Saturday’s Wrestling: Bearcats Capture Sub-Regional Wrestling Crown
By The Chronicle
W.F. West had four wrestlers claim individual titles to help the Bearcats earn the team title at the 2A sub-regional wrestling tournament at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia on Saturday.
Caleb Walters (120 pounds), Mason Morones (132), Chris Powe (182) and Bryson Boyd (220) each won individual titles for the Bearcats. Walters pinnned Archbishop Murphy’s Bo Carlton in 12 seconds in the quarterfinals before earning a 15-0 technical fall win over Rochester’s Jeremy Brant. Walters won by injury default over teammate Bo Davis in the championship match.
Morones pinned Rochester’s Jakob Spann in the quarterfinals before winning 9-1 over Black Hills’ Colton Burke in the semifinals. Morones earned a 3-1 decision over Rochester’s Riley Cohron in the finals to claim the 132-pound title.
Powe started the tournament with a pin of teammate Mcquire Bull before pinning Aberdeen’s Tyler Andres in 32 seconds in the semifinals. Powe pinned Rochester’s Nathan Kilmer in 4:14 in the finals.
Boyd pinned Centralia’s Mikey Myers in 1:58 in the quarterfinals before pinning Cedarcrest’s Maccauley Miles in one minute to reach the championship match. Boyd was able to defeat Tumwater’s Caden Hicks in the title match by a 7-4 decision.
W.F. West’s Henry Robbins (106), Darren Gray (113), Davis (120), Kyle Gray (138), Carver Brennan (152) and Chase Conaway (285) all finished second.
Robbins won his first match by a 17-0 technical fall before defeating teammate Kayden Ryan in the semifinals by a 9-2 decision. Aberdeen’s Caleb Lock won the championship match over Robbins in a 9-4 decision.
Darren Gray won his first match by pin before taking down Centralia’s Juan Gaspar in the semifinals in a 9-5 decision. Aberdeen’s Jeremy Roberts pinned Gray in two minutes in the finals.
Davis won by pin in his first match and followed it up with a 7-6 win over Centralia’s Alex Hicks-Avron in the semifinals. Davis lost by injury default in the finals.
Kyle Gray won by technical fall over Patrick Hunt before taking down Tumwater’s Reece Martin by a 12-4 decision in the semifinals. Nolan Keese won by injury default over Gray in the finals.
Brennan began the tournament with pins over Cedarcrest’s Preston Goodwin and Aberdeen’s Bodie Wharton to reach the finals. Cedarcrest’s Frederick Reid pinned Brennan in the championship match.
Conaway won by pin in the quarterfinals and then defeated Rochester’s Tomas Ashton in a 6-2 decision. Black Hills’ Tate Elliott defeated Conaway 5-1 in the finals.
Kayden Ryan (106) and Garrett VonMoos (220) each placed third and Caden Cunningham (113), Zach Evans (126), Bryce Laufenberg (145), Evan Moon (152), Austin Pierson (160), Ben Eklund (170) and Isaac Reavis (195) each finished fourth for the Bearcats.
The Bearcats won with 420 points. Aberdeen was second with 194 points and Rochester earned third place with 178 points.
“We got a bunch of guys through, that’s all that matters. The kids came out and wrestled really well,” W.F. West coach Jamie Rakevich said. “The kids were prepared. The No. 2’s did a good job and the No. 1’s took care of business.”
The Warriors’ Jayden Lancaster (145) won a tournament title. Lancaster defeated teammate Ian Lupardus by pin before winning 22-4 over Cedarcrest’s Michael Norris. In the finals, Lancaster won by pin over Archbishop Murphy’s Colin Howell to claim the title.
Dalin Schlecht (126), Riley Cohron (132) and Nathan Kilmer (182) each finished second. Schlecht took down teammate Talon Betts in the quarterfinals before taking down W.F. West’s Zach Evans in the semifinals by a 3-1 decision. Centralia’s Eddie Matias won by a 4-3 decision in the finals over Schlecht.
Cohron won by pin in his first match before claiming a 14-2 majority decision over Cedarcrest’s Austin Link in the semifinals. Morones won by a 3-1 decision over Cohron in the finals.
Kilmer pinned his opponent in the quarterfinals before earning a 7-2 decision over Black Hills’ Cade Lester in the semifinals. Powe pinned Kilmer in the championship match.
