Denny wins at 215 lbs, Whitehorse wrestlers are eighth at tourney
by David Boyle
The Whitehorse High School wrestling team competed in the Moab Red Rocks Invitational on December 2 and 3. The round-robin style tournament gave the Raiders plenty of opportunity to get some early-season mat time in.
Leading the way for the Raiders was Marcus Denny who captured first place in the tournament at the 215-pound division.
Denny pinned all four of his opponents in the first period of each match, dominating his way to the win. In fact, Denny only spent three total minutes on the mat in Moab.
Also wrestling well for the Raiders was Lance Tsinigine who was 6-3 at the tournament in the 132-pound division. Tsiniginie picked up five wins by fall and one by technical fall and finished third at the tournament.
Also finishing third was Malaki Rentz at 215 pounds. Rentz went 2-2 at the tournament, winning by fall and decision over the weekend.
Alroy Mike finished fourth in the tournament, winning five matches and losing four. Mike won all five of his matches by fall.
Other Raiders performed well at the tournament. Landin Clark won four matches by fall, while Kellan Dee won two matches by fall.
Nateo Sam and Riley Benallie each won a match by fall, while Myzell Rentz, Dante Silas, and Edward Landing all earned valuable tournament experience.
As a team, the Raiders earned 98.5 points and finished eighth. They’ll be in Dove Creek this Saturday, December 10 for the Dawg Fight tournament.