Costello, Rising win Dogger Invite titles


LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School duo of Joel Costello and Zane Rising won individual titles at the Dogger Invite in Lingle on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The L-FL duo were two of eight Dogger wrestlers to place at the day-long tournament.

At 106 pounds, Costello went 3-0 with a pin in the opening round and a 9-4 decision to advance to the championship. Costello pinned Natrona County’s Maxton McCullough in the championship.

At 160 pounds, Rising went 4-0 with a pin, technical fall, major decision and topped Haydon Olds of Minatare, Neb., by a 9-4 decision to win the championship.

In the 120-pound bracket, Houk scored a pin victory and a 10-8 decision win to advance to the championship. Houk dropped a 12-6 decision to Brasen Hakert of Gering, Neb., in the title match.

At 220 pounds, Jesse Valentine was upended by pin in the opening round, but responded with four straight wins, including a pin victory over David Cruz of Hanna-Elk Mountain to finish third.

Remington Bremer won his final match of the day to earn fifth in the 113-pound bracket with a pin victory over Cheyenne South’s Hannah Soden.

Ty Prall (126) and Hadley Fleming (132) came home sixth place on the day. Prall finished 3-3, including a no contest loss in the fifth-place match, while Fleming won his only bout of the day in the opening round.

At 285 pounds, Kayden Sims finished fourth, despite not winning any matches, while Gage Gibson (138) picked up a win for the Doggers but didn’t place.

As a team, the Doggers finished fourth with 121.5 points. Cheyenne East JV won the team title with 239 points, while Kelly Walsh JV was second with 199.

Lingle travels to Belle Fourche, S.D., Friday and Saturday. Action gets underway at noon on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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