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MHS Wrestling Wins 2A District—Headed to State

All of Malad;s Senior wrestlers, and many of their teammates, will be heading to the state tournament this week.

The Dragon wrestlers proudly added another 2A District 1st place trophy to their impressive collection after another successful district tournament on the mats.  Not only did the MHS wrestlers bring home the win, but they made a statement as they won the title with 264 team points, 60 points ahead of 2nd place. Malad now boasts of 12 district titles over the last 13 years the program has been run by Head Coach Devin Morrison. 

As the tournament wound down, the Dragon wrestling team, coaches and fans cheered on as 3 district champions, 8 district runner ups, 4 third place medalists and 2 wild cards from their own team were qualified to wrestle in the upcoming state tournament held at the Holt Arena
in Pocatello.  

Proud of his team, Coach Morrison shared, “The team wrestled well and did what we needed them to. Everyone on the team whether they are headed to state or not contributes to the success of the team. With all of our seniors headed to state it shows that they have been great team leaders and the hard work they put in. We have several underclassmen headed to state which means the future is also in good hands.”

98lbs Jack Willie - District

Jack is a sophomore and 2 time state qualifier. Jack placed 5th at state his freshman year.

106lbs Ayden Potter - 5th Place

Ayden is a sophomore and 2 time state qualifier. 

113lbs Jace Potter - Runner Up 

Jace is a senior and 3 time state qualifier. Jace placed 5th at state his junior year. 

113lbs Porter Mills - 3rd Place

Porter is a sophomore and 2 time state qualifier. Porter took 4th at state his freshman year.

120lbs Tommy Angell - Runner Up

Tommy is a senior and 4 time state qualifier. Tommy placed 3rd at state his junior year.

120lbs Parker Price - 3rd Place

Parker is a freshman 

126lbs Sam Willie - Runner Up

Sam is a sophomore and 2 time state qualifier. 

138lbs Drake Morrison - District Champion 

Drake is a freshman 

145lbs Oakley Maddox - District Champion 

Oakley is a freshman 

152lbs Gabe Hooste - Runner Up

Gabe is a junior 

160lbs Cam Bingham - 3rd Place

Cam is a sophomore

160lbs Dylan Moss - Runner Up

Dylan is a senior and 3 time state qualifier 

170lbs Hunter Wray - 4th Place

Hunter is a senior and 3 time state qualifier

182lbs Rydon Montgomery -
3rd Place

Rydon is a sophomore

182lbs Lex Driskel - Runner Up

Lex is a senior and 2 time state qualifier 

195lbs Blaiz Wright  - Runner Up

Blaiz is a senior and 3 time state qualifier. Blaiz placed 4th at state his junior year. 

220lbs Caleb Mathews - Runner Up

Caleb is a senior and 3 time
state qualifier. 


The Lady Dragon wrestlers traveled to Pocatello High on Feb 16th and 17th to wrestle in the 2A Districts V-VI girls tournament.  The team entered 9 girls into the 28 team tournament.  To qualify for the state tournament the lady wrestlers had to finish in the top 5 of their bracket. 

From Malad, Braylee Price went 3-2 in her matches to place 5th to make her the 1st girl at the tournament to qualify.  Aubrey Shulz, wrestling the best matches of the season against some of the top ranked girls in the state, went 3-2, also placing 5th and earning her bid to the state tournament.  Rounding out the MHS lady wrestlers qualifying for state was Cale Carter who won her first 2 matches, advancing her to the championship match.  In the final match, she came up short, losing by pin to place 2nd in her bracket.

Also competing at the district tournament for the Lady Dragons but did not qualify were Bentley Oglesbee 2-2 finishing 6th, Dezirae Haven 3-3, also finishing 6th, Rylee Neilson 3-2, finishing 7th,  Bella McCullough went 2-2, Evvie Williams 1-2, and Bella Smith 0-2.  The Lady Dragons finished as a team in 5th place, with 102 points. 

The coaches are extremely proud of these girls with how they wrestled, saying, “They all went out and put 100% on the mat and left every bit of that on the mat when they came off, whether it be from a win or a loss.  We are excited to see these girls compete at the state tournament.”  

The state send off for the Dragons will be Thursday at 2:30pm.  The Idaho State Wrestling Tournament will be Friday and Saturday, February 23rd and 24th in Pocatello at the Holt arena.  Wrestling will begin at 9:30am on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday.  The coaches and wrestlers are always grateful for their faithful fans and say, “We invite you all to come out and support the girls and boys.  It will be an exciting, fun-filled weekend for the whole family!”

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