Boys Wrestling: Ashley, Marti Win Big in Raymond
RAYMOND — Tenino’s Robert Marti and Adna’s Lucas Ashley each captured individual titles Saturday at the Doug Makaiwi Memorial Invitational at Raymond.
Marti won the 220-pound championship with a pin in 5:22 over North Beach’s Johnathan Jerome. Ashley, the defending 2B state champion, won the 182-pound title with a 10-2 major decision over Shorewood’s Hunter Tibodeau.
“He’s lost in the finals the last two weeks, so it was nice to see him step it up and win this week,” Adna coach Craig Ferrier said of Ashley.
Tenino placed fourth with 92 points and Adna came in 12th with 41 points. Shorewood won the tournament with 167.5 points.
Tenino’s Easton Snider placed fourth at 120; Austin Hohner placed 4th at 132; Kysen Cox placed fourth at 138; Andres Capilla-Zamudio was second at 195.
“As a team, we wrestled well,” Tenino coach Mike Morales said. “I told the team we need to step [up] our game for postseason coming, and they wrestled to win and never gave up.”
The Beavers also fared well in the junior varsity portion of the tournament with Carlos Wetter and Zach Thayer placing first and second at 152 pounds, respectively.
For Adna, Tristan Ridley was fourth at 145.
“Tristan has struggled with being too defensive in his wrestling style and worked hard to be more offensive,” Ferrier said. “And it’s been fun to see Adam [Whitney’s] confidence grow as he becomes more successful with his moves and wins some matches.”
Adna next wrestles at the Beach Brawl in Ilwaco on Saturday. Tenino has a dual meet at Rochester on Thursday.