COULEE DAM - Tonasket claimed eight first-place finishes but had to battle Lake Roosevelt to claim the team title at the B’s District 6 tournament Feb. 2 at Lake Roosevelt High School.
The top five from district qualified for regional competition that starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oroville.
The top three advance from regionals to state Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome.
“The district tournament went well,” Lake Roosevelt coach Steve Hood said. “We will add District 5 for regionals.”
“This will be the very first time that regionals will be held at Oroville High School,” Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto said. “District 6 teams (listed in district team results) will be joined by District 5 teams from Kittitas, White Swan, Mabton, Dayton, Columbia Burbank and Riverside Christian.
“We are very excited about having this event here in Oroville and hope that you will take some time to stop by this Saturday to support our Hornet wrestlers and watch some great wrestling,” Ricevuto said.
Tiger champions included Waylon Thomas (106), Waylon Wilson (113), Colin Silverthorn (120), Dawson Bretz (126), Garrett Wilson (145), Austin Wood (160), Carson Sasse (182) and Isaac Gomez (195).
”We really had to step it up yesterday,” Tonasket coach Cole Denison said. “Lake Roosevelt has a tough team this year and they wrestled good. Our boys did a great job of keeping their head and going out to get the job done.
“It was a battle at districts and it’s going to be a battle for the next two weeks We look forward to the challenge. Nice job, boys.”
Gomez was voted wrestler of the year for District 6.
“He is definitely very deserving of this honor,” Denison said. “He has poured everything that he has into this sport and has helped bring others along.”
Tonasket wrestlers finishing second were Lane Bolich, Rielan Bretz and Kevin Sanabria. Thirds went to Lazaro Soria, Israel Gomez, Carsen Walton, Austin Brock, Julio Alatorre and Jesus Najara. Fourths went to Angel DePaz, Alexis Garcia, Scott Kuntz and Ryden Zabreznik.
Lake Roosevelt finished with five champions while finishing second with 286 points.
Raider champions included David Crowe (132), Kaleb Horn (138), Tony Nichols (152), Steven Vargas (220) and Terrance Saulque (285).
Oroville’s Colby Guzman (170) was the lone wrestler to win a championship not on the Tigers or Raiders teams.
Taking second for the Hornets were Cody Field (126), Darian Range (145), Seth Baugher (152) and Jose Cervantes (285). Third went to Sam Castrejon (138). Fifth went to Kolo Moser (126), Jett McCoy (145) and Oscar Cervantes (182). Sixth, as alternates, went to Elijah Burnett (170) and Hunter DeVon (160).
Team scores: 1, Tonasket, 339.5. 2, Lake Roosevelt, 286. 3, Oroville, 137. 4, Liberty Bell, 52. 5, Brewster, 21. 6, Pateros, 12.
106 - 1-2, Waylon Thomas, Ton., d Colton Jackson, LR, 6-3. 3-4, Lazaro Soria, Ton., p Cody White, LB. 5, Ramiro Ambriz, Pat.
113 - 1-2, Waylon Wilson, Ton., forfeit Lane Bolich, Ton. 3-4, Robert Thomas, LR, p Dylin Armstrong, LR.
120 - 1-2, Colin Silverthorn, Ton., p Jed McMillan, LB. 3, Israel Gomez, Ton.
126 - 1-2, Dawson Bretz, Ton., p Cody Field, Oro. 3-4, Taylor Circle, LR, d Angel DePaz, Ton. 5-6, Kolo Moser, Oro., p Everett Schmidt, LR. 7, Danny Dowers, Pat.
132 - 1-2, David Crowe, LR, d Rielan Bretz, Ton., 7-2. 3-4, Dakota Seylor, LR, p Alexis Garcia, Ton.
138 - 1-2, Kaleb Horn, LR, md Kevin Sanabria, Ton., 11-2. 3-4, Sam Castrejon, Oro., p Scott Kuntz, Ton.
145 - 1-2, Garrett Wilson, Ton., md Darian Range, Oro., 12-8. 3-4, Carsen Walton, Ton., md Noah Holston, LB, 12-2. 5, Jett McCoy, Oro.
152 - 1-2, Tony Nichols, LR, md Seth Baugher, Oro., 10-2. 3-4, Tyler Palmer, LR, d Josh Smith, Pat., 11-4.
160 - 1-2, Austin Wood, Ton., d Bodie Paul, LB, 10-4. 3-4, Austin Brock, Ton., d Dylan Wiles, LR, 2-0. 5-6, Kaiden Palmer, LR, default Hunter DeVon, Oro.
170 - 1-2, Colby Guzman, Oro., md Gabe Garcia, Brew. 3-4, Brandon Long, LR, d Ryden Zabreznik, Ton, 5-4. 5-6, Sergio Galicia, LR, d Elijah Burnell, Oro., 4-2. 7, Anthony Medel, Pat.
