Mount Si Wildcats senior wrestler Spencer Marenco went 1-2 at the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament during his junior season. Marenco said his goal this season is to win a state championship in his final year of high school wrestling. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mount Si Wildcats senior wrestler Spencer Marenco went 1-2 at the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament during his junior season. Marenco said his goal this season is to win a state championship in his final year of high school wrestling. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Marenco is motivated to reach the mountaintop

Mount Si three-sport athlete wants to earn a state wrestling crown.

Wrestling is a way of life for the Marenco family.

Mount Si Wildcats senior wrestler Spencer Marenco, who said he has wrestled since he was just 2 years of age, is fully committed to his favorite sport. Marenco’s father wrestled for Central Washington University in the 1990s. The proverbial torch has been passed to Marenco and he couldn’t be happier with it.

“It is fun to win because you are all by yourself. You can’t blame anyone when you lose, it is all on you. There is no one to point fingers at,” Marenco said. “Wrestling teaches you that you have to work.”

The 17-year-old Mount Si grappler doesn’t just thrive in the wrestling circle, he plays infield for the Mount Si Wildcats baseball team and also played for the Wildcats football team this past fall. Marenco, who wrestled in the 145-pound weight division last season, advanced to the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament in February of 2018. Marenco went 1-2 at the tourney. Marenco said he will be competing in the 152-pound weight class or 160-pound weight division during the 2018-19 season.

“I was one win away from placing. This year, I think I can win state. That is the goal. I’m always trying to be the best,” Marenco said.

Recently the Snoqualmie Valley Record had an opportunity to ask Marenco a few questions about his life away from wrestling mat.

Snoqualmie Valley Record: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Spencer Marenco: “The Sandlot.” I watched it a lot growing up.

SVR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

SM: Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox second baseman).

SVR: Where do you see yourself in five years?

SM: Playing baseball somewhere (in college or professionally).

SVR: What is your biggest pet peeve?

SM: When people chew with their mouth open.

SVR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?

SM: I like fishing.

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