EVANSTON — The Evanston High School wrestling team opened its season Thursday night with a 63-6 loss to Spring Creek (Nevada).
Evanston junior Sage Synan was victorious over Clay Campbell in the 160-pound division. The Red Devils also got a win from Gavin Simmons, who defeated Chandler Hill at 220 pounds.
Simmons placed fourth at the state tournament last year as a junior.
Evanston is back in action at 1 p.m. today as the Red Devils host the Evanston Invitational. Previously, the largest wrestling tournament in the state, the Evanston Invitational started taking place before veteran coach Larry Wagstaff took over the wrestling program at Evanstom in 1978.
However, it still remains one of the largest wrestling tournaments in Wyoming.
The Evanston Invitational will feature 14 teams from three states. Teams participating include Evanston, Lyman, Mountain View, Green River, Bear River (Utah), Duchesne (Utah), Spring Creek (Nevada), Riverton, Murray (Utah), Rock Springs, Grantsville (Utah), Kemmerer, Pinedale and Big Piney.
The event will take place today and Saturday and will feature a varsity and junior varsity division this year.
RESULTS FROM THE EVANSTON SPRING CREEK DUAL
106 — Chase Milligan (Spring Creek) over Tyler Jacobson (Evanston) — Fall 3:34
113 — Bear Browne (Spring Creek) over Nena Sowers (Evanston) — Fall 4:37
120 — Josh Trip (Spring Creek) over Isaac Saavadra (Evanston) — Fall 5:55
126 — Riley Fuchs (Spring Creek) over Rowdy Saavadra (Evanston) — Fall 1:07
132 — Jace Saxton (Spring Creek) over Kendall Cummings (Evanston) — MD 8-0
138 — Dyllan Fuchs (Spring Creek) over Trevor Hobbs (Evanston) — Fall 1:07
145 — Anthony Chavez (Spring Creek) over Rigden Wagstaff (Evanston) — Fall 131
152 — Beau Chacon (Spring Creek) over Stetson Roundy (Evanston) — TF 17-1 6:00
160 — Saige Synan (Evanston) over Clay Campbell (Evanston) — (SV-1 3-1)
170 — Xzavier Edson (Spring Creek) over Unknown (Evanston) — Forfeit
182 — K-Ci Slade (Spring Creek) over Rylie Griggs (Evanston) — Fall 2:52
195 — Jeff Guthrie (Spring Creek) over Pablo Escalante (Evanston) — Dec. 8-3
220 — Gavins Simmons (Evanston) over Chandler Hill (Spring Hill — Dec. 10-5
285 — Cody Jenkins (Spring Creek) over Eric Orozio (Evanston) — Dec. 4-3
SPRING CREEK 63, EVANSTON 6