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Natrona County wrestling wins the Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament in Douglas

High school wrestlers from across the state of Wyoming made their way to Douglas this weekend to compete in the Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament.
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 11:35 PM CST
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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Over 25 schools from across Wyoming sent wrestlers to Douglas this weekend for the Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament. Plus, there were a few schools from surrounding states there to compete.

After Friday’s competition, Natrona County atop the team standings, and they ended Saturday still on top. They narrowly edged Thunder Basin 222-217.5 to bring home the team tournament championship.

Douglas, the hosts, finished not far behind in third with a total of 200.5 points.

The Mustangs had six top three finishers in their individual weight classes, and three of them were individual champions. Mustang Tate Tromble was the lightest of the bunch winning first place at 113 lbs.

Noah Sides won at 182 lbs., and Brendyn Nelson rounded out the trio by standing atop the podium for 195 lb. wrestlers. After receiving his first-place medal, Nelson said it feels “really good” to be the top guy in his weight class this weekend.

“It’s a really big confidence booster,” said Nelson. “I mean, it’s still [the] beginning of the season, so we still have a long ways to go and gotta keep pushing, but it’s a good way to kinda get the start of the season going off.”

Three Douglas Bearcats also won first place in their weight classes. Tanner Johnson came out on top at 106 lbs., and a pair of Ewings were victorious, too.

Keltan Ewing won first place at 138 lbs., and Lane did the same at 160 lbs.

From Cheyenne, East’s Liam Fox won his way to the top at 132 lbs., and Central’s Keagan Bartlett carried home a first-place medal for his work at 220 lbs.

Other top three finishers from our viewing area:

106 lbs.

2nd place, Tristen Tromble of Natrona County

3rd place, Coaltyn Laird of Lander Valley

126 lbs.

3rd place, Jerred Smith of Kelly Walsh

132 lbs.

2nd place, Dakota Ledford of Laramie

3rd place, Treyson Davilla of Kelly Walsh

138 lbs.

3rd place, Devin Weber of Wheatland

145 lbs.

2nd place, Wyatt McDermott of Thermopolis

3rd place, Logan Branigan of Burns/Pine Bluffs

152 lbs.

2nd place, Jake Hicks of Wheatland

3rd place, Billy Brenton of Natrona County

160 lbs.

2nd place, Kaeden Wilcox of Natrona County

3rd place, Roedy Farrell of Thermopolis

170 lbs.

2nd place, Noah Hone of Kelly Walsh

3rd place, Seth Scott of East

182 lbs.

3rd place, Trevor Eldridge of East

195 lbs.

3rd place, Colter Haws of Burns/Pine Bluffs

220 lbs.

2nd place, Carter Archuleta of Douglas

285 lbs.

3rd place, Will Baker of Lingle-Ft. Laramie/Southeast

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