Tomas Ashton (285) placed third and Jeremy Brant (120) finished in fourth for the Warriors.
“It was a good tournament. Overall, the team wrestled well and Kilmer making the finals looked good,” Rochester coach Jason Dick said. “We wrestled well and improved. We’re hoping to send quite a few to state and want to advance as many as you can so you can have as much of an opportunity as anyone else.”
Centralia’s Eddie Matias claimed the title at 126 pounds and Caleb Hylton won the title at 160 pounds.
Matias defeated W.F. West’s Tyler Foister by pin in 46 seconds before a 9-2 decision over Cedarcrest’s Evan Reid. Matias took down Schlecht in the finals.
“Eddie Matias competed better than he has the entire season at this tournament and took first,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said. “We would like to credit it to having him watch the movie ‘Vision Quest’. Sometimes, it’s the odd stuff that makes things connect.”
Hylton pinned his first opponent in the quarterfinals and followed it up with a 4-0 decision win over Tumwater’s Gavin Murphy in the semifinals. Hylton won by sudden victory over Black Hills’ Julian Kennedy in the title match.
Juan Gaspar (113) and Alex Hicks-Avron (120) finished third and Justin Lake (138) placed fourth.
“Our guys competed up to their ability so far. We really just need student body and parental support and things will turn around,” Phillips said. “Our guys are working hard, and will start with our (club) select team right away. Building better men is our mission. Better wrestlers will follow.”
Centralia, Rochester and W.F. West will compete in the regional tournament on Saturday in Washougal.
Beavers’ Nybo Finishes Third at Sub-Regionals
Tenino’s Jake Nybo placed third as the highest finisher for the Beavers in the 1A sub-regional wrestling tournament at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia on Saturday.
Nybo (182 pounds) defeated Montesano’s Nathan Ryker in the quarterfinals by pin before falling to Colby Demorest of Forks in the semifinals. Nybo bounced back with a 17-0 win over Montesano’s Colby Jones and earned third place with a 7-2 decision over Elma’s AJ Hamilton.
Tyler Pietra (126), Dalton Chambers (138), Karlton Hisaw (160) and Robert Marti (285) each finished fourth for the Beavers.
Forks won the team title with 366 points. Montesano finished second and Elma placed third.
Tenino competes at the regional tournament on Saturday at Castle Rock.
Adna Finishes Fourth at Sub-Regionals
Adna had three individual winners to help the Pirates place third as a team at the 2B sub-regional wrestling tournament at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia on Saturday.
Lucas Ashley (152 pounds), Matthew Slape (160) and Ashton Dowell (170) each earned individual titles.
Ashley won by technical fall in the quarterfinals before taking down Toledo’s Jessee Weeks by a 17-6 decision in the semifinals. Ashley won by a 10-8 decision in the finals over Kalama’s Abe Foreman.
Slape pinned Ocosta’s Brandon Thomas in 17 seconds in the quarterfinals and followed that up with a pin of Ilwaco’s Chris Wood in the semifinals. Slape pinned Toledo’s Ethan Buck in the finals.
Dowell pinned Toledo’s Cody Severson in 11 seconds to begin the tournament and pinned Kalama’s Elijah Haynes in the semifinals. Dowell defeated Raymond’s Jack Jordan by a 6-1 decision in the title match.
Adna’s Ryder Walker (145) finished third and Thakhan Tripp (120) and Tristan Ridley (132) each finished fourth.
“I was particularly impressed with the efforts of Thai (Tripp) and Ryder (Walker),” Adna coach Craig Ferrier said. “They were both coming off of some nagging injuries but were able to work through them and wrestled really well. Lucas, Matthew and Ashton are all looking fantastic as well.”
Napavine’s Grant Bennett finished second at 195 pounds. Bennett pinned Kalama’s Cody Snyder in the quarterfinals and took down North Beach’s Ta’ano Estavillo by pin in 1:08 in the semis. South Bend’s Chase Flynn pinned Bennett in the championship match.
Onalaska’s Kolby Mozingo earned third place at 132 pounds. Mozingo defeated Adna’s Ridley by pin in the quarterfinals before falling to Ilwaco’s Ghannon Wheldon in the semifinals. Mozingo bounced back with a 9-2 decision win against Ilwaco’s Christopher Lake and won by a 20-6 decision in the third place match, defeating Adna’s Ridley once again.
