Helper wrestling team finishes strong in another league victory
While they trailed in the beginning of the match, Helper Junior High wrestlers finished strong in another season win.
The Helper Junior High wrestling team played host to San Rafael Junior High last week and dispite dealing with two forfeits and losses at lower weights, the Rams were able to overcome that and post a 51-42 victory.
Helper trailed 18-0 early as the team had two forfeits at the 75 and 87 lbs weight classes and Nathaniel Metzger loss by pinfall to San Rafael's Dallon Ward at 81 lbs.
Helper was able to get on the board in the 93 lbs weight class as Ryan Hansen defeated San Rafael's Nathan Urrie by pinfall to cut into the lead 18-6.
At 99 and 105 lbs, Helper took another two losses, both by pinfall. Anthony Archuletta, 99 lbs, lost to Chad Coolard and at 105 lbs McCoy Brinkerhoff fell to McCoy Christiansen.
Helper's Jacky Byrge, at 111 lbs, was able to get the Rams on the board again by getting an 11-6 decision win over Ignacio Arrien, to make it 30-9 in favor of San Rafael.
At 118 lbs, Helper's Robbi Jewkes lost by fall to Mark Debry. San Rafael's lead increased to 36-9.
Despite being down, Helper was able to string together seven straight wins.
At 124 lbs, Helper's Alex Ruiz won a 13-9 decision against Charles Turner.
At 132 lbs, Helper's Kyler Wood scored a pinfall win against San Rafael's Andrew Gilson.
At 140 lbs, Johnny O'Hearon won by pinfall over Brinler Tanner to cut the deficit to 36-27.
Helper's Ryan Atwood, at 148 lbs, secured a pinfall win over Bryson Tinker, to get the lead down to three, 36-33.
Helper pulled ahead of San Rafael at 155 lbs as Caleb Urrutia won by forfeit over Kyler Stilson to take the lead 39-36, which they would not relinquish.
At 165 lbs, Helper's Rylan Brinkerhoff secured a pinfall victory over San Rafael's Jason Rubio.
At 175 lbs, Helper's Nathan Pritt got the team another pinfall victory over his opponent Desi Brunsen, to push the lead to 51-36.
San Rafael was able to get another victory at heavyweight as Tucket Allred defeated Helper's Marcus Santi by pinfall.
Helper had a match against Canyon View on Tuesday Nov. 22. The results from that match will be printed as soon as they are made available.