Ranger wrestlers prepare for Carbon County Classic


Dawson Schramm works against a Rock Springs opponent earlier this season. The Ranger wrestling team competes at the Carbon County Classic this weekend in Hanna.

The Kemmerer wrestling team competed at the Bridgerland Duals in Mountain View on Friday, Feb. 2. The team dominated, racking up lots of wins and winning their pool of wrestling teams.

First, the Rangers beat a strong Star Valley team 37–27. The Ranger wrestlers then beat Mountain View 42–15. Mountain View really only won one match, as Kemmerer had to forfeit two weight classes to them.

The Kemmerer wrestlers then beat Big Piney 39–21. Big Piney only won one match, even with Kemmerer having to forfeit three weight classes for which they don’t have wrestlers.

Kemmerer’s team had a lot of wrestlers moving up a weight class just to help the team compete.

The Rangers lost to Lyman for the team championship, 42–31. If Kemmerer were able to fill all the weights, who knows what would have happened —  the Rangers were forced to give up 18 points in forfeits because of weight classes they couldn’t fill.

Dawson Schramm wrestled at 120 pounds, Colter Julian at 126, Carson Carlson at 132, Donny Proffit at 138, Brendan Miller and Cayson Smith at 145, Josh Thatcher at 152, Lowell Ellis at 160, Hayden Walker at 170, Jayden Boyd at 220, and Andres Vega at 132. All the wrestlers won some tough matches.

This weekend was a great preparation for the Rangers’ run on a state title — you can bet this group will continue to bring their very best.

This weekend the Ranger wrestlers will be in Hanna for the Carbon County Classic. This will be the last regular season meet, then it is on to Regionals and State.

A few Kemmerer Rangers have moved up on Wyowrestling’s 2A rankings.

Dawson Schramm is ranked 1st in the 120 pound class, Donny Proffit is ranked 1st in the 138 class and Hayden Walker is ranked 1st in the 170 class.

Carson Carlson is 2nd in the 126 class, with Colter Julian moving up to 3rd in the 126 class.

Josh Thatcher has earned a 4th place ranking in the 138 class. Jeydon Boyd is now ranked third in the 195 class, and Lowell Ellis is 6th in the 152 class.

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