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CLUB WRESTLING: North Idaho represented well at Western States Championships

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | July 4, 2024 1:00 AM

POCATELLO — Bonners Ferry’s Savannah Rickter, who is committed to Dickinson State University, placed third in folkstyle, fifth in freestyle, and third in Greco-Roman to lead all area wrestlers at the USA Western States Championships held June 27-29 at Holt Arena in Pocatello.

Shelby Garten of Timberlake was second in folkstyle, fifth in freestyle, and fourth in Greco-Roman. Tierney Prather of Potlatch was third in folkstyle and fourth in Greco-Roman.

Sandpoint’s Mackenzee Donenfeld, Bonners Ferry’s Sofia Brown, and Potlatch’s Shelby Prather also represented North Idaho and the state of Idaho at both the USA Western States Championships and the USA Western States Turf Wars, an event where state’s dual each other in a series of different wrestling styles, held June 23-25, also at Holt Arena. The girls' individual Turf Wars records were as follows: Mackenzee Donenfeld 1-5; Shelby Garten 4-5; Sofia Brown 5-1; Savannah Rickter 6-3; Tierney Prather 1-3; Shelby Prather 5-4.

Sandpoint’s Shane Sherrill, who is committed to Doane University, was also in action at both events on the boys’ high school side. Sherrill picked up two wins in Greco-Roman, one in freestyle, and went 4-0 for Team Idaho at the Turf Wars, defeating opponents from Hawaii, Nevada, and Montana.

Middle schoolers Mackenzie and Kiera Dolan and Kahli Brown of Post Falls represented North Idaho as well. Mackenzie Dolan was second in folkstyle, first in freestyle, and third in Greco-Roman; Kiera Dolan was fifth in folkstyle, sixth in freestyle, and fifth in Greco-Roman; and Brown completed a triple-crown finish, taking home gold in all three styles. For her efforts, Brown received the USA Western States Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.

WESTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS

GIRLS FOLKSTYLE

80-86 (Middle School) — Round 1 - Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, d. Emma Martinez, California, 11-6. Round 2 - Hayden Kumfer, Alaska, p. Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, 3:31.

105 — Champ. Round 1 - Nevaeh Lavarias, Hawaii, p. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 1:48. Cons. Round 2 - Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, p. Sophie Miller, Oregon, 0:18. Cons. Round 3 - Kiya Roe, Oregon, p. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 1:13.

116-125 (Middle School) — Quarterfinal - Taylynn Stratton, Oregon, p. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 1:25. Cons. Round 1 - Kiera Dolan, Idaho, p. Charity Smith, Utah, 0:43. Cons. Semi - Briella Reynoso, Arizona, d. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 5-0. 5th Place Match - Kiera Dolan, Idaho, d. Savannah Santos, Idaho, 8-1.

125 — Quarterfinal - Sobina Clendaniel, Alaska, d. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 6-0. Cons. Round 2 - Shelby Prather, Idaho, md. Ashlynn Kistenmacher, Montana, 14-5. Cons. Round 3 - Kiera Deleon, Idaho, d. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 7-3.

130 — Quarterfinal - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Josie Farmer, Oregon, 0:57. Semifinal - Te`ata Mata`afa Grove, Hawaii, p. Shelby Garten, Idaho, 3:44. Cons. Semi - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Taryn Wright, Alaska, 0:00. 3rd Place Match - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Zoe Ortiz, Idaho, 0:16. 2nd Place Match - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Sienna Mickelson, Alaska, 0:50.

132-140 (Middle School) — Round 1 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Paetyn Staheli, Utah, 0:27. Round 2 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Trinity Stoner, Montana, 1:00. Round 3 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Lailana Moultrie, California, 1:27. Round 5 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Bristol Mattix, Montana, 0:10.

165 — Round 1 - Savannah Rickter, Idaho, p. Violet Stacey, Utah, 0:22. Round 2 - Kate Bird, Utah, p. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 2:42. Round 3 - Selena Mares-Castro, Washington, inj. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 0:00.

180 — Round 1 - EliAnna Santos-Banks, Utah, p. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 0:34. Round 2 - KyLee Lindsley, Montana, p. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 0:12.

GIRLS FREESTYLE

80-85 (Middle School) — Round 2 - Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, p. Hayden Kumfer, Alaska, 1:57. Round 3 - Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, d. Sophia Valdez, Colorado, 7-6.

105 — Champ. Round 2 - Malia Riojas, Washington, p. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 2:10. Cons. Round 3 - Grace Loutzenhiser, Alaska, p. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 0:26.

126 (Middle School) — Quarterfinal - Kasia Wong, Oklahoma, p. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 0:45. Cons. Round 1 - Kiera Dolan, Idaho, d. Briella Reynoso, Arizona, 7-3. Cons. Semi - Saylor Wendell, Nevada, rf. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 10-0. 5th Place Match - Nevaeh Arredondo, California, p. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 1:59.

