A young Bearcat squad got five pins and won nine of the 14 matches on Wednesday in a 43-26 win over Castle Rock in nonleague wrestling action at W.F. West High School.
Mason Marones, who beat Andrew Jones 6-2 in the 138-pound match, was a bright spot for the Bearcats, coach Jamie Rakevich said.
“Our younger, inexperienced guys really stepped up,” he said. “We’re super green this year, and we’ve got a couple kids that are three weeks into wrestling and they’re in the varsity lineup, so they’re doing good.”
Kyle Gray (145), Carver Brennan (152), Caden Cunningham (106), Roehre Cunningham (113) and Caleb Walters (120) all won via pin.
Jasper Ellingson won via major decision (12-2) at 170, and Levi Walters (126) and Chase Conway each added wins for W.F. West.
Zach Evans, at 132, wrestled well in an 11-2 loss, Rakevich added.
“He lost, but against a really good kid (Jeron Keogh) that placed at state last year,” the coach said. “So he looked really good, and made huge improvements over the year.”
W.F. West’s varsity, JV and girls teams will all wrestle in the Centralia Holiday Classic on Saturday at the Northwest Sports Hub. Action begins at 9 a.m.
W.F. WEST 43, CASTLE ROCK 26
145: Kyle Gray (W) pinned Buddy Kayser, 4:30
152: Carver Brennan (W) pinned Austin Mcquilliams, 0:51
160: Wayne Baker (C) pinned Austin Pierson, 1:40
170: Jasper Ellingson (W) maj. dec. Coleman Darvell, 12-2
182: Payton Watts (C) pinned Jack Mallonee, 2:40
195: Nathan Halladay (C) maj. dec. Christopher Powe, 14-2
220: Stephan Todd (C) pinned Isaac Reavas, 1:23
285: Chase Conway (W) def. Luke Sparks, 4-0
106: Caden Cunningham (W) pinned Jayden Nelson, 3:42
113: Roehre Cunningham (W) pinned Ryan Marcil, 3:42
120: Caleb Walters (W) pinned Isaiah Kennedy, 0:49
126: Levi Walters (W) def. Ethan Erickson, 8-3
132: Jeron Keogh (C) def. Zach Evans, 11-2
138: Mason Marones (W) def. Andrew Jones, 6-2