Four Nyssa wrestlers claim titles, team third at R.D. Brown

NEW PLYMOUTH, IDAHO – The Nyssa wrestling team joined Oregon teams from Enterprise and Vale at the R.D. Brown Invitational on Saturday, January 25 in New Plymouth.

The Bulldogs finished the tournament in third place in the team standings behind Meridian and host New Plymouth Pilgrims. In one of the closest finishes of the season, Nyssa trailed the Pilgrims by just a single point as the tournament wrapped up action.

Enterprise and Vale finished 14th and 15th respectively as the Outlaws finished the day with 41 points, 3.5 points ahead of Vale’s 37.5 point total.

The Bulldogs saw individual titles from four wrestlers, Elijah Cleaver, Adam Simpson, Bryan Flores and Marlin Miles.

Cleaver (30-3 season record) finished his day with a pin over New Plymouth’s Hsee Hsee while Simpson (30-1 season record) took a 8-4 decision over Emmett’s Jake Johnson.

Flores (25-9 season record) took the medal at 220 pounds, pinning Meridian’s Blaze Tokioka and Miles (24-6 season record) pinned his opponent, Meridian’s Dalllas Merritt at the 3 minute, 26 second mark in the 285-pound class.

Enterprise’s best individual finish came as junior Trace Evans picked up second place in the 138-pound division. Evans fell in the championship match to New Plymouth’s Trent Myers in a 6-0 decision.

For the Vale Vikings’ team, a fourth place finish at 145 pounds by Ronnie Norton was the top finish of the tournament.

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Team results: 1. Meridian, 246. 2. New Plymouth, 197.5. 3. Nyssa, 196.5. 4. Weiser, 136. 5. Emmett, 96. 6. Meridian B, 89.5. 7. Boise, 85.5. 8. Fruitland, 84. 9. Marsing, 76. 10. Capital, 70. 11. Mountain View, 66. 12. Parma, 60. 13. Homedale, 47. 14. Enterprise, 41. 15. Vale, 37.5. 16. Wendell, 19.

Individual results: 106: Third place match, Riley Lundy (New Plymouth) over Gabriel Ortega (Nyssa) by decision, 11-4. 113: Third place match, Ethan Houston (Nyssa) over Kohen Smith (Boise) by fall, 3:42. 120B: Second place, Alex Albanez (Enterprise). Fifth place, Silas Phillips (Vale). 126: Third place match, Raul Ruiz (Nyssa) over Troy Miller (Marsing) by decision, 10-7. 126B: Third place, Ephraim Jensen (Vale). 132: Fifth place match, Nathan Kimball (Vale) over Nathan Avalos (Capital) by fall, 2:21. 132B: Fifth place, Cody Kent (Enterprise). 138: First place match, Trent Myers (New Plymouth) over Trace Evans (Enterprise) by decision, 6-0. 132B: Fourth place, Dylan Frolander (Enterprise). 145: Third place match, Grayson Lauer (Capital) over Ronnie Norton (Vale) by fall, 1:34. 145B: Sixth place, Zach Norton (Vale). 152: First place match, Elijah Cleaver (Nyssa) over Hsee Hsee (New Plymouth) by fall, 3:44. 152B: Second place, Santiago Miranda (Nyssa). 170: Third place match, Malachi Hoobery (Weiser) over Charlie Evans (Nyssa) by major decision, 14-1. 182: Fifth place match, Johnny Lopez (Nyssa) over Haiden Carroll (Fruitland) by fall, 1:42. 195: First place match, Adam Simpson (Nyssa) over Jake Johnson (Emmett) by decision, 8-4. 220: Bryan Flores (Nyssa) over Blaze Tokioka (Meridian) by fall, 0:42. 285: Marlin Miles (Nyssa) over Dallas Merritt (Meridian) by fall, 3:26.