Ranger wrestling competes in Wyo.

By 
Ryan Peerboom — Enterprise Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Enterprise photos by Ryan Peerboom

Danyk Jacobsen, back, fights for position against a Laurel wrestler during the Ranger Invitation on Dec. 7.

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Adin Gibson, top, plots his next move against a Butte wrestler at the Ranger Invitational.

The Park High School wrestling team traveled south to Powell, Wyoming over the weekend to compete in the Powell Invitational wrestling meet. The Rangers placed 14th out of 22 teams in the tournament.

Adin Gibson was the top finisher for the Rangers. He placed third in the 152-pound weight class. Gibson pinned his opponent in the quarterfinal round, but lost by decision by just one point, 7-6, in the semi-finals. He went on to win 6-1 in the third place match.

Three Ranger wrestlers finished fourth in their weight class. Gage McGillvray won by decision in the quarter-final round of the 113-pound weight class before losing by fall in both the semi-final and third place match.

Danyk Jacobsen, fourth in the 132-pound weight class, won by decision, 4-2, in the quarter-finals. Jacobsen was never pinned as he lost by decision in the semi-finals and third place match.

Cade Gubler was the other fourth place finisher for Park, competing in the 138-pound weight class. In order to place fourth, Gubler had to beat fellow Park Wrestling Alex Kober in the quarter-finals. Gubler won by fall, pinning Kober in 3:35. Gubler lost in the semis and third place match in close decisions. Kober finished fifth in the 138-pound class.

Park head coach Ben Hahn said Park gained a lot of valuable experience at the tournament.

“The Powell Wrestling Tournament in Wyoming allowed our team a chance to wrestle a ton of matches and get great experience at all levels,” Hahn said. “Both our JV and varsity team competed very well and we are looking forward to getting to work this week in the practice room to get ready for the Holiday Classic in Great Falls.”

The Rangers competed against some good competition in Wyoming, Hahn said.

“We beat kids who are ranked very high in the state of Wyoming, including state placers,” He said.. “It was a lot of fun.

 

Up next

The Rangers travel to Great Falls to compete in the Holiday Classic on Friday and Saturday at C.M. Russell High School. Wrestling on Friday begins at 11 a.m.

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