Saturday’s Wrestling: W.F. West Finishes Second, Rochester Places Fourth at Bearcat Invite
By The Chronicle
W.F. West had a solid showing as the host of the Bearcat Invite wrestling tournament, finishing second in Chehalis on Saturday.
W.F. West had 183.5 points to place second. Tillamook recorded 196.5 points to earn the team title and Black Hills finished third with 103 points. Rochester finished fourth with 98.5 points and Centralia took eighth with 71 points.
Bo Davis won the title for the Bearcats at 120 pounds. Davis won his first two matches by pin before taking down Tillamook’s Keegan Hagerty in the finals by a 15-8 decision to capture the title.
W.F. West’s Bryson Boyd won the 220 pound title. Boyd won his semifinal match by pin before defeating Ridgefield’s Cole Andersen in the finals by a 10-4 decision.
Finishing in second place for W.F. West was Caleb Walters (126 pounds), Mason Morones (138), Isaac Reavis (195) and Chase Conaway (285).
Walters won his first two matches by pin before earning a 8-6 decision over Daniel Basden. Walters fell to Tillamook’s Quintin Metcalfe by a 5-3 decision to finish in second. Morones had an opening match bye before winning by pin and then a 6-2 win in the semifinals over Centralia’s Justin Lake. Morones fell in a 5-4 decision to Ridgefield’s Dylan Draper in the finals.
Reavis won his first three matches by pin to face Shelton’s Ammon Anderson in the finals. Anderson pinned Reavis in 5:44 to win the 195 pound title. Conaway won his opening match by pin before taking down R.A. Long’s Eric Howard in the semifinals on an 8-7 decision. Black Hills’ Tate Elliott defeated Conaway in the finals by pin.
W.F. West’s Henry Robbins (106), Darren Gray (120) and Carver Brennan (152) all finished third.
Rochester had two wrestlers place in the top three. Riley Cohron (132) and Jayden Lancaster (145) each finished in second place. Cohron won his first three matches by decision to reach the finals before falling to Luis Macias of Tillamook to finish in second.
Lancaster won his first match by pin and his second match by a 10-2 decision to put him in the finals. Tillamook’s Chad Werner defeated Lancaster by an 11-4 decision.
Jeremy Brant (120) and Daillin Schlecht (126) each finished fourth for the Warriors.
Centralia placed eighth as a team but had some strong wrestlers place in the tournament.
Juan Gaspar (113) won the tournament title. Gaspar won by pin in the semifinals before earning a 6-4 win in the championship match.
Alex Hicks-Avron (126), Justin Lake (138) and Caleb Hylton (170) each finished third. Mike Meyers (220) placed fourth and Porter Harris (120), Trevor Richey (152) and Aiden Goodrich (220) each finished fifth.
Centralia and W.F. West are at Rochester on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a double-dual with Aberdeen.
Adna’s Meyer Places Second at Kelso Invite
KELSO — Adna’s Cheyann Meyer finished second in a field of 64 wrestlers at 125 pounds at the Kelso Invite girls wrestling tournament here on Saturday.
Meyer pinned her first four opponents, including a pin over Eatonville’s Kayla Trujillo to earn her spot in the finals. Meyer fell to White River’s Claire Dicugno by a 4-3 decision to finish in second.
W.F. West’s Xylia Warner (140 pounds) was the only Bearcat wrestler to place, finishing fifth. Warner won her first match before falling to Allison Blaine of Hudson’s Bay. Warner battled through the consolation bracket, winning six straight matches including five pins, to reach the consolation semifinals. Warner lost to Krista Warren of Union in the semifinals to put herself in the fifth place match, winning by a 14-0 decision over Kennewick’s Ayanna Asselin to claim fifth.
Centralia’s Taryn Salazar (100) placed eighth. Salazar lost her opening match, then strung together three straight wins by pin before falling once more to put Salazar in the seventh place match. Sunnyside’s Eliza Rodriguez won by pin for Salazar to finish in eighth.
Centralia travels to Aberdeen on Wednesday for an EvCo dual. W.F. West hosts Aberdeen on Friday in an EvCo dual and Adna is at Toledo-Winlock on Tuesday.