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Wolves dominate dual-meet event
For a school thats won a state record 123 straight dual wrestling matches, Saturdays 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
Its exciting and a lot of fun because youre 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. Souths 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 wed 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 youre going against a guy thats 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. Were kind of building up now, Nass said. Over the years weve 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.
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 160; 125 Michael Mangrum (AR) p. Rodger Nuttall 1:26; 130 Josh Lasick (AR) d. Javan Miner 120; 135 Mitchell Amidon (AR) p. Quincy Lyman 1:12; 140 Jessie Barich (SK) d. Eric Jones 61; 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.
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 51; 130 Shane Martin (O) d. Javan Miner 146; 135 Quincy Lyman (SK) p. Mike Bradburn 3:20; 140 Jesse Barich (SK) d. Tyler Michaelis 147; 145 Chris Hogan(SK) p. Ian Fischer 1:28; 152 Brady Winslow (SK) d. Nico Garcia 249; 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 76; 275 Mike Falette (O) d. Ryan Sparber 43.
South Kitsap 59, MarysvillePilchuck 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 110; 135 Quincy Lyman (SK) d. Jeremy Dormaier 90; 140 Jesse Barich (SK) d. Scott Fuller 80; 145 Chris Hogan (SK) d. Jesse Masten 62; 152 Nick Michel (MP) d. Brady Winslow 115; 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.
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.