Wrestling

Print Article

A better-than-normal turnout for this season’s Bonners Ferry High School wrestling team, coupled with several experienced wrestlers, could mean a successful season for the Badgers.

Thirty-two students have signed up for this year’s squad, which opens its season on Thursday, Dec. 10, on the road against Libby.

“That’s a lot more than normal,” said veteran head coach Conrad Garner. “Traditionally, we’ve had about 20.”

Garner expects to fill all of the weight classes. In recent years, the Badgers have competed in matches where four to five classes went unfilled.

“You give away 6 points for every open weight class,” Garner said. “We have three heavyweights, which is a big improvement.”

Junior and senior wrestlers helped recruit new team members, bringing on freshmen and new kids to the school district.

“They were tired of winning matches and not winning duels,” Garner said. “We need numbers.”

Juniors Trevor Hampton and Benny Watt are the  returning Badgers to place at the 2009 state tournament.  Hampton is expected to wrestling at 140.  Watt at 130.

Other returning lettermen include seniors Aaron Stockdale at 152, Justin Spease at 189, Joe Neumeyer at 145 and Josh Carpenter at 130; juniors Reid Boorman at 125, Robert Lundgren at 119 or 125, Dusty Koehler at 125, Benny Watt at 130 , Isiah Grey at 145 and heavyweights David Willems and Beau Cowley; and sophomores Thomas Osborn at 152 and Zach Heigel at 171,

Garner said he is uncertain about what to expect from Priest River, but as far as the rest of the Intermountain League, he feels the Badgers could be in the top three.

Others who have signed up wrestling are seniors Jacob Beazer, Kelly VanAllen and Matt Surrena; juniors Mike Mason and Katie Michael; sophomores Alex Trevino, Austin Lethrud, Reed Bennett and Kody Ramsey; and freshmen Josh Tucker, Josh Miller, Tyson Boorman, Hunter Borer, Blaine Invernon and Carmen Krischbaum.

Print Article

Read More Sports

BFHS wrestling practice begins

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — Bonners Ferry High School Wrestling team is kicking off the 2017-2018 season with practices mainly consisting of conditioning. The students were instructed to perform exercises that b...

Comments

Read More

Girls tip off hoops season tomorrow

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — The BFHS girls basketball teams completed tryouts, and are now practicing for their first game coming up on Friday, Nov. 17, as the Badgers host St. Maries. “The tryouts went well, a...

Comments

Read More

The Tuesday’s Trouble have finished nine weeks of bowling

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald Melayne Stevens got high scratch game 179, third high scratch series 435, high handicap game 254 and tied for high handicap series 660. Carolyn McNeill got second high scratch game 173 and high scrat...

Comments

Read More

Wrestlers finish the North Idaho Wrestling League season

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 267-5521
Po Box 539
Bonners Ferry, Id 83805

©2017 Bonners Ferry Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X