Weiser wrestlers earn fifth at R.D. Brown invite

Wrestling in the 220-pound weight class, Weiser’s Kaleb Grove dominated his opponents at the R.D. Brown Memorial Invitational in New Plymouth on Saturday, Jan. 27. Grove won his first three matches against two Fruitland wrestlers, then won by fall within two minutes over a Homedale wrestler in the championship round.

Weiser High School junior Luke Sarich is pictured during a 152-pound match at New Plymouth’s R.D. Brown Memorial Invitational on Saturday.
Katie von Brethorst
Weiser wrestling had yet another cancellation last week against Parma but was able to travel to New Plymouth for the R.D. Brown Memorial Invitational.  
 The Weiser men competed in the tournament Friday and Saturday along with the Lady Wolverines.  
 Eighteen teams were at the tournament ranging in competition from 2A-5A and from both Idaho and Oregon.  Weiser took a solid fifth place with 17 wrestlers scoring 141 points.  
 Weiser once again had some great results with two first place winners. 
 Kash Cobb continues to be a powerhouse for the Wolverines at the 170 weight class and continued his winning streak this weekend finishing in first place.  Cobb wrestled four matches on the weekend and beat wrestlers from Emmett, Boise, and Fruitland to get to the championship match with Meridian. Each of those first three matches was won by fall and the championship was won by a major decision 9-0. Cobb also contributed 29 points to his team. 
 Kaleb Grove at the 220 weight class also had a great tournament and continued his strong season winning three matches against two Fruitland athletes to get into the championship match.  Grove beat Homedale in the championship match by fall in two minutes. Grove also gave his team 26 points.  
 Besides Cobb and Grove, Weiser saw quite a bit more success.  
 Finishing in third place was Weston Black at the 126 weight class, contributing 15 team points and Stockton Young wrestling at 152.  At fourth place, Wyatt Black represented Weiser well at 98 pounds with 13 team points while Cole Ingle at 132, Ty Cobb at 138, and Luke Sarich at 152 all took fifth place. Last but not least, Lucas Goff wrestled at 182 and scored 12 team points with a sixth place finish.  
 On the ladies side of the tournament four athletes competed during the two day tournament.  
 Fifteen teams competed with the Lady Wolverines finishing in fifth place with 35 points total.  
 Audrey Deleon kept up with her winning streak at the 120 weight class and wrestled a whopping five matches to take home first place and gave her team 26 points. Four of her five matches were won by fall and one by medical forfeit.  
 Madilyn Jones wrestled at 145 and placed second during the tournament. She won both of her matches by fall in approximately one minute each.  
 In third place for the Lady Wolverines was Aliyah Alhilla who won all three of her matches by fall and scored 9 team points.  
 Corianna Parsons also had a great tournament finishing in third place for her team.   
 Weiser will have a busy week travelling to face SRV competitor Fruitland on Wednesday. Jan. 31. They also host a number of teams on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 for the Weiser Invitational.  
 The Weiser Invitational is historically a highly competitive tournament with quite a few teams travelling to compete!  Come on out and watch you Wolverine wrestlers!
 Go Wolverines!


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