BLACKFOOT — For the first time this season the Blackfoot High School wrestling team took to the mats of Blackfoot High School.
Their opponent; perennial power and district rival Pocatello.
It took just 33 seconds for the Broncos to make their mark on the match as Chase Wasia pinned the Indians Jess Nielsen to get the Broncos rolling.
When the match was all said and done the Broncos walked away with a 51-30 win and some valuable reps in preparation for this weekends Tiger/Grizz Invitational in Idaho Falls.
"That was a good match for us against a good team," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "We had a lot of success early in the match as Chase Wasia one of our senior leaders showed why he did so well last weekend and Bryant Sargent showed why he was a Richardson Tournament champion."
Sargent won his match with a pin in 20 seconds over Porter Johnson to send the Broncos to seven victories in their first nine matches of the evening.
"It was nice to be in front of our home crowd and listening them getting into the match," Cashmore said. "The crowd tonight was great."
Heavyweight Jonathon Littlejohn also won his match by pinfall with 30 seconds left in the third period.
With all the success in the heavier weights, the Broncos did have some struggles in the lower weight classes.
Lane Hunt at 120 pounds and Kelby Heiner at 126 were the only lower weight class wrestlers two win their matches.
Blackfoot travels to the Tiger/Grizz Invitational this weekend action begins on Friday at 3 p.m. and continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Skyline High School.
Blackfoot (BLAC) 51.0 Pocatello (POCA) 30.0
98: Hunter Roubidoux, POCA, maj. dec. Cole Trautner, BLAC, 11-1. 106: Kade Smith, POCA, tech. fall Marcus Menefe, BLAC, 0:00 20-5. 113: Kolby Smith, POCA, pinned Jared Evans, BLAC, 3:48. 120: Lane Hunt, BLAC, dec. Anthony Baca, POCA, 5-0. 126: Kelby Heiner, BLAC, pinned Chase Davis, POCA, 3:05. 132: Chase Wasia, BLAC, pinned Jess Nielsen, POCA, 1:38. 138: Konnor Robinson, BLAC, pinned Cameron Loper, POCA, 3:52. 145: Samuel Joerger, POCA, pinned Alex Austin, BLAC, 1:21. 152: Cordell Robbins, POCA, dec. Brian Goodwin, BLAC, 12-5. 160: Jared Sargent, BLAC, forf. . 170: Bryant Sargent, BLAC, pinned Porter Johnson, POCA, 0:19. 182: AJ Elrod, POCA, pinned Ricardo Morros, BLAC, 5:04. 195: Jacob Stewart, BLAC, forf. . 220: Zack Rodriguez, BLAC, forf. . 285: Littlejohn Jonathan, BLAC, pinned Nolan Fay, POCA, 5:19.