Wednesday’s 2A Boys Wrestling: Bearcats Nearing Undefeated Regular Season
By The Chronicle
W.F. West stayed unbeaten with a 58-15 dual win over Black Hills here Wednesday on Senior Night, moving one step closer to finishing out an undefeated regular season.
The Bearcats (6-0, 4-0) meets also unbeaten Tumwater (4-0, 4-0) in a showdown for the 2A Evergreen Conference title at 7 p.m. in Tumwater Friday.
But tonight, it was all Bearcats, as W.F. West won 10 of the 14 dual matches against the Wolves to easily sail to victory. Nine Bearcats seniors played in their final home dual.
“It was a good night. We got some seniors out there who haven’t gotten a whole lot of varsity time,” W.F. West coach Jamie Rakevich. “It was good to see them go out there and compete.”
Rakevich said his wrestlers competed well against Black Hills’ Cade Elliot and Julian Kennedy.
“They’ve got a couple of real elite guys over there at Black Hills,” Rakevich said of Elliot and Kennedy.
BEARCATS 58, WOLVES 15
195 – Julian Kennedy (BH) def. Isaac Revis (fall)
220 – Garett VonMoos (WFW) def. Devin Clayridge (fall)
285 – Cade Elliot (BH) def. Bryson Boyd (5-1)
106 – Damian Hernandez (WFW) win by forfeit
113 – Mikey Johnson (BH) def. Kaden Ryan (5-1)
120 – Christo Parriott (WFW) win by forfeit
126 – Bo Davis (WFW) win by forefeit
132 – Caleb Walters (WFW) def. Payton Gertz (14-3 major decisin)
138 – Zach Evans (WFW) def. Caron Lowe (fall)
145 – Braden Bond (BH) def. Calvin Eklund (6-4)
152 – Connor Trohdahl (WFW) def. Brock Carson (fall)
160 – Evan Moon (WFW) def. Roman Peters (fall)
170 – Desmond Parriott (WFW) def. Clayton Lite (Fall)
182 – Macguire Bull (WFW) def. Oden Smith (fall)
Tigers Pick Up Win Over Bobcats
Centralia picked up eight wins en route to a 51-30 victory over Aberdeen here Wednesday in the Tigers final non-league dual of the season.
Juan Gaspar won Tiger of the Night after pinning Aberdeen’s Drew Lock, a state participant last season, in just 47 seconds in the 120-pound division. Gaspar is the fourth-ranked 120-pound wrestler in Class 2A.
“He looked very dominant and is on a roll right now,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said. “We are very proud of how hard he works day in and day out.”
Centralia also got wins from Dominick Hicks-Avron (106), Eddie Matias (132), Alex Hicks-Avron (138), Justin Lake (145), T.J. Smith (152), Sawyer Kassell (160), Caleb Hylton (170) and Elliot Nye (182).
“Our experienced wrestlers looked really tough tonight, and our beginners battled but still looked like beginners,” Phillips said. “We are looking forward to how our guys compete in the postseason.”
Centralia (3-2, 3-2 EvCo) next wrestles at the Sub-Regional Tournament at W.F. West on Feb. 7.
TIGERS 51, BOBCATS 30
106 Dominic Hicks-Avron (C) won by pin in 1:05 over Gio Castillo (A)
113 Brandon Newcomb (A) won by forfeit
120 Juan Gaspar (A) won by pin in :47 over Drew Lock (A)
126 Jeremy Roberts (A) won by pin in 1:21 over Trenton Kohl (C)
132 Eddie Matias (C) won by forfeit
138 Alex Hicks-Avron (C) won by pin in 1:06 over Cameron Harris (A)
145 Justin Lake (C) won by pin in 2:59 over Patrick Hunt (A)
152 TJ Smith (C) won by forfeit
160 Sawyer Kassell (C) won 7 to 5 over Garrett Springer (A)
170 Caleb Hylton (C) won by pin in 4:59 over Seth Brown (A)
182 Elliot Nye (C) won by forfeit
195 Liam Heikkila (A) won by pin in 1:30 over Aiden Groodrich (C)
220 Jaden Hoseney (A) won by pin in 1:04 over Mike Myer (C)
285 Erick Hayter (A) won by pin in 1:15 over Eddie Mojica (C)