Clearwater Valley’s Bass Myers aimed for first place during the state wrestling tournament held last month in Nampa, but Aedan Baker of Challis held him off during the 2A class 182 semifinal round.
Myers battled back with a pin of Melba’s Trevor Rhoades, then took third place in his bracket with a “sudden victory” score against Malad’s Blaiz Wright. Wright scored first with an escape during the second period, and Myers escaped to tie during the third. After Wright was cautioned for stalling during overtime, Myers caught him for the win.
“I did all right,” Myers said. “I kind of overlooked my semifinal and then won all the rest out. ... (In the medal match), I didn’t wrestle my best, but I took him down in overtime. I didn’t do as good as I thought I should.”
Myers has reached the state tournament three times so far and will be gunning for No. 1 again during his senior season next winter. “I worked hard for all of that,” he said. “(Coaches) Carlos and Zach and my cousin Callan from Grangeville all helped me.”
Myers went up against Kamiah’s Porter Whipple during practice this past season, and Whipple also took a third-place medal. “He just shoots and takes them down,” Myers said.
Myers also said CV teammate Louie Fabbi “had a pretty tough bracket.”
Myers will keep wrestling this spring, including at an upcoming Cradle For The Cure cancer benefit.
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