In this edition of “Weighing In,” we’ll look at No. 1 Lake Stevens losing at home for the first time in 20-plus years. Also, we’ll take a look at Marquee matches upcoming, Top targets, Big performances and links to state rankings individually and team.
Chiefs hand Lake Stevens first home dual meet loss 20-plus years
Moses Lake, ranked No. in Class 4A by www.washingtonwrestlingreport.net, scored a win for the ages when it traveled to top-ranked Lake Stevens on Friday night.
The Chiefs, owners of 17 state titles, got a pivotal win at 132 pounds from Chase Classen as they downed Lake Stevens 36-29 to give the Vikings their first home loss in more than two decades, according to coach Brent Barnes.
Classen gutted out a 5-3 overtime decision over the Vikings’ Jake Douglas and it went a long way toward the Chiefs’ triumph.
The nonleague dual matchup featured a pair of schools with 26 state titles between them. Lake Stevens has nine state crowns and is going for its sixth state title in eight seasons while Moses Lake is hoping to land its first title since 2001.
Here’s how the contest went bout-by-bout:
106 – Cooper McCulloush (ML) pinned Gino Loera :21
113 -Ty Headland (LS) dec. Trey Long 7-2
120 -Fernando Leyva (ML) dec. AJ Crew 6-3
126 -Michael Soler (LS) pinned Clayton Clark 1:32
132 – Chase Classen (MS) dec. Jake Douglas 5-3 (OT)
138 -Tristan Perales (LS) pinned Shawn Cotton 5:02
145 – Noah Cuzzetto (LS) pinned Cyrus Knolls 1:16
152 – Brenden Sanchez (ML) dec. Danny Sagiao 14-12
160 – Hudson Mausath (ML) pinned Kyle Sexton 3:51
170 – Logan Johnson (LS) maj. dec. Nick Fernandez 10-0
182 – Easton Castro (ML) dec. Mason Beaver 3-2
195 – Cody Vigoren (LS) major dec. Jordan Lacelle 11-2
220 – Dillan Morris (ML) pinned Michael Oberholtzer 3:52
285 – Justin Sainsbury (ML) pinned Dillion Hutchenson 1:20
Decatur secures 2013 Winter Cup title at Hanford
Decatur went 32-9 and grabbed four individual titles en route to taking down the team title on Friday at the 2013 Winter Cup at Hanford High School.
The Gators posted a winning total of 211.5 points, ahead of Mount Spokane’s 198.5.
Decatur got titles individually from Leviticus Arizpe (126), Zach Berry (132), Isaiah Diggs (138) and Brandon Zimmerman (160).
Marquee matches upcoming
… Jackson High School hosts the 2013 Everett Classic on Saturday, Jan. 4, starting at 9 a.m.
… Auburn High School is home of the 2013 South Puget Sound League (SPSL) All-Division tournament for the SPSL North Division on Monday and Tuesday. Action starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the second and final day.
… Kentridge High Schools hosts Enumclaw in a Double Dual on Friday.
… Puyallup, Rogers of Puyallup and Tahoma travel to Saturday’s Moses Lake Hall of Fame Duals at Moses Lake High School. Wrestling starts at 10:30 a.m.
Central Valley of Spokane and Mead of Spokane also will take part.
… Many local girls teams will travel to the Sedro-Woolley Tournament on Saturday. The tourney begins at 10 a.m.
… Lake Stevens (4A), the defending champion in Class 4A, is also off to a 7-1 start in duals in 2013-14.
… Skyline (4A) is off to a 6-0 start in dual meets in 2013-2014. Another KingCo 4A school, Woodinville, is 6-1.
… Host Rogers of Puyallup captured the girls All-SPSL Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Rogers’ 100-pounder Kaitlyn Kroneman, a senior, was the Rams’ lone individual champion and 155-pounder Showalter was a runner-up.
Enumclaw junior KC Moulden won the 235-pound class with a pin in 17 seconds over Sylstad of Franklin Pierce in the finals.
Rogers finished with 129.5 points to outfinish Lakes’ 114 total. Beamer was third at 98, Emerald Ridge fourth at 87, Federal Way fifth at 72 and Spanaway Lake and Enumclaw tied for sixth at 71.
… Lindbergh took home the team title at its own Lindbergh Invitational on Dec. 21 on the strength of four individual champions. The Eagles held off Auburn Riverside 180.5 to 177.5.
Eagles bringing home titles were Chad Omonaka (113), Jayden Schwope (120), Westerling Nugent (138) and Joey Hernandez (182).
… Snohomish was victorious at the 2013 Graham Morin Invitational on Dec. 21 at Squalicum High School in Bellingham. The Panthers posted 252 points to runner-up Port Angeles’ 224.5.
The Panthers put up three individual titles, starting with Garrett Stich at 182 with a pin over Lynden’s Brodie Weinheimer. Justin Kearney and Tristan Baus then followed with titles at 195 and 220, respectively, for the Panthers.
… Liberty of Issaquah won the 2013 Barry Knot Classic, named for deceased Arling wrestling coach Barry Knott, on Dec. 21 with 223.50 points, edging Roosevelt (217.5) at Nathan Hale High School. Redmond was third at 210 points.
Nate Sjoholm won the 145-pound title, Jimmy Andrus took 152, Conner Small was victorious at 160 and Romney Noel won 170 for the Patriots.
Preseason team & individual rankings
All Classifications page
Preseason All-Class individual rankings
High school page for Washington Wrestling Report
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Team and individual rankings
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