Karst places second at Ron Thon wrestling tournament

Reese Karst (right) competes during the Ron Thon Invitational on Jan. 26.

Michael Maddox

Reese Karst (right) competes during the Ron Thon Invitational on Jan. 26.

The Powell High School wrestling team traveled to Riverton to compete in the Ron Thon tournament on Jan 26-27. The tournament included not just 3A teams, but all the teams in the state of Wyoming.

Junior Reese Karst (138 lbs.) was the only varsity wrestler to place at the tournament, taking second place against junior Donny Proffit of Kemmerer.

“I feel like my matches went pretty well,” said Karst. “I felt pretty dominant throughout the whole tournament.”

Proffit said he had confidence during the final bout, which he won 12-3.

“The match was good,“ said Proffit. “I felt in control the whole time.”

Proffit was complimentary of Karst’s effort.

“I think he’s a great competitor,” said Proffit. “He just took some bad shots I was able to capitalize on.”

Powell wrestling also was busy last week, earning a 62-15 victory over Lander on Feb. 2.  The Panthers also took fourth place at the Greybull Memorial Invitational on Feb. 3. On Feb. 1, the junior varsity boys had some good wins against Worland. Winners included junior Cole Davis (145 lbs), sophomore Zane Cordes (126), sophomore Trevor Feller (126) and sophomore Evan Habeck (132). The Panthers also fell to Worland in a duel meet on Feb. 3.