St. Maries’ wrestling coach, Dennis Humphrey, said the Lumberjacks could take 14 or 15 wrestlers to this weekend’s district championships.
But when it comes to favorites at winning the tournament, there is a log jam.
“Clearwater Valley could easily win the thing, Orofino has a strong team, we could take it, it’s just up for grabs at this point,” Coach Humphrey said.
He added that Potlatch could also make a push for the title.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if all nine of Potlatch’s kids go to state,” he said.
The Jacks come into Saturday’s tournament at Potlatch following a quiet week. St. Maries sent four wrestlers to the Lake City JV tournament Feb. 15.
Three Lumberjacks placed in the top three, including Ethan Kolar with his first-place finish in the 120-pound bracket.
Ethan earned a 4-2 decision in the first round, followed by a pair of quick pins as he finished 3-0 on the tournament.
Kyle Sibert split matches and went 1-1 for second place and Landon Warren was 3-1 as he took third place in the 220-pound division.
Upcoming: St. Maries competes at the district championships Saturday at Potlatch High School.