182 - 1-2, Carson Sasse, Ton., d Moses Luevano, LR, 4-0. 3-4, Julio Alatorre, Ton., p Myka Boyd, LR. 3-4, Oscar Cervantes, Oro., p Rodolfo Madrid, Brew.
195 - 1-2, Isaac Gomez, Ton., md Steven Flowers, 10-2. 3, Connor Klingenberg, LR.
220 - 1-2, Sherwin Vargas, LR, p Trevon Johnson, LR. 3, Jesus Najara, Ton.
285 - 1-2, Terrance Saulque, LR, p Jose Cervantes, Oro. 3, Joseph Tynan, LR.
Okanogan third, Omak fifth
CASHMERE - Cascade won the District 6 wrestling tournament, where all five Caribou Trail League teams had at least one champion.
The Kodiaks picked up seven of a possible 14 weight titles for 247 points.
Okanogan finished with two champs - Julian Cates at 182 and Dalton Swayze at q95.
Omak’s title went to Navarro Nanpuya at 170.
The top five from district qualified for regionals, which for the first time will be at Omak starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sixth placers are alternates.
Other Okanogan wrestlers heading to regionals include Trace Kleckner (3, 113), Richie Meyers (3, 120), Sterling Ritch (2, 170), Matt Zesiger (4, 182), Ian Ellis (3, 195), Gabe Garcia (2, 220).
Others from Omak going to regionals include Kayden Cate (2, 106), Rey Buenaventura (4, 126), Anthony Cardona (3, 145), Leighton Jensen (2, 285), Dillion Anderson (3, 285).
“It was a good day of wrestling in Cashmere,” Omak coach Dean Agee said. “Now we have to pick it up another notch to get to state (Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome).”
Team scores: 1, Cascade, 247. 2, Chelan, 149. 3, Okanogan, 138. 4, Cashmere, 109. 5, Omak, 88.5.
Okanogan girls take 11th
EAST WENATCHEE – Okanogan, led by champions Allie Eastridge at 170 and Crystal Harrison at 190, finished 11th as a team at the Region 4 Sub-Regional North team tournament Feb. 1-2.
Okanogan coach Andy Knutson was named girls’ wrestling coach of the year.
Eastridge improved to 25-6 and Harrison is 11-3 for Okanogan, which earned 53 points.
Jasmine Medina (14-13) at 145 finished fifth and is an alternate to regionals for the Bulldogs.
Also competing were Mariana Nieto (0-10) at 140 and Trinity Wood (9-13) at 155.
Othello finished first with 263.5 points and host Eastmont was second at 95 points.
The top four finishers qualified for regionals at Feb. 9 at Othello. The fop four from regionals earn berths to state Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome.
Other area team finishes included 20, Tonasket, 34; 23, Lake Roosevelt, 22; 24, Oroville, 20; 29, Republic/Curlew, 15; 33, Pateros, 6; 35, Almira/Coulee-Hartline and Brewster, 4.
For Tonasket, Cailee Denison (21-14) was second at 100 and became the first Tiger girl ever to advance to regionals.
Other Tiger wrestlers included Cora Diel (7-16) at 110; Missy Martinez (19-14) at 110 (9 team points); Savannah Bones (4-20) at 115 (5 team points); Yamilet Nunez (5-18) at 120; Athena Rietveld (4-24) at 135; and Jaime Wilson (11-21) at 140.
“Missy Martinez and Cora Diehl both gave a tremendous effort by winning three matches each, but fell short of placing,” Tonasket coach Cole Denison said. “Savannah Bones won two matches.
“Yamilet Nunez, Athena Rietveld and Jamie Wilson also competed well yesterday. We are sure proud of the effort that these girls put into this great sport and how they have improved greatly throughout the season.
“I hope they realize how important they are to the future of the Tonasket girls’ wrestling program. We appreciate everything that they have done.”
For Lake Roosevelt, Ida Sue Dick (31-7) was third at 140.
For Oroville, Taralynn Fox (18-1) at 120 suffered her first loss of the season before taking third.
After an opening round bye, the No. 4-seeded Fox won by pin before being pinned by No. 1 and eventual district champion Jacky Peguero (36-7) in the semifinals.
Fox then won by pin in the consolation semifinals and by pin in the match to place third.
Also for the Hornets was Melinda Clark (1-19) at 130, who was pinned in her first bout with only 16 seconds left in the third period and eliminated in overtime.
For Republic/Curlew, Joshua Lynn Jager (23-10) was fifth at 110 and Allena Goree (5-12) competed at 190.
For Pateros, Satin Wright (10-16) picked up six points with a pin and two losses.
For ACH, Agnese Husko (6-11) picked up four team points at 235. Also competing were Ruth Bresee (12-16) at 135 and Samantha McGuckin (0-10) at 235.
For Brewster, Kaitlin Garcia (16-11) earned four team points at 110.