SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School wrestling completed their busy week of wrestling by defeating Cheyenne South High School 71-4 Saturday morning. It was the Broncs’ fourth dual in three days.
Sheridan went 3-1 in its four duals, defeating Kelly Walsh, Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne South high schools. Their only loss was against Cheyenne East.
Sophomore Jim Strobbe said the team practiced before the meet to make adjustments and looking to improve after losing to Cheyenne East Friday night 33-30. Sheridan wanted to pull the upset and felt like they should have won the dual, Strobbe said.
The loss motivated the team and allowed them to start Saturday with momentum.
Dawson Goss earned the first pin for the Broncs in 126-pound class. The pin kept the momentum for the Broncs and led to the lopsided victory. Sheridan won five matches by pin, five due to forfeits, one technical fall and two decisions. The Broncs lost one match in the dual.
Head coach Tyson Shatto said the Broncs started out with good energy and were focused on improving. There were times Shatto did not see as much fight from his team during Friday’s Dual against Cheyenne Central. The Broncs won 51-27 but the team needed to show more fight.
Shatto could see wrestlers thinking about what they were doing in the right spots. The thought process needs to become muscle memory.
“You start thinking and you are a step behind. You got to have muscle memory; moving and reacting. Guys thinking is the right step but we have to build them out of that so we have to create habits,” Shatto said.
The team showed a lot of confidence against South. When the team is confident good things happen, Shatto said. Confidence needs to be present in every meet no matter who the opponent is.
Strobbe said the Broncs can be one of the best teams in the state when they are confident. Confidence leads to having strong energy and drive. Those allow the Broncs to pin their opponents.
Wrestling started at the 106-pound match. Kolton Powers won by forfeit.
Christian Meza lost the 113-pound match by a 24-14 major decision.
Rudy Osborne won the 120-pound match by a 14-8 decision.
Dawson Goss won the 126-pound match by pinning his opponent in just 51 seconds.
Hunter Goodwin won the 132-pound match by forfeit.
Reese Osborne won the 138-pound match by pinning his opponent in 24 seconds.
Alex Jack won the 145-pound class by a 9-8 decision.
Colson Coon won the 152-pound match by forfeit.
Brock Steel won the 160-pound match by pinning his opponent in 1:07.
Hayden Crow won the 170-pound match by technical fall 20-5 in 4:21.
Quinton Mangus won the 182-pound match by forfeit.
Jim Strobbe won the 195-pound match by pinning his opponent in 38 seconds.
Ethan Johnson won the 220-pound match by forfeit.
Justin Vela won the heavyweight match by pinning his opponent in 1:03.
The Broncs host Campbell County 5 p.m. Feb. 13 for the final home dual of the season.