Blackfoot wrestling sends 14 to state

POCATELLO — After a long day of wrestling the Blackfoot Broncos will be sending 14 wrestlers to next week's state wrestling tournament in Nampa.

Marcus Menefe showed the most emotion of the day after a victory in the semifinals in which he got off the mat with a fist pump and then ran across the gym at Pocatello High School to hug is mom and the victory had guaranteed Menefe a berth in the state tournament.
"Marcus had a fantastic day wrestling," Blackfoot head coach Thain Cashmore said. "He really wrestled fantastic all day long."
Menefe finished as the runner-up at 106 pounds behind Kade Smith of Pocatello.
Cole Tarutner qualified at 98 pounds with a fourth place finish. Jared Evans came home third at 113 pounds and Lane Hunt was the runner-up at 120 pounds.
The lone district champion for the Broncos was Chase Wasia at 138 pounds. Wasia took down Chase Lemons of Bonneville in the finals.
Kelby Heiner and Benji Bigler each finished third at 126 and 132 pounds respectively. Darrel Harris finished fourth at 152 pounds.
Jared Sargent will head to state after a third place finish at 160 and his brother Bryant also qualified after finishing second at 170 pounds.
Ricardo Marcos took home fourth at 182, while Jacob Stewart and Logan Lamb finished second and third at 195 pounds. Zack Rodriguez closed out the Bronco qualifiers with a fourth place finish at 220 pounds.
"We wanted to qualify 16 kids so we came up a little short of that," Cashmore said. "But considering the quality of competition it was a good day for us."
The Broncos finished third in the team standings with 318 points. Pocatello was second with 336.5 and Bonneville was first with 501 points.
Blackfoot begins state tournament action Friday at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

98 Results
1st Place - Ty Root of Pocatello
2nd Place - Hunter Roubidoux of Pocatello
3rd Place - Miguel Mares of Century
4th Place - Cole Trautner of Blackfoot

106 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Kade Smith of Pocatello
2nd Place - Marcus Menefe of Blackfoot
3rd Place - Scott Jolley of Bonneville
4th Place - Bryson McGuire of Bonneville

113 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Justin Holman of Bonneville
2nd Place - Kieton Keller of Preston
3rd Place - Jared Evans of Blackfoot
4th Place - Anthony Baca of Pocatello

120 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Luke Kirby of Pocatello
2nd Place - Lane Hunt of Blackfoot
3rd Place - Zarron McGuire of Bonneville
4th Place - Steven Dopp of Pocatello

126 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Taite Martin of Bonneville
2nd Place - Devin Anderson of Rigby
3rd Place - Kelby Heiner of Blackfoot
4th Place - Mavrick Jones of Rigby

132 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Taggert Andersen of Rigby
2nd Place - Jess Nielsen of Pocatello
3rd Place - Benji Bigler of Blackfoot
4th Place - Tristen Cottrell of Century

138 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Chase Wasia of Blackfoot
2nd Place - Chase Lemons of Bonneville
3rd Place - Blake Anderson of Rigby
4th Place - Justin Longhurst of Preston

145 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Donivan Banks of Bonneville
2nd Place - Samuel Joerger of Pocatello
3rd Place - Josh Patteson of Bonneville
4th Place - Eric Olson of Rigby

152 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Cutler Gneiting of Rigby
2nd Place - Cordell Robbins of Pocatello
3rd Place - Jacom Stacey of Bonneville
4th Place - Darrel Harris of Blackfoot

160 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Dillon Bird of Bonneville
2nd Place - Colby Sexton of Bonneville
3rd Place - Jared Sargent of Blackfoot
4th Place - Jake Anderson of Rigby

170 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Jared Bird of Bonneville
2nd Place - Bryant Sargent of Blackfoot
3rd Place - Will Jenkins of Bonneville
4th Place - Samuel Seamons of Preston

182 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Jackson Cook of Bonneville
2nd Place - AJ Elrod of Pocatello
3rd Place - Austyn Harris of Preston
4th Place - Ricardo Morros of Blackfoot

195 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Brandon Contreres of Bonneville
2nd Place - Jacob Stewart of Blackfoot
3rd Place - Logan Lamb of Blackfoot
4th Place - Kearn Smith of Bonneville

220 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Alex Iszler of Pocatello
2nd Place - Carrick Smith of Bonneville
3rd Place - Zack Rodriguez of Blackfoot
4th Place - Kia Burks of Bonneville

285 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Stephen Boone of Bonneville
2nd Place - Tayson Reid of Preston
3rd Place - Anthony Vasquez of Rigby
4th Place - Nolan Fay of Pocatello

Team scores