Hundreds of wrestlers converge for big Treasure Valley meet

January 3, 2014 

Kuna’s Casey Cobb, facing, finished second at 113 pounds at last year’s Rollie Lane Invitational. Cobb is the top seed at 120 pounds for this year’s tournament.

  • NO. 1 SEEDS

    98: Trevor Rigney, Lewiston

    106: Cole Rohan, La Grande, Ore.

    113: Cole Verner, Green River, Wyo.

    120: Casey Cobb, Kuna

    126: Drake Foster, Post Falls

    132: Michael Cook, Kuna

    138: Bryce Parsons, Lewiston

    145: Hayden Tuma, Centennial

    152: Tyler Berger, Crook County, Ore.

    160: Jon Jay Chavez, Centennial

    170: Beau Billingsly, Lowry, Nev.

    182: Seth Nonnemacher, Burns, Ore.

    195: Sammie Colbray, Hermiston, Ore.

    220: Logan Blackwood, Centennial

    285: Cole McGinnis, Gooding

NAMPA — The annual Rollie Lane Invitational, one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the Northwest, features 50 teams from Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Wyoming and Nevada.

Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. Friday, and the Round of 16 bouts are scheduled for approximately 7 p.m.

Matches start at 9 a.m. Saturday with consolation rounds, followed by championship quarterfinals at 10:30 a.m., semifinals at 2 p.m. and championship matches at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Hermiston, Ore., won last year’s team title, followed by Pomona, Colo., and Kuna. Reigning state champions Centennial (5A) and Columbia (4A) tied for sixth.

Meridian, Centennial and Columbia are the only Treasure Valley schools to win the team championship since 2004. Hermiston has claimed two of the past three titles.

This year’s field includes seven returning champions: Cole Verner (Green River, Wyo., 106 pounds last year), Drake Foster (Post Falls, 120), Michael Cook (Kuna, 126), Bryce Parsons (Lewiston, 132), Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore., 138), Sammie Colbray (Hermiston, Ore., 195) and Cole McGinnis (Gooding, 285).

IdahoSports.com will provide a live webcast of the tournament. Admission is $11 a day or $20 for a two-day pass.

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