Mount Si wrestlers, gymnasts go on to state

The Mount Si wrestling and gymnastics teams head this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16, 18 and 18, for state championships.

The Wildcat gymnastics team took first place at the KingCo championships Feb. 4, then a very close second at SeaKing regionals Saturday, Feb. 11, behind by 0.15 points to leader Bainbridge Island.

"The girls had a fantastic meet but it was a tough loss," coach Jessica Easthope said. "Gymnastics is all about the little things like pointed toes, stuck landings, straight knees and it got us this time. But we are moving on to state as a team and that is what matters."

Wrestlers move up

Mount Si wrestling is also sending three of its finest to state.

Following regional wrestling competition at Sammamish, Josh Mitchell, A.J. Brevick and Aaron Peterson move on to the Tacoma Dome.

2011 state heavyweight champ Mitchell had an injury default over Shorecrest's Ian Bolstad in the regional final. He pinned Jackson Constant of Oak Harbor in 1:05 and Kevin Rabenstein of Sedro Wooley in 1:18.

Brevick, a senior, beat Everett's Zack Skorka by points. He went on to fall to the eventual champ, Liberty's Hamilton Noel, by points, taking fourth.

Peterson, at 138, fell to Sedro Wooley's Kyle Morgan in the first round, then beat two opponents in consolation, one of them teammate Bruce Stuart in a default. He fell to Mount Vernon's Pavel Okara to claim fourth.

Three other Mount Si wrestlers may also compete. Eli Clure, who took fifth at 106, Ryley Absher, who took fifth at 120, and Mitch Rorem, who took fifth at 195, travel as alternates to state.


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