CHEYENNE – Cheyenne East put three wrestlers into the semifinals, and has another eight alive in wrestlebacks after the first day of the Shane Shatto Memorial Invitational on Friday in Douglas.

The Thunderbirds are third in the team standings with 94 points. Casper Kelly Walsh leads the 24-team field with 102.5 points, while Gillette’s Thunder Basin is second (95).

Cheyenne Central is 13th, while Burns-Pine Bluffs and Cheyenne South check in at 14th and 16th, respectively.

East juniors Amos Solano (120 pounds) and Noah Gallegos (126) and sophomore Jackson Hesford (152) all advanced to today’s semifinal round.

Hesford won two matches by pin and another by major decision. Solano picked up two pins, while Gallegos won on bout by pin and another by major decision.

Burns had senior Lash Branigan (195) and juniors Boe Clayson (170) and Kyle Thurin (182) go 2-0. Both of Branigan and Thurin’s wins came by pin.

South seniors Mikey Fischer (132), Dominic Dominguez (138) and Tyler Wilken (138) all reached the semis.

Dominguez was 3-0 on the day with two pins. Fischer won one bout by pin and another by technical fall.

The tournament concludes today.

PREP WRESTLING

SHATTO MEMORIAL INVITE

at Douglas

Team Scores

1. Casper Kelly Walsh 102.5; 2. Thunder Basin 95; 3. Cheyenne East 94; 4. Douglas 93.5; 5. Casper Natrona County 90; 6. Castle View 72; 7. Chadron 55; 8. Alliance 54.0; 9. Thermopolis 53; 10. Glenrock 52.5; 11t. Sheridan, Torrington 51; 13. Cheyenne Central 47; 14. Burns-Pine Bluffs 45; 15. Gering 34; 16. Cheyenne South 32.5; 17. Wheatland 32; 18. Campbell County 30; 19. Riverton 26; 20. Buffalo 25; 21. Laramie 23; 22. Lander 20; 23. Lusk 18; 24. Newcastle-Upton 8.

Burns-Pine Bluffs results

132 pounds: Lo. Branigan 1-2; 145: Cudney 1-2; 170: Clayson 2-0; 182: K. Thurin 2-0; 195: La. Branigan 2-0.

Cheyenne Central results

106 pounds: I. Lopez 1-1; 120: Roberts 2-1; 138: Vroman 3-1; 152: J. Dilly 2-2; 160: B. Nicholson 0-2; 170: N. Lundberg 2-1; 182: Gauthier 2-1; 195: Herd 0-2; 220: Martin 2-1; 285: Hill 2-1.

Cheyenne East results

106 pounds: Trujillo 2-1; 113: Mihalek 2-1, Stice 1-1; 120: Solano 2-0; 126: Gallegos 2-0, Vasquez 2-1; 132: Smith 2-1; 138: Anderson 1-2, Martin 1-2; 145: D. Winchell 3-1; 152: Hesford 3-0; 160: L. Eldridge 1-2; 170: B. Ronnau 2-1; 182: Mizel 1-2, Whitright 2-1; 195: D. Lopez 0-2; Aragon 1-2; 220: Higgins 1-2, Brown 0-2.

Cheyenne South results

106 pounds: Shrove 0-2; 120: I. Wood 2-2; 132: Fischer 2-0; 138: Dominguez 3-0, Wilken 2-0; 152: Lister 0-2.

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