BONNERS FERRY — Coaches Justin Pluid and Eddy Invernon took the Middle school wrestling team to Kellogg, Idaho, last Thursday, Dec. 7, for the District 1 Middle School Championships.
Taking first for the Badgers were Jake Summerfield, Marcus Regehr, Eli Richards, Joel Cowley, Kyle Smith, Andrew Sandelin, and Hunter Higeretta. In addition, 7 other Badgers placed in the top 4 to win the Team Title for the second year in a row.
“It was a very dominating season for the Badgers as they won the majority of the matches during the dual meets against the league teams and the bigger schools of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Sandpoint,” stated coach Corey Richards. “Many of the kids had undefeated seasons and the younger ones gained a ton of experience and showed great improvement throughout the season and came on strong at the end.”
District I Middle School Championships Results for Bonners Ferry
74 - Michael Stidt placed 2nd
74 - Tyson Tadlock placed 3rd.
80 - Jake Summerfield placed 1st
86 - Hunter Fasha placed 4th
92 - Dakota Heller placed 4th
98 - Marcus Regehr placed 1st
104 - John Freeman placed 2nd
123 - Noah Varelman placed 4th.
130 - Eli Richards placed 1st
137 - Joel Cowley placed 1st
144 - Kyle Smith placed 1st
151 - Andrew Sandelin placed 1st
170 - Jackson Richter placed 2nd
185 - Hunter Higeretta placed 1st
74 - Alexis Vandercoevering, 110 - Icidro Perez , 116 - Savannah Richert and 123 - Aiden Mangus all wrestled tough but missed placing by a match
Team scores: 1. Bonners Ferry 202.0, 2. Kellogg 168.0, 3. Timberlake 144.0, 4. St Maries 134.0, 5. Priest River 124.0