Nyssa wrestlers third at Padilla

PARMA, IDAHO – Led by three individual first place finishes, the Nyssa wrestling squad placed third as the Padilla Invitational ended action on Saturday, January 18 in Parma.

The team from American Falls made the long drive from eastern Idaho to claim the team title with 236 points. Weiser, with 203 points, placed second with the Bulldogs in third after amassing 146 points. The Vale team just placed outside the top ten, taking 11th with 69.5 points with the Adrian team just behind in 12th. Enterprise finished the day in 14th.

Nyssa made the trip home with Elijah Cleaver, Adam Simpson and Marlin Miles clutching first place medals.

Cleaver, now 26-3 for the year, took a 7-1 decision over Middleton’s Kyle Austin in the 152-pound division for the title. Wrestling at 195 pounds, Simpson upped his season record to 26-1, but only having to go into extra minutes facing Emmett’s Jake Johnson. Simpson finally took the 3-1 decision. Miles pinned his opponent, Parma’s Danny Camacho at the 1 minute, 24 second mark wrestling at 285 pounds.

Enterprise also had an individual medal placement as junior Trace Evans took a technical fall win over Nampa’s Ryland Silva in the 138-pound division. Evans is now 26-1 for the season.

The Vikings of Vale returned home with two fourth place finishes as Nathan Kimball and Coy Cummings both made the medal stand.

Adrian senior Wade Bond, wrestling at 145 pounds, placed third, pinning American Falls junior Isac Avalos at the 0:53 mark.

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Team results: 1. American Falls, 236. 2. Weiser, 203. 3. Nyssa, 146. 4. Fruitland, 132.5. 5. Nampa, 128.5. 6. Weiser B, 125. 7. Parma, 114. 8. Middleton, 110. 9. Payette, 103. 10. Emmett, 101. 11. Vale, 69.5. 12. Adrian, 48. 13. Nampa B, 44.5 14. Enterprise, 37.5.

Individual results: 106: Third place, Gabriel Ortega (Nyssa) over Trevor Hardy (Nampa B) by decision, 3-0. 126: Third place, Jose Luna (Nampa B) over Nathan Kimball (Vale) by decision, 15-10. 132: Third place, Jon Fleming (Emmett) over Colt Cummings (Vale) by decision, 2-1. 138: First place, Trace Evans (Enterprise) over Ryland Silvis (Nampa) by technical fall, 15-0. 145: Third place, Wade Bond (Adrian) over Isac Avalos (American Falls) by fall, 0:53. 152: First place, Elijah Cleaver (Nyssa) over Kyle Austin (Middleton) by decision, 7-1. 195: First place, Adam Simpson (Nyssa) over Jake Johnson (Emmett) in overtime, 3-1. 220: First place, Greg Gissell (Fruitland) over Bryan Flores (Nyssa) in overtime, 3-1. 285: First place, Marlin Miles (Nyssa) over Danny Camacho (Parma) by fall, 1:24. Third place, Dylan Summers (Middleton) over Mats Ollenhauer (Adrian) by fall, 2:06.