SK caps week to remember

It’s been a long week for Ron Hudiburg and the South Kitsap wrestling team. And it’s not over yet.

The Wolves wrestled in three Narrows League dual meets in four days this week, winning all three to run their league unbeaten streak to 108-straight matches, and they still face a huge day today at the Skagit Valley Invitational.

“It makes it tough because you miss the practice time,” Hudiburg said. “And you see things you need to do and you get a little bit frustrated. We get them up to about 80 percent this time of year and then take some time off and then pull back a little bit and give them some time off for Christmas and New Year’s. And then we’ll come back and we usually start pushing them really hard about the middle of January, trying to get them to peak at the right time.”

South Kitsap, wrestling short-handed, topped Bremerton, also without some of its top wrestlers, 60-21 Thursday night. The Wolves downed Port Angeles 74-6 Monday and topped Shelton 58-11 Tuesday night.

“Yeah, Coach (Chad) Nass called it a gantlet,” Pat Kelly said of the week. “Skipping days and two in a row, that’s tough. Hopefully we’ll get used to it, though.

“Right now, we’re just kind of coming into (the season),” Kelly said. “Towards the end of the year, it might hurt us because we lost some practice time, but we’ll gain it back.”

Kelly had a near-perfect week, recording a major decision and two pins in his three matches. Kelly, wrestling at 152-pounds, pinned Bremerton’s James Sawyers just 58 seconds into their match.

“I kind of like this much activity,” Kelly said. “It helps get you conditioned for the end of the year. You get a lot more conditioning in matches than you do at practice.”

Brent Chriswell, a sophomore going at 160 pounds, recorded three pins during the week, including a quick pin of Danny Fulton against Bremerton. Jon Potts also won three matches by pins while Jeff Cink recorded a pair of pins and a technical fall, with Steve Razey winning two matches by pins and one with a major decision.

Josiah Kipperberg and Brandon Kelly had won their first two matches of the week by falls and both won by forfeit Thursday night as Bremerton took six of its top kids to a tournament in Idaho.

“It was kind of a lackluster night in terms of that,” Hudiburg said. “When you’ve got of your better kids out of the lineup and the kids are tired and we knew they didn’t bring all their good kids, so it kind of took the luster off the win. But we’ll take it. A win’s a win.”

The Wolves head to Sedro-Wolley for today’s tournament and then go to Vancouver for the Pacific Coast Tournament Dec. 29-30.

“We have two tough tournaments, and I think it will be a reality check for a lot of us,” Kelly said. “It will work us pretty good.”

Hudiburg said he is just ready to get the week over with.

“Our goal is to get through it, not get hurt and learn and get better” he said. “Whatever happens, happens and that’s the way we look at it.”

South Kitsap 60, Bremerton 21

103 pounds - Josiah Kipperberg, SK, by forfeit; 112 - Tyler Mayo, B, p. Robbie Luder; 119 - Danny Guzman, B, p. Rodger Nuttell; 125 - Daniel Soguyen, B, d. Garrett Lyman 4-1; 130 - Brandon Kelly, SK, by forfeit; 135 - Micah Kipperberg, SK, p. Art Torreble 1:00; 140 - Kyle Coppinger, SK, by forfeit; 145 - Jeff Wells, B, p. Tom Heisler 3:05; 152 - Pat Kelly, SK, p. James Sawyers :58; 160 - Brent Chriswell, SK, p. Danny Fulton :28; 171 - Jeff Cink, SK, p. Dexter Dean 3:27; 189 - Jon Potts, SK, p. Wes Wilson 1:23; 215 - Steve Razey, SK, p. Raliegn Wilson, 3:39; 275 - Kyle Saltsgaver, SK, p. Colin Carter 1:49.

South Kitsap 58, Shelton 11

103 - Josiah Kipperberg, SK, p. James Zyski 2:39; 112 - Ty Barnhart, Sh, tf. Robbie Luder 17-2; 119 - Garrett Lyman, SK, def. Jeremy Knowlton 3-2; 125 - Jacob Coppinger, SK, d. Cody Barnhart 3-0; 130 - Brandon Kelly, SK, p. Kevin Former 2:55; 135 - Micah Kipperberg, SK, p. John Parnham 1:17; 140 - Kyle Coppinger, SK, p. Kyle Briggs 3:15; 145 - Craig Senter, SK, d. Eric Arbunasin 8-6; 152 - Pat Kelly, SK, md. Levi Roadman 8-0; 160 - Brent Chriswell, SK, p. Britton Hakola 1:14; 171 - Jeff Cink, SK, tf. Shane Brewer 15-0; 189 - Jon Potts, SK, p. Dale Spears 3:26; 215 - Steve Razey, SK, md. Nathan Kimbel 15-2; Zach Corbett, Sh, by forfeit.

South Kitsap 74, Port Angeles 6

103 - Josiah Kipperberg. SK, p. Angelo Toll 1:24; 112 - Robbie Lunder, SK, by forfeit; 119 - Garrett Lyman, SK, by forfeit; 125 - Jake Coppinger, SK, tf. Greg Tuttle 19-3; 130 - Brandon Kelly, SK p. Travis Doran 1:07; 135 - Micah Kipperberg, SK, d. Nick Haffner 8-5; 140 - Kyle Coppinger, SK, p. Nick Laurian 3:47; 145 - Craig Senter, SK, p. Stuart Brandewie 1:17; 152 - Pat Kelly, SK, p. Adam Macomber 5:41; 160 - Brent Chriswell, SK, p. Mark Van Rossen 3:18; 171 - Jeff Cink, SK, p. Arthur Napiontek 5:41; 189 - Jon Potts, SK, p. Kelly Pruss 3:22; 215 - Steve Razey, SK, p. Jacei Kennedy 1:47; 275 - Cory Looney, PA, p. Kyle Saltsgaver 1:32.

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