By Marinda Lamb

The Lincoln County wrestling team went to a tournament in Pahrangat Valley on Jan.

Ben Culverwell was able to take first in his weight class. Freshman Jordan Free won third in his. It was a pretty good weekend for the wrestlers.

Coach Culverwell said, “Ben and Jordan placed, and everyone else just had fun wrestling.”

The next weekend, they participated in the Pine View tournament at Chapparal High School. None of the wrestlers placed in this tournament. There were 26 teams, and most of the teams were from 4A schools. Culverwell won a couple matches, Zierow won one, and Free won a couple.

Culverwell said, “We struggled. They were tough. Nobody placed or did anything. It was a rough weekend, but that’s all right. The better wrestlers you wrestle, the better you become.”

Now Lincoln’s wrestlers are preparing for divisionals this Friday at White Pine High School.

Culverwell mentions, “We are hoping everyone will make it to state. Some of them are on the border, but we’re going to work hard to get there.”