Wrestling: Pirates Win Four Championships at Ocosta
WESTPORT — Adna had four champions here Saturday at the Ocosta Invite season-opening wrestling tournament.
Luke Wellander took first at 145 pounds, Matthew Slape won at 160, Ashton Dowell won at 170 and Braxton Dowell won at 152.
The Pirates, despite missing a few key wrestlers, finished second as a team, coach Craig Ferrier reported.
“Considering this was our first tournament of the year, I was happy with our performance,” Ferrier said. “They came out strong, well-conditioned and ready to wrestle.”
Wellander’s tourney win was the first of his prep career, Ferrier added.
Lucas Ashley was second at 152, while Hunter Fields took second at 195 and Kameron Perry was second at 182. Freshman Thai Tripp (113) took fourth, Cheyeann Meyer was third (126), and Jonah Engle (145) was fourth.
Keaton Dowell (155) won both of her matches in round-robin competition.
Napavine’s Aydan Costin (170) finished second, going 3-1 on the day, and in the 120 bracket sophomores Aiden Miller and Chase McCarter took second and fourth, respectively.
Napavine will host a mix-and-match event on Thursday.
Adna will wrestle at home on Thursday against Castle Rock.
Bearcats Second at Sumner Dual Tourney
SUMNER — W.F. West opened the 2017-18 wrestling season with a second-place team finish here Saturday at Sumner’s Ed Arima Duals Tournament.
In pool play the Bearcats beat Monroe, 54-18; beat Snohomish, 44-33; and beat Curtis, 49-23. They lost to host Sumner, 42-27, in the first-place dual match.
“The kids wrestled well for how green we are,” Bearcat coach Jamie Rakevich said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but the kids are showing improvement.”
Darren Gray, a freshman wrestling at 106 pounds, went 3-0 with a forfeit, and Carver Brennan (152) went 4-0 with three pins and a technical fall.
W.F. West hosts Castle Rock for a dual on Wednesday.
Tigers Place Six at White River Classic
WHITE RIVER — Izz Almontes, Aaron Adamo and Mykka McAllister each finished third for Centralia here Saturday at the White River Classic wrestling tournament.
McAllister, a senior, took third in the 138-pound bracket. Adamo was third at 195, and Almontes was third at 285.
“We competed well, and when we have everyone in the weight that they should be in, we will be a very solid team,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said.
McAllister’s only loss came against a 4A opponent, and Adamo’s lone loss came against the eventual champion, Phillips pointed out.
Jacob Reyna (113) took fifth, Eddie Matias (120) took fifth, and Tristan Dickey (170) took fifth for the Tigers.
Centralia hosts the Centralia Holiday Classic tournament on Saturday.
Centralia’s Salazar Wins in Yelm
YELM — Centralia’s Taryn Salazar won in her first action of the season on Saturday, finishing first at Yelm’s Jump On In wrestling tournament.
Salazar, in the 100-pound bracket, pinned Shelton’s Julia Ragsdale in the semifinals in 1 minute, 19 seconds, then pinned Todd Beamer’s Halle Agustin in 1:22 in the finals.
The event featured wrestlers from 45 schools and over 400 athletes.
Napavine’s Kaitlyn Bornstein (145) won her first two matches by pin, lost a 6-2 decision in the semifinals, and won in 42 seconds in the consolation semifinals to finish tied for third.
First-year Napavine wrestlers Pearl Cave and Desaree Brower each finished second in the JV tournament. Both notched the first pins of their careers in the event.