125 — Champ. Round 2 - Sobina Clendaniel, Alaska, p. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 2:53. Cons. Round 2 - Shelby Prather, Idaho, p. Cameron Francis, Idaho, 1:26. Cons. Round 3 - Shelby Prather, Idaho, p. Isabella Mirelez, California,0:55. Cons. Round 4 - Felicia Bell, Washington, d. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 19-10.

130 — Champ. Round 2 - Shelby Garten, Idaho, tf. Lyla Shailynn Layson, Nevada, 10-0. Quarterfinal - Aliza Price, Washington, p. Shelby Garten, Idaho, 1:48. Cons. Round 4 - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Victoria DeLeon, Washington, 0:22. Cons. Round 5 - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Lilly May, Nevada, 1:03. Cons. Semi - Mary Rush, Washington, p. Shelby Garten, Idaho, 0:56. 5th Place Match - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Isabella Casprowitz, Nevada, 0:53.

140 (Middle School) — Round 2 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Paetyn Staheli, Utah, 1:16. Round 3 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, d. Lailana Moultrie, California, 12-8. Round 4 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Bristol Mattix, Montana, 0:09. Round 5 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Trinity Stoner, Montana, 0:47.

165 — Quarterfinal - Savannah Rickter, Idaho, p. Ihanna Perez, Washington, 1:03. Semifinal - Billie Bonwell, Nevada, p. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 0:50. Cons. Semi - Kate Bird, Utah, tf. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 12-2. 5th Place Match - Savannah Rickter, Idaho, p. Elizabeth Kovacs, Washington, 1:31.

180 — Quarterfinal - EliAnna Santos-Banks, Utah, p. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 0:23. Cons. Round 1 - Ynavi Rodriguez, Washington, p. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 10-0.

GIRLS GRECO-ROMAN

87-96 (Middle School) — Round 1 - Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, p. Hayden Kumfer, Alaska, 0:48. Round 2 - Emma Martinez, California, tf. Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, 10-1. Round 3 - Diamond Kekahuna, Hawaii, p. Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, 0:39. Round 4 - Timmery Condit, Colorado, tf. Mackenzie Dolan, Idaho, 8-0.

105 — Champ. Round 1 - Kamryn Mason, Washington, tf. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 8-0. Cons. Round 2 - Grace Loutzenhiser, Alaska, p. Mackenzee Donenfeld, Idaho, 1:05.

125 — Quarterfinal - Sobina Clendaniel, Alaska, d. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 10-5. Cons. Round 2 - Shelby Prather, Idaho, p. Cassidy Lung, Hawaii, 2:05. Cons. Round 3 - Brynlee Lutz, Alaska, tf. Shelby Prather, Idaho, 8-0.

126 (Middle School) — Semifinal - Saylor Wendell, Nevada, tf. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 9-0. Cons. Semi - Taylynn Stratton, Oregon, p. Kiera Dolan, Idaho, 0:45. 5th Place Match - Kiera Dolan, Idaho, d. Briella Reynoso, Arizona, 8-5.

130 — Quarterfinal - Colbie Nakano, Hawaii, dq. Shelby Garten, Idaho. Cons. Round 1 - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Sienna Mickelson, Alaska, 0:35. Cons. Semi - Shelby Garten, Idaho, p. Lyla Shailynn Layson, Nevada, 0:11. 3rd Place Match - Colbie Nakano, Hawaii, p. Shelby Garten, Idaho, 1:52.

135 — Quarterfinal - Berkley McCullough, Washington, p. Sofia Brown, Idaho, 3:58. Cons. Round 2 - Sofia Brown, Idaho, tf. Henley Mayfield, Oregon, 8-0. Cons. Round 3 - Reina Barnes-Rubio, Oregon, p. Sofia Brown, Idaho, 1:56.

140+ (Middle School) — Round 1 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, tf. Trinity Stoner, Montana, 10-2. Round 2 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Faith Kistenmacher, Montana, 2:23. Round 3 - Kahli Brown, Idaho, p. Paetyn Staheli, 0:14.

165 — Round 1 - Selena Mares-Castro, Washington, p. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 1:09. Round 2 - Billie Bonwell, Nevada, p. Savannah Rickter, Idaho, 0:58. Round 3 - Savannah Rickter, Idaho, p. Ezmerelda Fuller, Oklahoma, 1:58.

180 — Round 1 - KyLee Lindsley, Montana, tf. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 8-0. Round 2 - Mya Dobrinski, Oklahoma, tf. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 0:47. Round 3 - EliAnna Santos-Banks, Utah, p. Tierney Prather, Idaho, 0:34.

    From left, Post Falls middle schoolers Kiera Dolan, Mackenzie Dolan and Kahli Brown show off the medals they earned at the Western States Championships.