Wolves dominate dual-meet event

For a school that’s won a state record 123 straight dual wrestling matches, Saturday’s Olympic Dream Duals format was a perfect fit for South Kitsap.

And fittingly, the Wolves won the tournament.

Scoring a meet-high 25 pins, the Wolves raced through the 16-team, dual-meet format to claim their first tournament title of the young season, knocking off Auburn-Riverside 46-27 in the championship round

“It’s exciting and a lot of fun because you’re there as a team,” South coach Chad Nass said. “You get to some of those tournaments and you get so broken up (as a team). It was a lot of fun and real exciting for the kids.”

So much so, every one of the Wolves who wrestled a match won at least once by pin, which scores the highest number of points in the dual meet format. South’s 25 pins earned the team another trophy.

South senior Brent Chriswell won all for of his 189-pound matches by pin, while Kurtis Fenton, Josiah Kipperberg, Jesse Barich, Chris Hogan, Dylan Watkins and Orry Perez each won all four of their matches.

“Our seniors did just an amazing job,” Nass said. “We always like to win by pin, and our expectations are always really high.

“I was really pleased with the kids and their pinning,” Nass said. “It was something that we’d really stressed during the week. We worked on a lot of pinning holds and stuff like that, so to see them go out and get a lot pins is real exciting.”

The Wolves began the day with an near-perfect opening, downing Prairie 72-3, including 10 wins by pins. South followed that up with a 59-13 win over Marysville-Pilchuck and a 56-13 win over Olympia.

Nass said the biggest things teams want to accomplish in wrestling in dual meets is to score as many points as possible while allowing as few as possible. And his team did just that.

“The kids’ mentality is a little bit different when they get into these kinds of matches,” Nass said. “When you get into a team tournament like this, if you get an opportunity to pin a guy, you want to hurry up and pin him and get off the mat. And if you’re going against a guy that’s taking it to you, you want to do your best not to get pinned.”

Nass added that the different format is a nice variety at this point in the season. South used to participate in a team dual in Highline years ago but getting back into that format was a nice change.

South began the year at the Auburn Invitational, where each weight class has an eight-man bracket. This coming weekend, the Wolves will enter a tournament that has 16-man brackets and will move up to a 32-man bracket in a tournament over the Christman break. “We’re kind of building up now,” Nass said. “Over the years we’ve been a better dual team than tournament team.”

South has not lost a Narrows League dual match since 1992.

The Wolves had their home opener late Tuesday night by playing host to Central Kitsap in a Narrows League Bridge Division dual meet.

South heads to Sedro-Wooley Saturday for the Skagit Valley Invitational.

South will wrestle in the Pacific Coast Invitational in Battleground on Dec. 29-30.

Championship match

South Kitsap 46, Auburn Riverside 27

103 — Kurtis Fenton (SK) won by forfeit; 112 — Josiah Kipperberg (SK) p. Michael Turner 2:41; 119 — Chris Mangrum (AR) d. Kyle Bamonte 16—0; 125 — Michael Mangrum (AR) p. Rodger Nuttall 1:26; 130 — Josh Lasick (AR) d. Javan Miner 12—0; 135 — Mitchell Amidon (AR) p. Quincy Lyman 1:12; 140 — Jessie Barich (SK) d. Eric Jones 6—1; 145 — Chris Hogan (SK) d. Brent Jones; 152 — Brady Winslow (SK) p. Douglas Frerichs 1:13; 160 — Dylan Watkins (SK) p. Daniel Finn 3:11; 171 — Orry Perez (SK) won by forfeit; 189 — Brent Chriswell (SK) p. Kyle Jones :27; 215 — Lucas Warren (AR) p. Matt Foxworthy 3:06; 275 — Ryan Sparber (SK) d. Jacb McMurdo 7-6.

Semifinal round

South Kitsap 56, Olympia 13

103 — Kurtis Fenton (SK) p. Chris Davis 1:09; 112 — Josiah Kipperberg (SK) won by forfeit; 119 — Kyle Bamonte (SK) p. Cody Chapman 1:50; 125 — David Bao (O) d. Rodger Nuttall 5—1; 130 — Shane Martin (O) d. Javan Miner 14—6; 135 — Quincy Lyman (SK) p. Mike Bradburn 3:20; 140 — Jesse Barich (SK) d. Tyler Michaelis 14—7; 145 — Chris Hogan(SK) p. Ian Fischer 1:28; 152 — Brady Winslow (SK) d. Nico Garcia 24—9; 160 — Dylan Watkins (SK) p. Steven Julian :55; 171 — Orry Perez (SK) p. Tyler Jenkins 1:30 189 — Brent Chriswell (SK) p. Joseph Silverman 3:15; 215 — Anton Shomore (O) d. Matt Foxworthy 7—6; 275 — Mike Falette (O) d. Ryan Sparber 4—3.

Quarterfinal round

South Kitsap 59, Marysville—Pilchuck 13

103 — Kurtis Fenton (SK) p. Trang Dinh :43; 112 — Josiah Kipperberg (SK) p. Kevin Mangat 1:44; 119 — Richard Templeman (MP) p. Kyle Bamonte 1:55; 125 — Rodger Nuttall (SK) won by injury default over George King; 130 — Kenny Kubec (MP) d. Javan Miner 11—0; 135 — Quincy Lyman (SK) d. Jeremy Dormaier 9—0; 140 — Jesse Barich (SK) d. Scott Fuller 8—0; 145 — Chris Hogan (SK) d. Jesse Masten 6—2; 152 — Nick Michel (MP) d. Brady Winslow 11—5; 160 — Dylan Watkins (SK) p. Michael Stone 3:30; 171 — Orry Perez (SK) p. Tyler Owens 2:50; 189 — Brent Chriswell (SK) p. Mike Doner 1:08; 215 — Matt Foxworthy (SK) p. Jason Wilden 1:23; 275 — Ryan Sparber (SK) p. C.C. Long 1:43.

First Round

South Kitsap 72, Prairie 3

103 — Kurtis Fenton (SK) p. Marty Hanson :25; 112 — Josiah Kipperberg (SK) p. Derek Hinzmann :24; 119 — Shayne Hoyt (P) d. Kyle Bamonte 8-4; 125 — Rodger Nuttall (SK) d. Ryan Cage 2-8; 130 — Javan Miner (SK) p. Daniel Jones 2:45; 135 — Quincy Lyman (SK) p. Brett Hoyt 1:07; 140 — Jesse Barich (SK) d. Kevin Anderson 11-0; 145 — Chris Hogan(SK) d. Max Mencke 7-2; 152 — Brady Winslow (SK) p. Andrew Cunliffe 5:54; 160 — Dylan Watkins (SK) p. John Cunliffe 3:31; 171 — Orry Perez (SK) p. Maxwell Haseleu 2:45; 189 — Brent Chriswell (SK) p. Conrad Alt 1:24; 215 — Matt Foxworthy (SK) p. Cody Beebe 1:22; 275 — Ryan Sparber (SK) p. Jared Rabitoy :44.

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