Viergets tops in state, Sullivan finishes third
Sundance High School sent seven to the State Wrestling Championships over the weekend with three wrestlers placing. Yuli Viergets claimed first place with a pin of Garrett Vezain (Rocky Mountain) in the championship round, making him the first state champion from SHS since the 2004 season. Viergets opened the tourney with a bye in the first round, a pin of Ryan Keiter (Big Piney) at the 21 second mark in the second round and a pin of Owen McAdams (Wind River) in 27 seconds in the semi-final.
Viergets was also selected as 2017 WCA All-State in Wrestling by the Wyoming Coaches’ Association.
John Sullivan placed third at 182 lbs. with a win over Thomas Pitlock of Big Piney (fall: 1:05), a second round win over Kyle Hoyt of Rocky Mtn, (fall: 0:44) a loss to Moorcroft’s Tucker Allison (fall: 5:56, Allison moved on to win championship) a win over Roman Delgado (Burns/Pine Bluffs, fall: 2:42) and a Win over Dawson McEwan (Greybull/Riverside, fall: 4:59).
Myles Stefanich was sixth at 106 lbs. after a first round bye followed by a loss to Lovel’s Quenton Hecker (14-1 dec.), a win over Niobrara County’s Alaryn Craggs (fall: 0:47), a win over Greg Logsdon of Southest (fall: 3:54) and a loss to Moorcroft’s Mica Herrera (15-2 dec.).
Overall, the team from SHS placed tenth.
Moorcroft cruised to their fifth consecutive state title with three state champions: Dylan Humes, Tucker Allison and Solomon Petz. Parker Seeley, Rowdy Pfeil and Tanner Feehan each finished in second for the Wolves.