Coffman, Bemis win state titles


CASPER – Emery Bemis and Colton Coffman finished their respective seasons with their arms raised as Wyoming Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament championships on Saturday evening at the Casper Events Center for the Niobrara County High School wrestling team.

Coffman defeated KC Gibson of Wind River in a 16-5 major decision to claim the 106-pound championship, while Bemis pinned Hulett’s Joseph Kennah to claim the 170-pound bracket championship.

Coffman rolled to an opening round fall win over Saratoga’s Cale Mowry, while scoring a 15-0 technical fall win over Izaiha Sevenski. In the semifinal round, Coffman defeated Kemmerer’s Karl Haslem in a 15-10 decision to reach the championship match.

At 170 pounds, Bemis went 4-0, pinning his way to a state title.

Bemis pinned Hulett’s Alex Mastrovito, Cokeville’s Matt Thompson and Glenrock’s Lane Raney to advance to the championship.

Only two of his four wins took longer than three minutes to complete.

In the 152-pound bracket, James Cushman also placed for the Tigers.

Cushman went 3-3 on the weekend, getting pinned by Caleb Bottom of Greybull-Riverside in the first minute of the 5th-place match.

Cooper Stewart (145 pounds) went 2-2. Miles Ashurst (160) and Dmitri Richards (195) went 1-2, while Blake Miller (170) saw his weekend cut short on the first day, going 0-2.

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