Toledo’s Trey Rego (145) and Ethan Buck (160) each placed second. Rego pinned his opponent in the quarterfinals before winning 17-2 against Ocosta’s Harley Figueroa in the semifinals. Ilwaco’s Brandon Duke pinned Rego in the championship match.
Buck won by technical fall in the quarterfinals and defeated Rainier’s Brody Klein by pin in the semifinals. Buck fell to Slape in the title match.
Toledo’s Jessee Weeks (152), Hunter Smith (195) and Michael Echtle (220) each finished fourth.
Adna, Napavine, Onalaska and Toledo will compete at the regional tournament on Saturday in Adna.
Centralia Second, W.F. West Third at Sub-Regionals
Centralia finished second and W.F. West finished third at the girls sub-regional wrestling tournament at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia on Saturday.
Centralia’s Analeese McAllister won the title at 120 pounds. McAllister won by pin over Aberdeen’s Emma Siano in the semifinals and then took down W.F. West’s Natasha Dugger by pin in the championship match.
Taryn Salazar (100 pounds) and Olivia Delaney (105) each placed second. Salazar pinned Aberdeen’s Madison Neeley in the semifinals, but Forks’ Karen Ensastegui pinned Salazar in the title match.
Delaney won by pin in the quarterfinals and pinned W.F. West’s Elizabeth Patana in the semifinals in 34 seconds. Black Hills’ Olivia Toussaint won by injury default over Delaney in the finals.
Angie Contreras (135), Berenice Ramirez (145), Anna Stinkeoway (155), Marely Farfan (170) and Syreena Edwards (190) each finished third for the Tigers.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the girls. They’ve put in a lot of hard work and it’s paying off,” Centralia coach Mark Holmberg said. “We have a very tough region, but hopefully we can duplicate some of this success next Saturday.”
W.F. West’s Xylia Warner (140) and Brisa Leal-Sierra (170) each won the tournament titles. Warner won by pin in the quarterfinals and then pinned Aberdeen’s Justyne McWillis in 22 seconds in the semifinals. Warner pinned Aberdeen’s Savannah Chandler in 3:20 to claim the title.
Leal-Sierra pinned Centralia’s Marley Farfan in the semifinals before earning a pin over Aberdeen’s Thalia Cook in the finals in 1:36.
Natasha Dugger (120) earned second for the Bearcats. Dugger started the tournament with a win by pin and pinned Tenino’s Aurora Loya in the semifinals. Dugger fell to Centralia’s McAllister in the finals to finish second.
Madison Wilson (115) finished third and Elizabeth Patana (105) and Gracie Combs (155) each placed fourth for the Bearcats.
Tenino placed fourth as a team with Jamiah Christin (115) earning the title for the Beavers. Christin won by pin in the quarterfinals and followed it up with a 7-2 decision win over Forks’ Aspen Rondeau in the semifinals. She defeated Aberdeen’s Alexie Darst by pin in 34 seconds to capture the crown.
Emma Barr (110) and Morgan Miner (125) each finished second for Tenino. Barr pinned Aberdeen’s Alexandria Portmann in 1:13 seconds before being pinned by Aberdeen’s Ashlyn Yakovich in the finals.
Miner won by pin over Ilwaco’s Jaymie Patana in the semifinals but fell to Adna’s Cheyann Meyer in the finals by technical fall.
Rochester finished fourth as a team with Alysha Kester earning the title at 155 pounds. Kester pinned Centralia’s Anna Stinkeoway in the semifinals and pinned Aberdeen’s Geneveve Sawyer in 58 seconds to claim the title.
Angelica Pipo (110) and Dakota Hunsaker (135) each finished fourth for the Warriors.
Adna’s Cheyann Meyer (125) and Keaton Dowell (145) each won titles for the Pirates. Meyer won by pin over Anneliese Boyle in the semifinals before a 16-0 technical fall win over Tenino’s Miner in the finals.
Dowell pinned Centralia’s Berenice Ramirez in the semifinals and pinned Aberdeen’s Camryn Cook in the finals in 2:55 to win the title.
Toledo’s Andrea Jones (130) finished third. After losing in the quarterfinals, Jones pinned Adna’s Zarine Walker and Tenino’s Natalie Dodge to reach the third place match. Jones pinned Aberdeen’s Hailey Wilson in 1:40 to take third place.
Adna, Centralia, Rochester, Tenino, Toledo and W.F. West will compete in the regional tournament on Saturday in Olympia.