Wednesday’s Wrestling: Rochester Places Six Grapplers at Mount Baker Invite
By The Chronicle
DEMING — Rochester’s Jayden Lancaster won the 145-pound tournament to lead six Warrior placers as Rochester placed sixth as a team at the Mount Baker Invitational here on Wednesday.
Lancaster pinned Mount Baker’s Skylar Isaacson in 1:10. Rochester’s James Jiminez placed second at 132 pounds, falling to Granite Falls’ James Klinman in the finals, 2-1. Riley Cohron (132) finished in third place, pinning Sultan’s Willie Bennett in 3:31.
Rochester’s Nate Kilmer (170) and Eulises Tinoco (182) placed fourth. Kilmer fell to Highland’s Juan Perez in a 10-8 decision, and Tinoco lost to Sedro-Woolley’s Sebastian Hannah by pin in 4:28.
Gio Mino (170) was the other Warrior placer, taking fifth place by defeating Glacier Peak’s Jose Gonzalez in an 8-5 decision.
“It went well. Last year we only placed two. They went out there and wrestled well,” Rochester coach Jason Dick said. “We were undefeated in first round and had great second round with a bunch of kids making the semis.”
Rochester is back on the mats next Friday, Dec. 29, traveling to Stevenson for a six team round robin tournament.
Centralia Second at Grizzly Stocking Stuffer Tourney
HOQUIAM — Centralia’s girls team gutted out a second-place finish here Wednesday in Hoquiam’s Stocking Stuffer Tournament, despite missing three varsity wrestlers due to illness.
Sophomore Taryn Salazar won the 100-pound division, pinning her way through the bracket and taking first on a first-round pin of Lindberg’s Lizzy Soysouvahn.
Jakayla Shipe (190) also finished first, trailing Decatur’s Arriana Siva 13-1 in the finals before pulling an escape and then pinning Siva with six seconds left in the match.
Sophomore Kupria Lapierre (135) finished third, with an 11-10 win in the consolation finals, while sophomore Olivia Delaney (105) and freshman Marely Farfan (170) each took fourth.
Ali Silva (125) took fifth and sophomore Angie Contreras (140) finished sixth.
“We are a very young team, but the girls are working hard and improving weekly,” Centralia coach Mark Holmberg said. “I’m extremely proud of their effort at this tournament.”
Centralia wrestles at the Kelso Invite on Friday, Jan. 5.