Soroco, Hayden wrestlers solid in Oak Creek |

Soroco, Hayden wrestlers solid in Oak Creek

The Soroco High School wrestling team poses for a photo after Saturday's home invitational in Oak Creek.
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— The Soroco High School wrestling team hosted its own invitational Saturday in Oak Creek, which included Hayden High School. The two teams accounted for seven first-place finishers and two runners-up.

“Overall, they did what was expected. They wrestled hard,” Hayden coach Chad Jones said. “I think the tournament was great for some of those younger kids to get them a little more experience. And it’s always good, locally. We thank Soroco. We really appreciate having a local tournament where people can come watch.”

Both Hayden and Soroco will compete at the West Grand Tournament next weekend.

Below is a weight-by-weight breakdown of Saturday’s Soroco invitational.

106 pounds

Soroco’s Shad Covalt took first in the round robin, which included a win over runner-up Taylor Powell, of Hayden. Covalt beat Powell via fall in 1:47.

113 pounds

In another round robin, Hayden’s Garret Murphy went 3-1 to take second.

120 pounds

Hayden’s Devlyn Mosman went 3-2 to finish third. One of his losses came via injury default.

126 pounds

One of the few true brackets, Hayden’s Judd Magee cruised to the title, going 3-0 with two pins and one technical fall. One pin came over Soroco’s Kane Williams in the semifinals in 2:18. Williams rallied to take third.

132 pounds

Soroco’s Lane Martindale owned the round robin, pinning all three of his opponents.

138 pounds

Soroco’s Dalton Ray was the champ, going 3-0 with three pins.

145 pounds

Soroco’s Jesse Amrein took fourth, going 2-3.

160 pounds

Soroco freshman Jace Logan, wrestling up from his usual 152 pounds, went 5-0 with four pins to win the round robin. Hayden’s Tommy Wade was fifth, and Soroco’s Navy Karow sixth.

220 pounds

Hayden’s big guys continue to dominate, with Christian Carson going 5-0 to claim the round robin.

285 pounds

In the three-man heavyweight round robin, Hayden’s Lebo Armendarez took first.

Note: Neither team had wrestlers at 170, 182 or 195 pounds.

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