Three Badgers Place at State

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(Photo by DOUG BEAZER) BFHS Wrestling Coach Conrad Garner with Tyler Beazer, Matt Varlman, and Jesse Sandlin at the 2017 state championships.

NAMPA The Bonners Ferry Badgers wrestling squad had a big turn around the last two weeks of the season and sent nine boys to the State Championships.

Jesse Sandelin placed 2nd in the 160 weight class, Matt Varelman placed 2nd in the 195 weight class, and Tyler Beazer placed 6th in the 113. All state qualifiers represented Bonners Ferry well and fought hard to claim their standings at the championships.

Nine Badger wrestlers placed in the top three of their weight classes, which qualified them to travel to Nampa last weekend to compete in the state tournament.

Those wrestlers were: Carver Copley, Ben Tadlock, Tyler Beazer, Denton Eby, Mason Eby, Jesse Sandlin, Pacen Pluid, Matt Varelman and Ronney Craig.

The dedication paid off and next season will be even better. The compete results for the State Championships are as follows:

3A 138: Mason Eby (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Mason Eby (Bonners Ferry) over Brody vonBrethorst (Weiser) (Fall 5:53)

Quarterfinals - Boone Giulio (American Falls) over Mason Eby (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 0:45)

Cons. Round 2 - Mason Eby (Bonners Ferry) over Bridger Weston (Teton) (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 3 - Colby Ingram (Sugar-Salem) over Mason Eby (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 2:38)

3A 195: Pacen Pluid (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Tanner Batton (South Fremont) over Pacen Pluid (Bonners Ferry) (Inj. [time])

Cons. Round 1 - Cody Murphy (Fruitland) over Pacen Pluid (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 1:41)

3A 195: Matt Varelman (Bonners Ferry) - 2nd

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Varelman (Bonners Ferry) over Juan Mata (American Falls) (Fall 0:32)

Quarterfinals - Matt Varelman (Bonners Ferry) over Zane Morris (Shelley) (MD 13-5)

Semifinals - Matt Varelman (Bonners Ferry) over Eric Collins (Fruitland) (SV-1 7-2)

1st Place Match - Payson Anderton (Snake River) over Matt Varelman (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 1:55)

3A 113: Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) - 6th

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) over Robert Sudderth (Weiser) (Fall 0:37)

Quarterfinals - Derrick Stacey (Shelley) over Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 2:44)

Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) over Jorge Vega (Homedale) (MD 13-4)

Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) over Dalton Arnzen (Fruitland) (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Semis - Dylan Glider (Sugar-Salem) over Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 1:19)

5th Place Match - Brandon Downs (Priest River) over Tyler Beazer (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 3:30)

3A 106: Ben Tadlock (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Edward Pastor (Filer) over Ben Tadlock (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 1:51)

Cons. Round 1 - Ben Tadlock (Bonners Ferry) over Jaxon Burke (Snake River) (Fall 2:36)

Cons. Round 2 - Ander Barbot (Weiser) over Ben Tadlock (Bonners Ferry) (MD 11-0)

3A 98: Carver Copley (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Kyle DeRoache (Shelley) over Carver Copley (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 2:37)

Cons. Round 1 - Devin Rowland (Buhl) over Carver Copley (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 3:22)

3A 126: Denton Eby (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Dabid Romero (Gooding) over Denton Eby (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 0:39)

Cons. Round 1 - Denton Eby (Bonners Ferry) over Matthew Morris (Weiser) (Fall 3:48)

Cons. Round 2 - Sheldon Gentry (Parma) over Denton Eby (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 2:23)

3A 145: Nikolous Bertling (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - David Perez (Weiser) over Nikolous Bertling (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 3:31)

Cons. Round 1 - Alexander Challis (Shelley) over Nikolous Bertling (Bonners Ferry) (MD 9-0)

3A 160: Jesse Sandelin (Bonners Ferry) - 2nd

Champ. Round 1 - Jesse Sandelin (Bonners Ferry) over Browning Bennion (Sugar-Salem) (Dec 9-7)

Quarterfinals - Jesse Sandelin (Bonners Ferry) over Joel Padilla (Homedale) (Dec 4-0)

Semifinals - Jesse Sandelin (Bonners Ferry) over Cameron Russell (Fruitland) (Dec 6-2)

1st Place Match - Sean England (Snake River) over Jesse Sandelin (Bonners Ferry) (MD 12-2)

3A 285: Ronney Craig (Bonners Ferry) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Ronney Craig (Bonners Ferry) over Brian Jackson (Parma) (Fall 1:45)

Quarterfinals - Jake McGinnis (Gooding) over Ronney Craig (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 0:26)

Cons. Round 2 - Antonio Godina (Parma) over Ronney Craig (Bonners Ferry) (Fall 2:11)

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