Wrestlers compete in Lander, two qualify for nationals

A week after their high school seasons ended, Bennett Sanford, Braxdon Patterson, Caiden Sorenson, Tawny Bertolini and Gabby Dowling were back on the mats in Lander, competing in Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association’s junior and female state competition.
Sanford, wrestling at 132 pounds, took fourth in Greco and fourth in freestyle.
Bertolini, in the 130-pound girls division, placed second in Greco and fourth in freestyle.
Dowling took second in Greco and second in freestyle in the 140-pound girls division.
Patterson, at 138 pounds, and Sorenson, at 150, each won at least a match, but did not place in either freestyle or Greco.
Sanford, Bertolini and Dowling qualified for the 2024 U.S. Marine Corps Junior & 16U National competition this summer in Fargo, N.C.  Sanford and Bertolini have indicated that they intend to wrestle for the Wyoming team, according to Rob Nuttall, head coach of the G-R wrestling program.  As of Tuesday, Dowling was not planning to make the trip.