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Invernon wins, Garner 'Coach of the Year'

February 24, 2013
The Bonners Ferry Badgers took fifth place in the Idaho State 3A wrestling tournament on Saturday, with senior Blaine Invernon winning his third state title, making he and Adam Hall the only two Badgers in history to accomplish the feat, and coach Conrad Garner was once again chosen as Idaho high school wrestling's Coach of the Year.

Of the 21 teams competing, Weiser won the state 3A team title with 106 points, Snake River was second with 98.5 and Fruitland finished third with 66. Sugar-Salem finished in fourth place with 66, Bonners Ferry fifth with 64.5, Teton sixth at 64, followed by American Falls, 63, South Fremont, 60, Homedale 58, and Timberlake, 55.5.

In the consolation first round, Badger Chase Erickson fell to Santos Gutierrez, Gooding, to a pin at 0.25 in the 120 pound weight class; at 152, Josh Miller won an 11-8 decision over Caleb Rundle, Filer, and Jonathan Gaspar, at 285, pinned Andrew Saucedo, American Falls, at 3:40.

In the championship quarterfinals, Smith won a 4-2 decision over Zac Hallett, Kimberly, at 98 pounds; at 138, Invernon pinned Bailey King, Fruitland, at 2:16; Parker Davis fell to Garrett Wood, Sugar-Salem, by pin at 1:18; at 152, Skeen fell to Nik Fagan, Fruitland, by a 6-0 decision; at 195, Krichbaum won a 6-3 decision over Chrition Ketchu, Fruitland; at 220, William Gaspar fell by pin to Blaze Eckman, South Fremont, at 2:49; and at 285 Morris McAllister fell on a 3-2 decision to Hayden Herrick, Weiser.

In the consolation second round, Parker Davis, at 145, won a major decision over Bryce Hunt, Bear Lake, 16-7; Badgers Anthony Skeen and Josh Miller faced off at 152, with Skeen winning by pin at 3:50; at 160, Quinn Cummings pinned Tyrel Jensen, Snake River, at 2:20; at 220, William Gaspar pinned Shad Allison, Payette, at 3:21 and at 285, Badgers Jon Gaspar and Morris McAllister took to the mat, with Gaspar winning by a 3-1 decision.

In the championship first round, Aaron Smith won a technical fall over Teton's Brian Beard in the 98 pound weight class to finish in 12th place, at 113, Jaeger Schnurle, who finished at number 6, fell to Spencer Rimer, Buhl, who got the pin at 3:01.

At 138, champion Blaine Invernon pinned Junior Gutierrez, Gooding, just 12 seconds in; and at 145, Parker Davis, who came home with a fourth place finish, pinned Cameron Stone, Fruitland, at 3:27.

In the 152 pound weight class, first place finisher Nic Arnold, Sugar-Salem, pinned Badger Josh Miller, who came in second, at 1:56 and Anthony Skeen, 13th place, pinned Zane Stephenson, Snake River, at 4:27. At 160, Quinn Cummings, who finished in fifth, pinned Jason Nelson, Teton, at 158; at 195 Carman Krichbaum, eighth place finisher, pinned Francisco Viveros, Kimberly, at 108.

At 220, Badger William Gaspar, 16th, pinned Jorge Peratta, Filer, at 1:11, and Jon Gaspar, seventh, fell in the 285 pound weight class to Jake Hoggan, Teton, who got the pin at 3:48.
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