PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles, Forks and Port Townsend wrestling squads earned a total of nine first-place finishes in their subregionals held this weekend.
Port Angeles got three weight division winners and finished fifth at the KingCo-Olympic 2A subregional held in Belfair.
Forks, meanwhile, earned three weight division winners and finished second at the Evergreen 1A League subregional hosted by the Spartans. Port Townsend also had three weight division winners and finished third at the West Central District III 1A subregional on Vashon Island.
Port Angeles, Sequim
The Roughriders’ Adam Borde (132 pounds), Josh Boe (145 pounds) and Jason Kibe (182 pounds) all won their weight divisions at subregionals.
Borde won his first two matches with pins, then won his championship match with a 6-2 decision over Robert Gomez of North Kitsap.
Boe won his first match with a pin and his second with an injury default. He won his championship bout with a pin over Taylor Andrew of Olympic.
Kibe won three matches — by pin, a 7-0 decision and an 8-1 decision over Cache Holmes of North Kitsap in his championship bout.
Two other Port Angeles wrestlers made their championship bouts, finishing second. Carlos Rodriguez came in second at 106 pounds. He lost his championship bout in a very close 3-2 decision to Ira Dagsaan of Olympic. Seth Mann finished second at 170 pounds, winning his first two matches with pins. He was pinned by Edmond Eriz of Olympic in the championship match.
Finishing third for the Roughriders was Lance Menes at 195 pounds. He won his third-place match with a pin over Hayden Atkins of North Kitsap.
Finishing fourth were Zach Gavin at 138 pounds and Andrew Potter-Cross at 220 pounds and finishing fifth was Bryson Graham at 160 pounds. The Riders’ Raymond Rodriguez (120 pounds) and Thomas Arand (152 pounds) each finished sixth, while teammates Kaleb Hogenson (120 pounds) and Braun Conner (126 pounds) each finished eighth.
Port Angeles finished with 197 points. North Mason won the subregional with 295 pounds, while Olympic had 288, North Kitsap 224.5, Bremerton 210, Liberty of Issaquah 137, Sequim 21, Sammamish 20 and Kingston 19.
Sequim’s best finish was by Isaiah Cowan, who won three out of four matches, two by pin, to come in third place at 182 pounds. Cowan won his third-place match with a 5-4 decision over Jassiah Smith of North Kitsap.
Forks had wrestlers place in nearly every weight division. The Spartans’ Jake Weakley (132 pounds), Colton Duncan (138 pounds) and Hayden Queen (170 pounds) all won their weights.
Queen, with a record of 30-3, won his semifinal with a pin, then beat teammate Hayden Baker (a 33-3 record) with a pin in the championship bout.
Weakley won his semifinal with a pin, then beat teammate Ariel Morales in the championship bout with a 5-4 decision.
Duncan won two matches with pins, then won the championship with a pin over Lucas Salstrom of Montesano.
The Spartans had several wrestlers make it to the championship boat to finish second.
Baker won two matches with pins before being beaten by Queen in the finals. Morales won in the semifinals with a pin before losing to teammate Weakley in the championship bout.
Conner Demorest also finished second at 106 pounds, winning his semifinal with an 8-6 decision and losing 11-2 to Jacob Salmstrom of Montesano in the championship. Andres Santos-Delacruz came in second at 126 pounds, winning two matches by technical falls and losing to Xavier Garcia of Hoquiam in the championship in a very close 8-7 decision.
Finishing third was Dalton Kilmer at 120 pounds. He won his third-place match with a 15-0 technical fall over Logan Avery of Hoquiam. Luis Perez was third at 145 pounds. He won his third-place match with a pin over Jared Whisenhunt of Montesano.
Conner Earls also got third at 182 pounds, winning his third-place match with a pin over Siosi Villarreal of Hoquiam. Luis Morales finished third at 285 pounds, with a pin in 32 seconds over Jesse Cervantes of Montesano in the third-place match.
William Perez finished fourth at 126 pounds, Hector Dominguez was fourth at 220 pounds and Bryan Elema fifth at 160 pounds.
Forks had 256 points as Montesano won with 426.5 points. Tenino had 179.5 points, Hoquiam 149.5 and Elma 99.5.
Port Townsend, Chimacum
The Redhawks’ Logan Massie (145 pounds), Odin Smith (152 pounds) and Dylan Tracer (182 pounds) all won their weight divisions.
Massie won with a pin in the semifinals, followed by a 10-8 decision over DeAunte Epp of Bellevue Christian. Smith won with a pin in the semifinals, then a pin over teammate Ian Linn-Glasgow in the championship. Tracer won with a pin in the semifinal, then had to go to overtime to win his championship bout 7-5 in a sudden victory over Hunter Wallis of Klahowya.
Linn-Glasgow won with a pin in his semifinal to get to the championship bout with Smith.
The Redhawks’ Wes Blue also finished third at 182 pounds. He won his third-place match with a 6-3 decision over Brandon Verrone of Cascade Christian. Beau Manuel also finished third at 220 pounds, winning his third-place bout with a 23-second pin over teammate Troy McKelvey. McKelvey, who had two wins on the day, picked up a fourth-place finish.
Port Townsend’s Ike Banks was fourth at 126 pounds, while Sam Lampert (132 pounds) and Lars Wakefield also finished fourth at 195 pounds.
Chimacum wrestler Kyle Caldwell finished second at 195 pounds,, winning his semifinal in a pin and losing the championship bout in an 11-5 decision to Toretto Metzger of Cascade Christian.
The Cowboys’ Robby Collier finished third at 170 pounds, winning his third-place match with a 15-2 decision over Riley Farrell of Klahowya.
Klahowya won the subregional with 289 pounds. Vashon had 287 and Port Townsend 154. Cascade Christian was fourth at 76, Bellevue Christian fifth with 45 points and Chimacum sixth with 33.
The two best girls’ finishes at the girls subregional at Spanaway was by Port Angeles’ Lillian Halberg, who finished fifth at 125 pounds and Sequim’s Petra Bernsten, who finished fifth at 140 pounds.
Halberg won three out of five matches on the day, going to overtime to win her fifth-place match 6-4 over Amber Teague of Washington. Bernsten won four out of six matches.
Port Townsend’s Chloe Lampert finished sixth at 130 pounds, winning two matches.
Regionals will be held Saturday. Port Angeles and Sequim go to Orting High School, while Port Townsend and Chimacum have a short road trip to Klahowya. Forks goes to Hoquiam.
Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim girls go to Decatur, while Forks girls travel to Hoquiam.