Wolverine wrestlers qualify 17 for state championships

Wolverines headed to State wrestling championships pictured above are, kneeling front, Kash Cobb and Ty Cobb. Middle row, from left, Audrey Deleon, Wyatt Black, Weston Black, Luke Sarich, Kaleb Grove, Jean Paul Despain, Cole Ingle, Charlie Nevarez, and Aliyah Al-Hilla. Back row, from left, Austin Ashley, Dylan Ashley, Matt Monterossa, Keegan Willet, Lucas Goff, and Stockton Young. Photos by Nancy Grindstaff

Winning the first-place title in the 182-pound weight class in Saturday’s District tournament, Kash Cobb is pictured on his way to pinning Fruitland’s Sam Mahler at 1:04.

Weiser’s Ty Cobb won the 145-pound weight class first-place title in Saturday’s District 3 tournament, defeating Fruitland’s Ricky Cisneros and Jake Swann. He and his brother, Kash, pictured above, are the second generation of Cobb brothers to win the same weight class titles.
Katie von Brethorst
Weiser wrestling was exciting this past week! The ladies spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday in downtown Boise for their district competition. Girls Districts are held together since there are not as many athletes. Weiser had some great competition and ultimately had four out of five girls place and two who will continue on to the State Tournament.  
 Audrey Deleon had an awesome tournament winning all four of her matches to get her first place finish on the top of the podium. Deleon wrestled strong at the 120 weight class and beat each and every one of her opponents by fall.  
 Aliyah Al-Hilla also had a great tournament finishing in third place and representing Weiser well.  She won four out of five of her matches to finish third.  
 On the men’s side, Weiser hosted the district tournament at the Tom Falash Memorial Gym this past Saturday.  It was a packed day with over a hundred wrestlers competing to see who goes on to the state tournament this next weekend.  
 Historically the first five places advance to the state tournament, but there are almost always some at will berths that allow some other wrestlers in to fill up the brackets. 
 Weiser was a powerhouse again this year for Districts besting almost all of their competition; Fruitland ultimately took first place. Weiser had 15 wrestlers who advanced to the state tournament and we are waiting to see if that number grows. 
 Weiser had two first place finishers and they both had some exciting matches to watch this past weekend. It has been 20 plus years since Weiser has seen the Cobb name associated with winning a district title, but that name was synonymous with Weiser wrestling this past Saturday.  
 Big brother and junior, Kash Cobb took first going up a weight for the district tournament to wrestle at the 182 weight class. Kash had four matches to take the win and even won one of them in just 15 seconds. In his final match, Kash beat McCall in a 7-0 decision to take first. His little brother and freshman, Ty Cobb also took first place for the Wolverines and wrestled two matches after receiving a bye in the first round. Ty wrestled in the 145 weight class and won his first match with a late fall at 5:33 and then received a major decision 9-1 in his championship match.  
 Cobb’s were not the only Weiser Wolverines who had success during the district event. Coming in second were Wyatt Black at 98 pounds, Charlie Nevarez at 120, Weston Black at 126, Cole Ingle at 132, Luke Sarich at 152, and Kaleb Grove at 220. 
 Finishing in third was Stockton Young at 152, Matthew Monterrosa at 160, Lucas Goff at 195, and Dylann Ashley at 285.  
 Keegan Willet finished in fourth place at 285. At fifth place for the Wolverines were Jean Paul Despain at 132 and Austin Ashley at 182. Sixth place finishers included Eric Ramirez at 106 and Bryce King at 170.
 State tournament will commence this Friday and Saturday for all of the Weiser Wolverine wrestlers at Holt Arena in Pocatello. Cheer on your Wolverines!


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