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`Cats win Wapato

The Mount Si wrestling team took home another victory

last week by winning the Wapato Team Tournament, held

at Wapato. The Wildcats took first with a score of 175 points,

narrowly defeating Grandview, who came in second with 174.5.

Chad Mills led the effort in the 140-pound class, taking

first in the tournament. Teammates Bobby Taylor, 160 pounds,

Brad Davis, 189 pounds, Dylan Seubert, 215 pounds, and Brad

Connor, 275 pounds, all recorded second-place finishes.

In the 135-pound class, Jeff Stone took third. Hiram Tame,

145 pounds, David Crotts, 152 pounds, and Jed McDaniels,

171 pounds, took fourth-place finishes. Jordan Prior in the

112-pound class took fifth. Two other Wildcats, Kyle Cunningham,

119 pounds, and Nick Martindale, 125 pounds, took the

fifth-place spot, and Jon Emerson rounded out the placers by garnering

sixth place in the 130-pound class.

Grapplers trounce Saints

Mount Si moved to 12 wins and no losses by thoroughly

defeating a beleaguered Saints team 75-0 last week.

Jordan Prior, 112 pounds, Nick Martindale, 125 pounds,

Jon Emerson, 130 pounds, Chad Mills and Hiram Tame, 145 pounds,

and Bobby Taylor, 160 pounds, all recorded pins.

Kyle Cunningham in the 119-pound class won by major

decision, with teammate Jed McDaniels recording a

technical fall in the 171-pound class. Jeff Stone pulled out an

impressive win against Saints veteran Tristan Witt, 3-1, in the 135-pound

class, and David Crotts defeated Raf Wong in the 152-pound class

3-0.

Jason Rothgeb, 103 pounds, Brad Davis, 189 pounds,

Dylan Seubert, 215 pounds, and Brad Connor, 275 pounds, all

recorded forfeits for the `Cats. The win moves the `Cats one win closer

to the league meet title.

Wildcats trounce one more league opponent

Well on their way to winning the KingCo 3A league title,

the Mount Si Wildcat wrestlers defeated another KingCo

opponent, Mercer Island, 45-17 last week at home.

Starting off the competition for the `Cats was Jason

Rothgeb in the 103-pound class. Rothgeb faced the Islanders'

Jackson Embley, going down by decision 18-11. The win by the

Islanders gave them a glimpse of hope to pressure the Wildcats. The

second match, Jordan Prior of Mount Si against Rusty Johnson, went

the same way, with Johnson winning by major decision 15-2 in the

112-pound class.

In the 119-pound class, Kyle Cunningham recorded the

team's first win with a 7-2 decision over the Islanders' Adam

Cahoon. Cahoon actually scored a takedown in the first few

seconds of the match, but that would be it as Cunningham reversed late

in the first round and added five more points before the match

was over.

Nick Martindale scored an impressive pin against

Mercer Island's Kai Zhao midway through the third round. Up to that

point, Martindale had controlled the tempo and scoring of the

match. It was just a matter of time before he found the right

combination to add the pin.

In the 130-pound class, Jon Emerson had his hands full

with the Islanders' Jack Huttenlocker. Emerson kept Huttenlocker

from recording a pin, but lost by major decision 12-4. The loss kept

the Islanders' team score close to that point, but from there on the

`Cats would not look back.

Jeff Stone was the first to help the `Cats pull away. He

dominated a determined Adam Zukor in the 135-pound class,

recording an eventual decision 10-4. Chad Mills reluctantly won by

forfeit in the 140-pound class, and Hiram Tame pinned the

Islanders' Andrew Parker in the 145-pound class. The pin by Tame moved

the `Cats to a 24-11 lead.

In the 152-pound class, David Crotts had a challenge with

the Islanders' Pat Ishizuka. Crotts scored a takedown in the

first round to lead the match. In the second, both wrestlers started

from neutral positions, and Crotts recorded a second takedown.

Finally, in the third round, starting from the down position,

Crotts reversed to win the match 6-0.

