Blackfoot grapplers take down Minico on senior night 49-26
BLACKFOOT — The call him Superman, and for most of the season Blackfoot senior Bryant Sargent has been has been one of the top wrestlers in the state in the 170 pound weight class.
Before his match with Minico's Dallas Mort Wednesday night, Sargent came out to the scorers table wearing his Superman cape, but not long after the match began Mort experienced why Sargent is a legitimate contender for a state championship.
Sargent jumped out to a 16-3 lead before pinning Mort 39 seconds into the second period.
The win capped a solid night on the mats for the Broncos as they took down Minico 49-26.
"As our senior Bryant has been a great leader for our team," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "He has done a great job on the mat and is the leader of our team."
Chase Wasia took home a win a 138 pounds when he pinned the Spartans Austin Fisher in the second period.
Jared Evans and Darrel Harris each notched technical falls with 16-0 victories.
The heartbreaker of the night happened to Jared Sargent.
After battling to a 4-4 tie and time ticking down in the third period, Sargent and Minico's Luke Allred were locked up together and after a brief misstep, Allred escaped earning one point and the 5-4 win.
"Every time out Jared is getting more and more confidence," Cashmore said. "It is only a matter of time before he catches fire and beats some of these top kids he is wrestling."
Blackfoot closes out the regular season Friday hosting Idaho Falls and Skyline, the match begins at 5 p.m.
Blackfoot (BLAC) 49.0 Minico (MINI) 26.0
98: Cole Trautner, BLAC, forf. . 106: Eddie Daniel, MINI, dec. Marcus Menefe, BLAC, 9-3. 113: Jared Evans, BLAC, tech. fall Chase Bingham, MINI, 2:04 15-0. 120: Allan Jeppsen, MINI, dec. Lane Hunt, BLAC, 9-5. 126: Wyatt Bingham, MINI, pinned Kelby Heiner, BLAC, 2:51. 132: Benji Bigler, BLAC, dec. Koy Meredith, MINI, 5-3. 138: Chase Wasia, BLAC, pinned Austin Fisher, MINI, 3:58. 145: Alex Austin, BLAC, pinned Leo Rangel, MINI, 4:49. 152: Darrel Harris, BLAC, tech. fall Boe Boston, MINI, 6:00 15-0. 160: Luke Allred, MINI, dec. Jared Sargent, BLAC, 5-4. 170: Bryant Sargent, BLAC, pinned Dallas Mort, MINI, 2:46. 182: Matthew Gil, MINI, tech. fall Ricardo Morros, BLAC, 5:10 21-6. 195: TJ Strunk, MINI, pinned Jacob Stewart, BLAC, 1:06. 220: Fabian Dorantes, BLAC, pinned Reegan Strunk, MINI, 3:51. 285: Littlejohn Jonathan, BLAC, forf. .