East Regional champ Sean Buckmiller from Moorcroft and West Regional champ Kaleb Fila from Big Piney pinned their way to the championship match.
Glenrock’s Tate Stoddard kept alive his dreams of a four-peat with two pins and a technical fall while Southeast’s Brock Blevins upset Thermopolis’ Austin Ireland in the semis.
Regional champs Preston Seamands from Wright and Nathaniel Boreen from Greybull/Riverside will settle things in the final.
Wyatt McDermott from Thermopolis got a late takedown to win his semifinal match while West Regional champ Colter Julian from Kemmerer had a technical fall, a pin and a 7-4 decision to reach the finals.
Kemmerer junior Dawson Schramm remains in line for his third state title thanks to two pins and a major decision. Glenrock senior Brysen Collier — two pins and a major decision — awaits in the final.
Moorcroft’s Parker Seeley, a runner-up at 138 last year, got two pins and a major decision to return to the finals, where he’ll face Cokeville’s Lochlyn Teichert, last year’s 132-pound champion.
Shoshoni’s Tryston Truempler rallied for a 10-4 decision in the semifinals, but now has the unenviable task of facing possible four-timer Donny Proffit of Kemmerer, who pinned all three opponents in under 30 seconds.
Glenrock’s Zane Moore held on for a 3-2 decision over Kemmerer’s Josh Thatcher in the semifinals and will next take on Cokeville’s Ammon Teichert, who defeated his nephew Wes Teichert in the semis.
Dax Yeradi of Wright returns to the championship match — he finished second at 126 last year — after a 1-0 decision in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, Glenrock’s Noah Halsey pinned his way to the finals.
It will be a battle of regional champs as Brayden Johnson of Cokeville pinned his way to the finals and Tate Carson of Southeast got there with a bye, a pin and a 6-3 decision.
Moorcroft’s Rowdy Pfeil remained in line to repeat last year’s state title with a third-period pin in the semifinals while Glenrock’s Ian Arnold will be looking for his first state championship.
Hayden Walker of Kemmerer pinned all three opponents in under one minute as he chases his third gold medal. Moorcroft’s Parker Schlater took a little longer to pin his three opponents, but he’s in the finals.
It will be a match-up of regional champs as Logan Cole from Thermopolis and Phoenix Buske from Wright collide for the title.
Defending state champ Asencion Pelham of Big Piney spent a grand total of 45 seconds on the mat in his two wins while Remington Ferree of Thermopolis had to go the distance for a 6-0 win in the semis.