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Spartans place 4th in silver bracket at River City Duals

| January 19, 2022 1:00 AM

POST FALLS — The Priest River wrestling team finished fourth in the silver bracket in the River City Duals this past weekend.

The Spartans amassed a 2-3 record in duals.

"We were missing two or three guys in our lineup due to sickness, so that kind of hurt us a little bit," head coach Quinton Holbrook said, "but for the most part I thought they did really good, and they wrestled tough."

The Spartans were forced to forfeit at two weight classes throughout the tourney, but that didn't stop them from racking up victories.

Priest River opened the event Friday with a dual against Meridian, the defending 5A state champions. They fell 77-9, but Keith Poirier earned a quality win at 126 pounds by pinning Zac Kimes, who placed fifth at 113 pounds in the 5A state tournament last year.

Poirier went 5-0 over the course of the tourney, earning three wins by pin and two by forfeit.

"He did great, he's always done great," Holbrook said. "This is going to be a great year for him."

Caeden McLaimtaig also snagged a 6-4 sudden victory at 132 pounds.

The Spartans capped the first day of competition with a 48-36 victory over Lewis and Clark from Spokane, securing a spot in the silver bracket.

Colm McLaimtaig (106), Garrett Reynolds (120), Charles Bennett (145), Austin Reeves (152) and Bradley Bennett (160) all grabbed pins.

In the quarterfinals Saturday, the Spartans took down Eureka (Mont.) 51-27 with three pins and five forfeits.

Priest River squared off with Lakeland in the semis and suffered a 53-33 defeat. The Spartans wrapped up the event with a 51-36 loss to 5A Rocky Mountain in the third-place match.

Colm McLaimtaig, Poirier, Landon Reynolds (182), Matyus McLain (195) and Caleb Grow (285) secured pins in the match.

Colm McLaimtaig went 4-1 with three pins and Holbrook said the freshman got a good feel for the competition he could encounter in his weight class at state.

"He's really coming together," he said about Colm.

McLain also went 4-1, and Garrett Reynolds, Bradley Bennett and Caeden McLaimtaig all finished with a 3-2 mark.

Priest River heads to Bonners Ferry on Thursday for the Intermountain League Duals. On Friday, the team will travel to Thompson Falls for three duals before participating in the Ted Kato Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

PRIEST RIVER RESULTS

Meridian 77, Priest River 9.

106 — Jerimiah Gonzalez, MD, p. Colm McLaimtaig, PR, 3:08. 113 — Teigan Dickerson, MD, p. Hayden Sorbel, PR, 1:44. 120 — Matthew Papa, MD, p. Garrett Reynolds, PR, 3:16. 126 — Keith Poirier, PR, p. Zac Kimes, MD, 3:41. 132 — Caeden McLaimtaig, PR, d. Conner Eyton, MD, SV-1 6-4. 138 — Jason Mara, MD, accepted forfeit. 145 — Cade White, MD, tf. Charles Bennett, PR, 16-1. 152 — Brodyn Sunada, MD, p. Austin Reeves, PR, 2:00. 160 — Caden Frix, MD, p. Bradley Bennett, PR, 3:48. 170 — Isaiah Twait, MD, p. Hunter Rose, PR, 0:28. 182 — Jay Sallee, MD, p. Landon Reynolds, PR, 1:59. 195 — Carson Gooley, MD, p. Matyus McLain, PR, 1:16. 220 — Alexander Smith, MD, p. Gabriel Grow, PR, 0:47. 285 — Bridjer Bivens, MD, p. Caleb Grow, PR, 0:39. 98 — Gabriel Arnold, MD, accepted forfeit.

Priest River 48, Lewis and Clark 36.

