WRESTLING: Area grapplers qualify for state meets
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Port Angeles qualified six of their eight regional competitors for the state meet after finishing second to Olympic 124-122 at the Class 2A Region 2 regional held at Hockinson High School near Vancouver.
The Roughriders did beat the Trojans in the number of regional champions with three to Olympic's lone title winner.
Ozzy Swagerty won the 126-pound championship 3-1 over North Kitsap's Nikitta Weston.
Kyle La Fritz (220 pounds) pinned all three of his opponents, including taking out Klahowya's Maric Taylor one minute and two seconds into the regional final.
Roberto Coronel bagged first place at 285 pounds after dropping Olympic's Umu Timoteo 12-4 in the title round.
Tyler Gale and Matt Robbins placed second for Port Angeles at 106 and 182 pounds, respectively.
Brady Anderson also qualified for the Riders after finishing fourth at 120.
Spartans come close
Forks ended up second at the 1A Region 1 regional at Blaine High School, with the host Borderites coming out on top 256.5 to 228.
“We had the championship within reach, but we had several close matches that just did go our way,” Spartans coach Bob Wheeler said after Saturday's regional.
“We still have a this week to see if we can step things up a notch.”
Regional champions for the Spartans are Sebastian Morales who won his 106-pound match 6-2 over Blaine's Kyle Gonzalez and Miguel Morales (285 pounds) who won his match 6-2.
Miguel Morales, the state runner-up last year, improved his season record to 25-1 by beating third-ranked Mike Antczak.
Forks had three wrestlers come up just short of regional crowns by placing second: Alvaro Ortiz dropped his 113-pound final 10-4 to Montesano's Jacob Ellefson; Javier Contreras (145 pounds) fell 15-0 to Elma's Tyson Dick and Brek McGaughy upset Forks' 220-pounder Joel Ward 5-4.
Other state qualifiers for the Spartans are Alan Enstastegui, who was fourth at 113 pounds; freshman Garrison Schumack, fourth at 120 pounds; Nanito Sanchez, third at 132 pounds; Abisai Garcia, third at 138 pounds; Ricky Barragan, fourth at 138 pounds; Gavin Castaneda, fourth at 182 pounds; and Luke Loveless, who finished fourth at 220 pounds.
The Spartans have other wrestlers qualifying as alternates: Sebastian Barragan (126 pounds), Jack Dahlgren (160) and Nate Gimlin (170).
At the girl's regional, Brooke Peterson was Forks' lone state qualifier. She took first and won twice by pin and once by technical fall.
Port Townsend qualified three wrestlers for the Mat Classic at the 1A Regional at Castle Rock, highlighted by Matt Cain winning the 152-pound regional championship.
Shae Shoop finished second for the Redskins at 113 pounds and Trevor Garrett placed fourth at 182.
Sequim advanced two wrestlers to the girls state championship with Kaylee Ditlefsen finishing second at 130 and Sophia Cornell third at 106.
2A Region 2 Regionals
Hockinson High School
1. Olympic 124
2. Port Angeles 122
3. Kingston 102
106—Trevor Newburn (Rid) d. Tyler Gale (PA) 6-3. 113—Orion Yates (Long) p. Matt Zink (NM) 4:25. 120—Grant Gaspar (Rid) won by injury default over Cale Woyvodich (Fos). 126—Ozzy Swagerty (PA) d. Nikitta Weston (NK) 3-1. 132—Adrian Madison (Oly) d. Cameron Dubos (Brem) 10-3. 138—Brian Burchett (Kla) p. Westerling Nugent (Lind) 1:10. 145—Tanner Baldwin (Wash) d. Dustin Nading (Long) 4-2. 152—Volodimir Kalinin (Ren) d. Khali Crowl (Rent) 4-1. 160—Josh Henden (King) d. Tyler Grewell (NM) 19-7. 170—Bobby Reece (King) won by forfeit over Konner Langholff (Kla). 182—Aaron Dickson (King) d. Matt Robbins (PA) 7-5. 195—Trevonn Russell (Lind) d. Chase Davis (NM) 7-6. 220—Kyle La Fritz (PA) p. Maric Taylor (Kla) 1:02. 285—Roberto Coronel (PA) md. Umu Timoteo (Oly) 12-4.
106—Kendrick Untalan (Ren) d. Tre Toledo (Oly) 5-2. 113—Chad Omonaka (Lind) d. Luis Cuellar (Fos) 2-0. 120—Isaiah Rodenhurst (Oly) d. Brady Anderson (PA) 7-1. 126—Jordan Stello (MM) md. Colton Maddy (Lind) 15-6. 132—Abraham Cuevas (Ren) d. Jon Morgan (NK) 10-4. 138—Austin Stone (Long) d. Anthony Hunter (Ren) 10-6. 145—Logan Madison (Oly) d. Grant Hunter (NM) 9-5. 152—Ben Smith (Brem) md. Aaron Canton 15-7. 160—Augie Piehl (NK) d. McKenna Yates (Long) 6-4. 170—Kyle Segger (Oly) d. Lam Phung (Ever) 4-0. 182—Lane Anderson (Rid) d. Victor McIntosh (NM) 10-7. 195—Geordyn Shinard (Oly) won by injury default over Jordan Bauer (Rid). 220—Jacob Brown (Wash) won by injury default over Ryan Sigo. 285—Mick Kane (King) d. James Garcia (Lind) 8-5.
1A Region 1 Regionals
Blaine High School
1. Blaine 256.5
2. Forks 228
3. Elma 132
4. Montesano 121
5. Mount Baker 119.5
6. Hoquiam 110.5
7. South Whidbey 68
8. Rochester 55.5
9. Nooksack 45
10. Tenino 27
106—Sebastian Morales (Forks) dec. Kyle Gonzales (Blaine) 6-2. 113—Jacob Ellefson (Montesano) dec. Alvaro Ortiz (Forks) 10-4. 120—Billy Dodd (Blaine) dec. Jesse Velez (Hoquiam) 7-2. 126—Tanner Sample (Elma) dec. Riley Fritsch (Blaine) 3-2. 132—Anthony Frey (Blaine) dec. Austin Cain (Montesano) 5-2. 138—Caleb Frey (Blaine) dec. Taylor Gardner (Nooksack Valley) 4-3. 145—Tyson Dick (Elma) dec. Javier Contreras (Forks) 15-0. 152—Lucas Eastman (Rochester) dec. Christian Sharp (Blaine) 20-5. 160—Jon Stewart (Blaine) dec. Kylar Prante (Montesano) 4-3 (3OT). 170—Travis Lindsey (Mount Baker) pin Tristan Hunter (Blaine). 182—Kenny Huffman (Hoquiam) pin Alex Ray (Mount Baker). 195—Dom Nakano (Tenino) dec. Taylor Rupe (Montesano) 4-0. 220—Brek McGaughy (Elma) dec. Joel Ward (Forks) 5-4. 285—Miguel Morales (Forks) dec. Mike Antczak 6-2.
Last modified: February 16. 2014 6:32PM