As the Rollie Lane Invitational wraps up in Boise, Idaho, the Braves are wrapping up an eighth place finish in the 46-team event as Wyoming’s only representative.
Hayden Heap, who won the Tiger Grizz and was the Wyoming State Runner-Up at 103 pounds last year, has found himself a bit out of position wrestling at 119 pounds up until 2009. Now a full-fledged 112 pounds with oodles of experience, Heap claimed the individual championship for the Braves.
Other impressive finishes included Josh Claye, who is also cutting weight to qualify for 103 pounds, finishing third overall. Kevin Day was the Braves’ third placer, taking sixth at 125 pounds.
The Rollie Lane is an incredibly tough environment that draws the best talent from Idaho, as well as top talent from Washington, Oregon and Nevada.
The Independent congratulates Heap, Claye, Day and the team on an impressive finish.
Josh Claye at 103 pounds, Hayden Heap at 112 pounds and Paul Woodie at 215 pounds all won their respective pools, earning themselves a high seed in Saturday’s bracket.
Eight other Braves advanced to the second day of action for a total of eleven wrestlers in all.
Here are the results of Friday’s action in Boise for the Braves:
Pool Results: (* advance to the bracket)
103: Josh Claye 1st*
112: Hayden Heap 1st*
119: T.J. Guild 2nd*
125: Kevin Day 2nd*
130: Brandon Aullman 3rd
135: Dakota Dana 2nd*
140: Mark Van Slyke 2nd*
145: Darin Taylor 2nd*
152: Alex Cooper 3rd
160: Brandon Anglesey 4th
171: Dawson Loveland 2nd*
189: Nick Edwards 3rd
215: Paul Woodie 1st*
285: Casey Wolfley 2nd*