113 — Victoire Cylmana, LC, p. Hayden Sorbel, PR, 4:00. 120 — Garrett Reynolds, PR, p. Kadyn Norris, LC, 2:09. 126 — Keith Poirier, PR, accepted forfeit. 132 — Bennett Hendrickson, LC, p. Caeden McLaimtaig, PR, 0:51. 138 — Skye Martin, LC, accepted forfeit. 145 — Charles Bennett, PR, p. Caleb Fromherz, 1:35. 152 — Austin Reeves, PR, p. Matthew Marckini, LC, 2:43. 160 — Bradley Bennett, PR, Bridger Cloninger, LC, 0:30. 170 — Christian Varallo, LC, p. Hunter Rose, PR, 0:21. 182 — Landon Reynolds, PR, accepted forfeit. 195 — Matyus McLain, PR, accepted forfeit. 220 — Maddox Vandyken, LC, p. Gabriel Grow, PR, 0:11. 285 — Quinnton Flores, LC, p. Caleb Grow, PR, 0:32. 98 — Double forfeit. 106 — Colm McLaimtaig, PR, p. Jake Yinger, LC, 0:09.

Priest River 51, Eureka 27.

126 — Keith Poirier, PR, accepted forfeit. 132 — Caeden McLaimtaig, PR, accepted forfeit. 138 — Corbin Bartels, E, accepted forfeit. 145 — Dominic Peltier, E, d. Charles Bennett, PR, 5-4. 152 — Michael Watters, E, accepted forfeit. 160 — Bradley Bennett, PR, p. Austin Haas, E, 0:29. 170 — Hunter Rose, PR, accepted forfeit. 182 — Wesley Banks, E, p. Landon Reynolds, PR, 2:16. 195 — Matyus McLain, PR, d. Johnny Fehr, E, 11-9. 220 — Gabriel Grow, PR, accepted forfeit. 285 — Riley Hume, E, p. Caleb Grow, PR, 0:40. 98 — Double forfeit. 106 — Colm McLaimtaig, PR, p. Blake Lancaster, E, 2:44. 113 — Hayden Sorbel, PR, p. Poncho Ibaneze, E, 3:40. 120 — Garrett Reynolds, PR, accepted forfeit.

Lakeland 53, Priest River 33.

145 — Payden Wysong, LL, tf. Charles Bennett, PR, 18-2. 152 — Thayer Sabatke, LL, accepted forfeit. 160 — Bradley Bennett, PR, accepted forfeit. 170 — Devon Suko, LL, p. Hunter Rose, PR, 0:31. 182 — Hutton Hegbloom, LL, p. Landon Reynolds, PR, 1:44. 195 — Matyus McLain, PR, p. Gage Oles, LL, 2:48. 220 — Devon Howell, LL, p. Gabriel Grow, PR, 1:19. 285 — Preston Jeffs, LL, p. Caleb Grow, PR, 1:45. 98 — Jaren Knopp, LL, accepted forfeit. 106 — Colm McLaimtaig, PR, accepted forfeit. 113 — Matthew Williams, LL, p. Hayden Sorbel, PR, 6:00. 120 — Garrett Reynolds, PR, p. Duke Williamson, LL, 5:44. 126 — Keith Poirier, PR, p. Reilly Saxe, LL, 3:24. 132 — Caeden McLaimtaig, PR, d. John Meredith, LL, UTB 4-4. 138 — Lucas Williams, LL, accepted forfeit.

Rocky Mountain 51, Priest River 36.

98 — Chase Jensen, RM, accepted forfeit. 106 — Colm McLaimtaig, PR, p. Isidro Cortez, RM, 0:56. 113 — Cael Bullock, RM, tf. Hayden Sorbel, PR, 15-0. 120 — Nate Galloway, RM, md. Garrett Reynolds, PR, 11-1. 126 — Keith Poirier, PR, p. Carter Prisbrey, RM, 1:53. 132 — Luke Jensen, RM, p. Caeden McLaimtaig, PR, 3:11. 138 — Dace Allen, RM, accepted forfeit. 145 — Brady Abbott, RM, p. Charles Bennett, PR, 0:59. 152 — Tyler Jones, RM, accepted forfeit. 160 — Zac Henderson, RM, p. Bradley Bennett, PR, 4:29. 170 — Tyler Wells, RM, p. Hunter Rose, PR, 0:45. 182 — Landon Reynolds, PR, p. Jaiden Snyder, RM, 3:33. 195 — Matyus McLain, PR, p. Dylan Reynolds, RM, 0:00. 220 — Gabriel Grow, PR, accepted forfeit. 285 — Caleb Grow, PR, p. Fredrick Heiner, RM, 0:44.