Prep Wrestling: Tigers Dominate Black Hills, 64-18
Centralia piled up six pins and a pair of technical falls on Wednesday to beat Black Hills, 64-18, in an Evergreen 2A Conference wrestling match.
Juan Gaspar (126 pounds), Eddie Matias (132),
Alex Hicks-Avron (138), Justin Lake (145), T.J. Smith (152), Sawyer Kassel (160), Caleb Hylton (170), and Cameron Blankenship (195) all won by pin for Centralia.
Juan Gaspar, at 126, and Eddie Matias (132) each won by technicial fall.
“The hard work we are doing in practice really showed tonight,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said. “Our guys did the little things well tonight.”
Smith — a first-year wrestler — was a highlight for Centralia, Phillips noted.
“He went out aggressive, and wore his opponent down and got the fall,” he said. “T.J. showed a lot of heart.”
Centralia (1-0 league) wrestles at Sultan’s Sky Valley Invitational on Saturday.
CENTRALIA 64, BLACK HILLS 18
285: Tate Elliot (B) forfeit
106: Dominic Hicks-Avron (C) forfeit
113: Mikey Johnson (B) forfeit
120: Trenton Kohl (C) forfeit
126: Juan Gaspar (C) def. Matthew Arizia, 21-5 tech fall
132: Eddie Matias (C) def. Carson Lowe, 20-5 tech fall
138: Alex Hicks-Avron (C) pinned Braiden Bond, 1:33
145: Justin Lake (C) pinned Caleb Wagner, 0:38
152: TJ Smith (C) pinned Roman Cardoso, 3:37
160: Sawyer Kassel (C) pinned Brock Carlson, 0:30
170: Caleb Hylton (C) pinned Boden Bergford, 1:27
182: Julian Kennedy (B) pinned Elliot Nye, 3:59
195: Cameron Blankenship (C) pinned Ethan Hunt, 1:41
220: Mike Myer (C) forfeit