Saturday’s Wrestling: Bearcats Host, Win Bearcat Invite
W.F. West had four champions, seven finalists and 16 total wrestlers earning hardware on Saturday at the annual Bearcat Invitational tournament in Chehalis.
The host Bearcats were the only one of the 11 teams in attendance to crack 200 points, with a team score of 212.5 outpacing runner-up White River (190.5).
Levi Walters, Damon Thomas, Michael Anderson and Brenden Spahr each won a championship for W.F. West, while Centralia — which finished fourth — had a champion in Mykka McAllister.
Walters won at 113 pounds, defeating Centralia’s Tristan Hicks-Avron 11-3 in the finals.
Thomas won the 138 bracket with two pins and an 18-6 victory over White River’s Cooper Franklin. Teammate Jacob Nowels tied for third.
Anderson was a champion at 152, winning all three matches by pin — with two coming in the first round. He pinned Tillamook’s Caleb Warner in 1:20 in the finals.
Spahr took first at 182, winning via pin in all three of his matches and pinning White River’s Cole Tucker in 30 seconds in the finals. Centralia’s Aaron Adamo was co-third, and W.F. West’s Chris Powe co-fifth, in the same bracket.
Centralia’s McAllister picked up an injury default win over Fife’s Simon Delibero in the 120 finals.
W.F. West’s Brayden Bostwick finished second at 220, losing a tight 5-3 final match to River Ridge’s Blayne Haderman, and Centralia’s Izz Almontes and W.F. West’s Tyler Pallas were each co-third in the same bracket.
W.F. West’s Hunter Arredondo was a finalist in the heavyweight bracket, with Centralia’s Mario Mungia finishing tied for third and W.F. West’s Nathan Gluck tied for fifth.
Caleb Walters tied for third at 106 for the Bearcats. Teammate Kyle Gray was second at 126, losing 10-3 to White River’s Max Wheeler in the finals.
At 132, Centralia’s Andrew Anderson tied for third with W.F. West’s Mason Morones, and W.F. West’s Will Alexander finished tied for fifth.
Centralia’s Tristan Dickey tied for third at 160, while W.F. West’s Christian Dunivin was co-fifth in the same bracket.
W.F. West’s E.J. Matagi was co-third at 170, and Centralia’s Fernando Arevalo was co-fifth in the same class.
The Bearcats and Tigers are both back on the mat Thursday, when Centralia hosts W.F. West in an Evergreen 2A Conference rivalry dual meet.
Tenino’s Robson Second in Bash at the Beach
OYEHUT — Tenino’s Zac Robson made the finals here Saturday at North Beach’s Bash at the Beach wrestling tournament.
Robson qualified in the 160-pound classification, losing via pin to Klahowya’s Tray Hawlet in the finals.
Teammate Stuard Barta was third at 182.
Klahowya won the team competition, with combination squad Willapa Harbor taking second.
The Beavers host Mount Rainier in a nonleague match on Thursday.
Napavine-Onalaska Wrestling Crowns Champions in Kelso
KELSO — The Napavine-Onalaska wrestling team had two champions emerge from a multiple-team tournament here in Kelso.
Dusty Thayer of Onalaska pinned all three of his opponents on the way to the 106-pound title. Austin Olsen of Onalaska placed second at 132, and Rocky Lockwood (138) of Napavine also finished as a runner up.
The Napavine-Onalaska team will participate in a mix-and-match affair at North Beach on Wednesday.
Adna’s Slape, Dowell Win at Jim Bair Invite
CASTLE ROCK — Adna’s Matthew Slape and Ashton Dowell both won their brackets here Saturday at the Jim Bair Memorial Invitational wrestling tournament.
Slape won the 152-pound bracket, while Dowell won the 160 bracket.
“Sophomores Ashton Dowell and Matthew Slape continue to dominate their respective weight classes,” Pirate coach Craig Ferrier said.
The Pirates finished fourth as a team despite losing two wrestlers to injuries.
Kameron Perry took second at 182, Braxton Dowell was fourth at 145 and Lucas Ashley was fourth at 126.
Adna will wrestle at Rainier’s Sgt. Norton Memorial Tournament on Saturday.