Miners do well
Hanna wrestling places well with new grapplers
December 18, 2019
The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team went to Lusk for the Tiger Invitational on Dec 13.
There were 23 teams for the invite, 14 from Wyoming and eight from out-of-state. Seven were from Nebraska and one was from Colorado.
The Miners racked up enough points to come in 14th.
Robert Riddle, the HEM head wrestling coach was happy with the result for a team that had many new faces.
“The team did well,” Riddle said.
“Joseph Borah placed fourth in his bracket at 195 pounds,” Riddle said. “Joe had some very strong early matches, but still needs to work to maintain stamina over a long day.”
Another wrestler Riddle felt had a good showing was Howard Bame.
“Howard placed in the top 6 in his bracket,” Riddle said. “Howard has improved greatly from his junior high wrestling, developing a winning attitude.”
Riddle commented on his only female wrestler Charlee Solaas.
“Charlee looked good in her four matches, wrestling competitively in all four,” Riddle said.
The coach said there was one wrestler who got injured in the tournament.
“Thomas Wagner looked good and competed well in his first match,” Riddle said. “Unfortunately, he sustained an injury and was unable to continue. I hope to have him back at full strength after Christmas break.”
Upcoming for the Miners, Dec 19, HEM will host a quad with Saratoga, Laramie JV and North Park. Then the team heads to Kremmling on Dec. 20 for duels and then a bracketed tournament on Dec. 21 in Kremmling.