Written by: Madison Rundown Staff
The Madison Junior High Wrestling Team wrapped up their season on Saturday, December 11, 2021 with the District Championship hosted at Thunder Ridge High School.
This district championship included ten different teams from all around southeast Idaho, including Blackfoot, Rigby, many Idaho Falls teams, and more.
Out of the ten teams in attendance, Madison took second place. For much of the tournament, Madison was in the lead, but with five less wrestlers on their team than Blackfoot, they fell just six points short of winning first place. While this was somewhat of a letdown for Madison, this was better than they had ever done in the history of the team. Most of the wrestlers on the Madison team placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in their own respective weight classes.
Coach Aaron Peterson was very proud of all the work the team put in. He stated, “We are building something really special. We were 6 points out of first place as a team with 5 less wrestlers than the team that placed 1st. I’m really proud of the boys and they should all be proud of themselves.”
There were many coaches that helped out this year with the wrestling team, including Coach Ingrams, Coach Ray, Coach Winter, Coach Peterson, and Coach Wilder.
Coach Wilder commented, “Our wrestlers showed a ton of heart today! We exceeded everyone’s expectations and so many other teams commented about how impressed they were with our kids and their progress this season!”
Congratulations to all of the wrestlers on Madison’s team! Most weight classes each have between 10-20 wrestlers. To have so many of our wrestlers place in the top 4 is quite an amazing accomplishment!
Below is a list of all of the Madison wrestlers that placed in their respective weight divisions:
70 lbs - Gunner Winter - 3rd
75 lbs - Cannon Chander - 4th
89 lbs - Greyson Peterson - 1st
100 lbs - Jordan Loya - 1st and Grady Cottle - 4th
105 lbs - Ace Ingram - 3rd
110 lbs - Preston Freeman - 4th
115 lbs - Graham Burbidge - 3rd
131 lbs - Cooper Brown - 1st
127 lbs - Grant Gugelman - 2nd and Baden Wheeler - 3rd
134 lbs - Colton Munns - 3rd
160 lbs - Derek Bear - 4th
190 lbs - Caleb Rhodes - 4th