takes second at Pomeroy
Jake Wimer placed 4th at 160 lbs., the highest placing for a Prairie wrestler at the Kamiah Invitational Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5 and 6.
Results are unavailable for Friday’s seeding action but Wimer won by pin in 5:13.4 in the first round of the championship bracket over Tucker Weatherly of the Lewiston JV. He then lost by pin to Andy Ross of Potlatch in 5:41. He won his first match of the 3rd place semifinals, opponent or results unavailable. In the 3rd place match he faced Weatherly again but this time lost a 9-8 decision to wind up 4th.
In other championship bracket action Brandon Poxleitner lost in the first round to Michael Skinner of Orofino. He then was eliminated 11-2 by Darren Snyder of Kamiah.
At 145 lbs. Tony Duman lost to Cameron Hagen of Kamiah. He then defeated Andrew Whitfield of Lewiston JV 20-7 but then lost in the 3rd place semifinals.
At 285 lbs. Ron Chandler lost to Dennis Wilson of Orofino then was eliminated by pin by Cody Hayes of the Lewiston JV.
In consolation round-robin action Chance Ratcliff won both of his matches on Saturday. He defeated Sean Garrison of Kamiah by pin in 2:30 then won a decision over R.J. Mitchell of Melba.
Prairie will compete in a duel meet at Kamiah Thursday, January 11 and then will be at the Orofino Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
New wrestling mat ordered
Through the efforts of the Prairie Booster Club, the Cottonwood Wrestling Club, the wrestlers and coaches, a new wrestling mat has been ordered.
Fundraising efforts began more than three years ago with the Prairie Booster Club sponsoring a golf tournament to help raise funds. Teams of past and present wrestlers and coaches participated. The Cottonwood Wrestling Club put aside funds from their tournaments held in Cottonwood, from sign-up fees and concession proceeds to help purchase the mat. Wrestlers and coaches donated time and energy to help residents with moving household items and cleaning at the annual Idaho County Fair.
The Prairie High School Wrestling Team, the Prairie Jr. High Wrestling Team and the Cottonwood Wrestling Club will use the mat.
PIRATES WRESTLING SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07
12 & 13-Orofino Invitational
18-Orofino, there, 6 p.m.
25-Grangeville, there, 6 p.m.
26 & 27-Kellogg Tournament
6-Orofino, there, 6 p.m.
22-24-State at Pocatello