Kyle Jacobsen, wrestling for the ill Bobby Taylor in the

160-pound class, pulled out an amazing win over Conner

Stinson. Jacobsen recorded the first points, with a takedown early in the

first round. Stinson escaped, then recorded a technical point for an

illegal leg hold by Jacobsen. The point tied the score at two

each, but late in the round, Jacobsen came back with another

takedown to take the lead.

In the second round, starting from the down position,

Jacobsen recorded an escape to take a three-point lead. But in the third

round it became anyone's match, as Stinson notched an escape

then takedown to even the score. Finally, with the score tied at

five, Jacobsen recorded another takedown. Stinson scored

another penalty point late in the match, but it wasn't enough. The

win upped the score to 30-11.

Jed McDaniels put up a similar fight in the 171-pound

class against the Islanders' Chip Reno. Reno scored first on a

takedown but McDaniels quickly reversed, followed by another Reno

reversal. McDaniels would have the last laugh in the first round as

he again reversed, tying the score at four each.

In the second round, McDaniels deferred

position choice to Reno, who chose down. He reversed quickly, and it

took most of the round for McDaniels to break free and get the

one-point escape.

In the third round, McDaniels started from the down

position and recorded the tying point on an illegal hold by Reno. He

then reversed Reno to take a two-point lead, but the Islander came

back and recorded a reversal of his own. With seconds ticking

away and the match tied, McDaniels recorded another technical

point for stalling by Reno, an escape, takedown and, finally, a

three-point near fall in the closing seconds. The 15-8 win gave

the Wildcats a 33-11 team margin.

In the 189-pound class, Brad Davis went head to head

with Grant Guidinger. Davis led the match through two rounds, but

in the third, Guidinger started his comeback, finally pinning

Davis with 31 seconds left in the match. Luckily, teammate Dylan

Seubert avenged Davis's loss and recorded a pin of Mercer Island's Ales

Roberts at the 3:55 mark of the second round.

In the 275 and under class, Brad Connor wrestled

Patrick Murphy. Connor looked intense as he took the mat with

Murphy glancing anxiously. Connor took Murphy to the mat first,

recording two points. Murphy escaped too late in the round to notch

a point. But in the second round it was all Connor, who started

from the down position. First he escaped the grasp of Murphy,

then took the big man to the mat and finally pinned him with 23

seconds left in the round. The pin gave Mount Si a final score of

45 to the Islanders' 17.

Cedarcrest drops meet

The Cedarcrest Red Wolves dropped their wrestling

match last week with Mercer Island 38-30. Recording wins for the

Red Wolves were Aaron Pedeferri with a major decision over the

Islanders' Rusty Johnson 12-1, Darren DeBoer with a major

decision over the Islanders' Adam Cahoon, Alan Schults with a major

decision over Adam Zukor 17-8, Andrew Claussen with a pin

over Curran Hagstrom, Tony Stedman with a pin over Andrew Parker

and Cole Birk by pin over Alex Roberts.

Cedarcrest defeats Bellevue

The Cedarcrest Red Wolves wrestling team rebounded

from their loss to Mercer Island with a 52-17 win over Bellevue

last week. The win keeps them in the running for a top spot in

KingCo 3A.

Results from the match are as follows: 103 pounds,

Weimann wins with a major decision over Nesteroff 15-6; 112

pounds, Aaron Pedeferri pins Landreth at 1:01; 119 pounds, Kenway

defeats Darren DeBoer 7-2; 125 pounds, Lett pins Landreth

3:19; 130 pounds, Brammer pins Mayfield at 0:28; 135

pounds, Alan Shults pins Keech at 0:28; 140 pounds, Claussen wins

by major decision over Mannisto 15-2; 145 pounds, Tony

Stedman wins by major decision over Marve 14-4; 152

pounds, McCormick wins by major decision over Speir, 13-5;

160 pounds, Amador wins by forfeit; 171 pounds, Degoila

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