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NEW PLYMOUTH, ID – The wrestling teams of Vale and Nyssa jumped just over the border to compete among a number of large Idaho schools in the RD Brown Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29 in New Plymouth, Idaho.
Nyssa had two second-place finishes with senior Alec Carey falling in the championship match at 182 pounds to Weiser’s Malachi Hoobery. At 220 pounds, Bulldog junior Jesse Aragon was pinned by Capital’s Tucker French in the championship match.
Vale’s best finish came at 138 pounds as senior Nathan Kimball grabbed third place after a pin over Fruitland’s Kolby Rau.
A limited field of girls made for a few matches. Vale sophomore Ava Collins continued a successful season, winning the title at the 138-145 pound class. Collins was perfect on the day. The Vikings finished third in the team scoring.
Team scores: 1. Meridian A, 307.0. 2. New Plymouth, 169.0. 3. Meridian B, 156.5. 4. Fruitland, 156.0. 5. Weiser, 139.5. 6. Capital, 85.0. 7. Boise, 75.5. 8. Payette, 64.0. 9. Homedale, 45.0. 10. Nyssa, 42.0. 11. Vale, 39.0. 12. Parma, 38.0. 13. Garden Valley, 11.0.
Women Team Scores: 1. Meridian, 24.0. 2. New Plymouth, 21.0. 3. Vale, 13.0.
98 pounds: 5th Place Match; Andrew Sudderth (Weiser) defeated Omar Vesa (Vale) by fall, 3:50.
132 pounds: 5th Place Match; Kash Cobb (Weiser) defeated Colt Cummings (Vale) by decision, 7-3.
138 pounds: 3rd Place Match; Nathan Kimball (Vale) defeated Kolby Rau (Fruitland) by fall, 0:54.
152 pounds: 5th Place Match; Evan Weber (Parma) defeated Kase Schaffeld (Vale) by fall, 2:29.
182 pounds: 1st Place Match; Malachi Hoobery (Weiser) defeated Alec Carey (Nyssa) by fall, 5:22.
220 pounds: 1st Place Match; Tucker French (Capital) defeated Jesse Aragon (Nyssa) by fall, 5:29.
Individual Women Results
113-126 pounds: 4th Place, Payton Perry (Vale). Round 1; De Ci Aye (New Plymouth Women) defeated Payton Perry (Vale Women) by fall, 1:33. Round 2; Lizette Ohlund (Meridian Women) defeated Payton Perry (Vale Women) by fall, 0:30. Round 3; Sienna Ridgeway (New Plymouth Women) defeated Payton Perry (Vale Women) in overtime, 9-7.
138-145 pounds: 1st Place, Ava Collins (Vale). 3rd Place, Jessica Williams (Vale). Round 1; Kiara Dixon (Meridian Women) defeated Jessica Williams (Vale Women) by fall, 4:40. Round 2; Ava Collins (Vale Women) defeated Kiara Dixon (Meridian Women) by fall, 3:12. Round 3; Ava Collins (Vale Women) defeated over Jessica Williams (Vale Women) due to forfeit.
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