'Cats take tournament
October 2, 2008 · Updated 10:02 PM
The Mount Si Wildcat wrestling team hosted the 1999
David Szczepanik takedown tournament this last weekend and dominated both
3A and 4A teams. Squads from seven schools participated with
wrestlers from other schools, such as Cedarcrest, filling the rosters out
for teams that didn't have all the weight classes filled.
Mount Si scored an unbelievable 356 points in the meet, 80 points
more than second place Redmond, which recorded 276 points. In third
was Washington with 246 points, followed by Kennedy with 234 and Hazen
in fifth with 198 points. Sixth place went to Interlake with 118 points.
Individually, Mount Si showed tremendous depth in many of the
weight classes. Besides the Upper Valley wrestling squad's outstanding
performance, several Cedarcrest wrestlers took their respective weight classes.
In the 103-pound class Aaron Pedeferri, a freshman, took first
place with 56 points. Jordan Prior, also a freshman, took second with 16
points. In the 112-pound class, Mount Si's Andrew Ahmadi took second with
56 points behind Kennedy's Gabe Narvaez with 62. Cedarcrest
freshman Darren DeBoer took third with 36 points.
In the 119-pound class, Red Wolves' senior Eric Pedeferri took
first place with 110 points, a new tournament record. Mount Si's Jason
Moe took third with 36 points. Wildcat Chad Mills took first in the
125-pound class with 58 points while Alan Schults of Cedarcrest took
seventh with two points.
State placer Ben Veyna took first in the 130-pound class with 78
points while teammate Blake Moore took third in the 135-pound class with
Veteran Wildcat wrestler Hiram Tame took first in the 140-pound
class with 52 points. In the 145-pound class Payton Thompson took fourth
with eight points. In the 152-pound class, Ryan Smith took second with
28 points, while teammate Jed McDaniels took fifth in the 160-pound class
with four points.
In the 171-pound class, the Wildcats' Bobby Taylor took sixth with
six points. The 189-pound class had a few last minute changes as leaders
Pat McNaghten from Blanchet and Brad Davis from Mount Si were
disqualified during their mutual match.
Mount Si senior Brandon Prior took third in the 215-pound class
while Cedarcrest veteran Cole Birk took fifth. And finally, in the
275-pound class, the big man, Sean Sexton, took first with 52 points while
Cedarcrest's Bela Hill took sixth with 14 points.