BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot wrestling team took to the mats against Bonneville on Wednesday night, celebrating 15 seniors for their contributions to the long and storied program.
At the end of the evening, Blackfoot was strutting their stuff as those seniors, and the rest of the Blackfoot grapplers stood triumphant with a commanding 66-2 team victory over those Bees.
"It was a splendid senior night," Blackfoot head coach Brian Barlow said. "I was very proud of them. They were able to show off and put on a good show in front of the home crowd in their last opportunity at Blackfoot High School."
In a night full of highlights, several seniors indeed show their stuff. Juan Navarro decided that :26 of mat time was more than enough in his senior farewell, pinning his Bonneville opponent nearly before the echo of the referees whistle had left the gym.
Fellow seniors who tallied pins on Tuesday were Koty Cook, Conrad Jarmin, Garrett Buck, Angel Dorantes and Coltin Hill. Hill with a pile driver pin in the second round as he stacked up his Bee opponent.
Dallins Evans, Christian Mallare and Stetson Jorgenson also got wins on senior night with hard fought decisions in their respective weight classes.
Jorgenson's win was his 93rd as a Bronco varsity wrestler which is no small feat when you consider all of the talented wrestlers who stood in front of him in his underclassmen years.
"Getting a hundred wins in our wrestling room is nearly unheard of," coach Barlow said. "What Stetson has accomplished is pretty special."
All told, Blackfoot lost just one match on Wednesday, a very close loss 6-4 decision that Matt Gallegos came up just short on.
"I just want to thank my seniors for giving us all the pride through the years," coach Barlow said. "They are a special bunch and have been fun to watch."
Blackfoot will rest up and prepare for the district tournament which will be held next Wednesday at 10 A.M.
103 Chase Wasia pin 3:30
112 Juan Navarro pin :26
119 Matt Gallegos L 4-6
125 Jeremy Robbins pin 1:36
130 Dallin Evans dec 13-7
135 Christian Mallare dec 7-1
140 Koty Cook pin 3:06
145 Ruben Pulido pin 3:05
152 Jonathan Horak dec 9-7
160 Stetson Jorgenson dec 4-0
171 Coltin Hill pin 3:29
189 Conrad Jarmin pin 3:09
215 Garrett Buck pin 3:28
HWT Angel Dorantes pin 3:24