Wednesday’s Wrestling: Warriors Double Up Beavers in Scatter Creek Throwdown
By The Chronicle
TENINO — In a bout that featured nothing but pins Rochester came out on top here Wednesday with a 48-24 victory in the non-league boys wrestling affair affectionately known as the Scatter Creek Throwdown.
With sub-regionals lurking right around the Warriors had nearly all of their wrestlers compete one weight class up from their normal spot. Even though they the were giving up pounds in nearly every match Rochester still managed to get the best of their cross creek rivals.
“Pin or be pinned. Rivalries are like that. I hate to say it. There’s some heated stuff. I mean Mike and I are good friends but we’re both trying to build our programs. He’s trying to do it there and I’m trying to do it out here,” said Rochester coach Jason Dick.
Reese Cohron got things started for Rochester with a pin over Joey Compher in the first round at 120 pounds. Riley Cohron followed up with a pin of Dalton Chambers at 138 pounds and Cade Lenzi pinned Mason Lehman at 145 pounds. Ian Lapardus pinned Karl Hisaw at 160 pounds and Jakxen Wherry pinned Grant Christian at 195 pounds. Nate Kilmer notched the final pin of the night for Rochester when he downed Riley Wright at 220 pounds. Jayden Lancaster also picked up points via forfeit at 152 pounds.
“Ian looked really good. He threw a pancake that was just brutal. If I can watch that thing a hundred times on film I will,” said Dick. “I think this was a very good team win.”
Tenino was able to pick up four pins of their own on the night. Robby Marti, who also wrestled up a weight class, capped the evening with a pin over Tomas Ashton in the heavyweight contest. Jake Nybo added another pin to the tally when he flatbacked Xavier Mendez at 182 pounds and Zach Robson got the best of Garrett Glazer at 170 pounds. Tyler Pietras was the first Beaver to get on the board when he pinned Jaden Martensen in the first 48 seconds of their 126 pound match.
The Evergreen 2A Conference sub-regional wrestling tournament will take place on Saturday at the Northwest Sports Hub. Weigh-ins will take place at 8 a.m. with grappling beginning at 10 a.m.