St. Maries’ wrestling team hosts the third annual Chad E. Ross Memorial Tournament this weekend at St. Maries High School.
The Lumberjacks have won four titles over the past two years at their hosted tournaments. Last season Dylan Sotin and Hayden Villa claimed titles as the team earned nine individual medals.
The previous year saw St. Maries to 10 medals at its home tournament.
The event, beginning with duals Friday at 4 p.m. and continuing Saturday at 9 a.m., follows last weekend’s tournament at Freeman.
The Lumberjacks took a pair of top-three finishes, led by Kyle Sibert (195), who went 2-1 for a second-place finish.
Sam Martin (132) overcame a loss by pin in the semifinals to take third place on a 7-5 decision, and Trysten Lockridge wrestled back from a quarterfinal loss to win his next two matches, including a 6-5 win in the fifth place match.
“I was very happy with how the boys wrestled,” Coach Dennis Humphrey said. “It was a tough tournament with big Washington schools. We were a bit rusty starting out, but improved throughout the day. We took 14th out of 17 teams last year at that one, and were 7th this year, so they showed great improvement, especially for such a young group.”
Ethan Kolar (126) and Delbert Lambson (220) each took consolation titles after early losses, compiling a 2-1 and 3-1 records, respectively.
Upcoming: St. Maries hosts the third annual Chad. E Ross Memorial Tournament, beginning Friday night and continuing into Saturday. The Jacks return from Christmas Break with a Jan. 8 date at Coeur d’Alene High School.