POCATELLO - Centennial's return to the top of the podium came in record fashion.
The Patriots established a new classification record by scoring 318.5 points on their way to the 5A team championship at the state wrestling tournament Saturday at Holt Arena.
Post Falls was second with 232 points, Mountain View was third (178.5), Lewiston fourth (166) and Boise fifth (147).
Three individual Patriots posted victories, led by three-time champion Hayden Tuma, who pinned Lewiston's John Kenyon in the 138-pound final in 1 minute, 35 seconds.
"It was a true team championship. We all won the matches we needed to win and did our own part," Tuma said. "That's a good feeling to know that it's not just one person pulling the team, it's the whole team working together."
Junior Jon Jay Chavez followed Tuma's win with a victory of his own. Chavez pinned Mountain View's Collin Sale in their 145-pound match.
Senior Jon Fisher closed out the day for Centennial with an emotional win.
Fisher had come up short in three previous tries at state, but upended District Three champion Canyon Purcell of Boise with a pin in the final seconds of their 220-pound title bout.
"It feels awesome. I can't even explain it. I wasn't supposed to wrestle this year. I tore my MCL," said Fisher, who had to fight back tears. "It's just so much. I've been working my butt off for four years. It's so exciting, and nothing is ever going to come close to this."
Along with three individual champions, Centennial had 18 placers out of the 23 who qualified for state.
"I wish I could say something about all of them," Centennial coach Collin Robertson said. "I love them all and they are all hard workers."
District Three wrestlers claimed seven of the 15 individual titles.
Here are those other champions:
Fired up by his twin brother's loss at 106 pounds, Boise sophomore DeVaughn Sapien won his second straight state title with a 2-1 decision over Post Falls' Peter Berger at 113 pounds.
Mountain View junior Riley Connolly avenged a loss in last year's title match by pinning Centennial's Matt Park in their 126-pound final. It was the second championship for Connolly, who won at 103 pounds as a freshman.
Meridian junior Harley DiLulo won his first state championship with a 9-4 decision against Post Falls senior Cody Johnson.
Capital senior Alex Ekins broke through for his first title, earning a 3-1 decision in overtime against Boise's Davin Addison at 285.
4A: COLUMBIA WINS CLASSIFICATION RECORD FOURTH CHAMPIONSHIP
The Wildcats enjoyed a true day of dominance, with six wrestlers winning individual championships.
It turned out to be more than enough to push Columbia past District Three rival Kuna.
Columbia finished with 306.5 points compared to Kuna's 267. Bonneville was third (194), Nampa fourth (119) and Blackfoot fifth (114.5).
Two Columbia wrestlers won their third individual title as junior Tristian Jarboe won at 145 pounds and senior Tim McDonald - who previously wrestled at Fruitland - earned a 5-4 decision at 195.
"We got killed last year, so this year we needed to get it back," Jarboe said of losing last year's team title. "That was our motivation the whole year."
In an emotional match at 138 pounds, Columbia senior Tomaz Gonzalez beat teammate and fellow senior Tyler Rios 2-1 in triple overtime.
"It's been a phenomenal weekend. You couldn't ask for anything better," Columbia coach Todd Cady said. "The kids are peaking at the right time and all 18 guys we brought we are extremely proud of."
Also finishing at the top of the podium for Columbia were junior Garrett Grigsby (160), senior Olin Vickers (170) and senior Austin Schaffer (182).
"To win individually and as a team, it's the best feeling ever," Grigsby said.
District Three teams won 13 of the 15 finals in 4A. Joining Columbia's six winners were: Nampa's Bryce Fogleman (98), Caldwell's Robert Gomez (106), Kuna's Casey Cobb (113), Nampa's Mikel Perales (120), Kuna's Michael Cook (126), Kuna's Jake Lords (132) and Caldwell's Gabriel Escobedo (220).
Cook won his third individual championship, adding to titles at 103 as a freshman and 120 as a sophomore. After his 8-1 decision against Middleton's Cody Burden, Cook scaled the 8-foot railing in Holt Arena to hug his mom and grandparents. He is only the sixth wrestler in 4A history to win three titles.
3A: WEISER COMPLETES BACK-TO-BACK SWEEP
Weiser senior Lionel Perez trailed 11-3 late in the third period of his 126-pound championship match against Timberlake's Kody Hongslo.
But with a mighty effort, Perez was able to pin Hongslo at the 5:41 mark to win his second individual championship. He jumped up from the mat with a load roar.
"That win was huge," Weiser coach Drew Dickerson said. "That's a lot of heart right there."
Perez was Weiser's only champion of the day, but it didn't matter.
The Wolverines finished with 227.5 points, well ahead of second-place Fruitland (182.5). Snake River was third (166.5), Sugar-Salem fourth (136) and Bonners Ferry fifth (125.5).
"I've been down a lot. I've always been in that situation, but I tend to come back every time," said Perez, who was wrestling with a torn tendon in this right pointer finger.
Two other District Three wrestlers won individual titles.
Homedale's Tyler Hardy won his second title at 113 pounds with a 10-6 decision over Snake River's Skylerr Valentine, who also was a two-time champ.
Second-place Fruitland's lone winner was senior Eric Corona, who pinned Weiser's Ty Johnson in 1:51 in the 170-pound match.
2A: MELBA'S JOHNSHOY JOINS ELITE COMPANY
Senior Jared Johnshoy became just the fourth wrestler in 2A history to win four consecutive titles.
Johnshoy - who has committed to Boise State - won the 145-pound championship with a 12-6 decision over Declo's Josh Phillips.
But the Mustangs came up short in their bid to become the first District Three team to win the state title since 1990. Declo posted its third team championship in a row with 176.5 points. Melba was second with 156, and Malad finished third with 142.
"It feels pretty good. It feels like a weight off my shoulders for sure," Johnshoy said. "It felt like a lot of pressure that maybe I placed on myself that I shouldn't have, but it feels good to be done with it."
Melba finished with four individual champions, as freshman Levi Perry won at 132, senior Troy Richardson sealed up his second title with a win at 182 and senior Riley Crossley brought home the 285-pound title.
The only other winner from District Three was McCall-Donnelly's Zach Lowen. The senior won back-to-back titles at 170 pounds with a 4-1 decision over Declo's Jason Gillette.
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