Each of the last two seasons, St. Maries’ wrestling team has taken first in at least one weight class of its home tournament.

The Lumberjacks kept pace last weekend as they hosted their third annual Chad Ross Memorial Tournament and put a pair of wrestlers atop the podium.

Kyle Sibert (195) and Delbert Lambson (220) each went 2-0 to take first place.

“We’re picking up speed right when we want to be,” Coach Dennis Humphrey said. “Across the board, everybody wrestled hard and was competitive in their matches.”

St. Maries finished second overall in team standings, scoring 176.5 behind first-place Bonners Ferry and its score of 192.5.

Dylan Sotin (113) and Trysten Lockridge (160) both earned runner-up spots on the day, Dylan going three rounds in his final before falling 6-7.

Eli Villa (152) overcame a quarterfinal loss to win three consecutive matches and take third place. Shaun Anderson (170) lost in the semifinals before winning his next two matches, including a four-minute, seven-second pin of Kai Naranjo of Orofino for third place.

Hunter Norris (132) was sent to the consolation bracket early, but managed to win each of his three remaining matches to finish the day 3-1.

Sam Martin (132) battled his way to the third place match before closing his tournament at 3-2.

Upcoming: St. Maries travels to Coeur d’Alene High School Wednesday, and competes at the Orofino Invite Friday and Saturday. The Jacks return next week Jan. 14 for their final home action of the season, set for 6 p.m. at St. Maries High School.

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