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Wolves send seven to Mat Classic
A few days before the Region III Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament, Brady Winslow and his father did a little on-line research and sneaked a few peaks at the brackets.
The South Kitsap senior liked what he saw.
We looked at it and knew that I had a pretty good shot at reaching the finals, Winslow said Saturday after doing just that. I just went out there and tried to be tough.
Winslow ended up taking second place in the 145-pound division and led a pack of seven Wolves who qualified for this weekends Mat Classic XVIII at the Tacoma Dome.
Those seven will begin their quests for state titles Friday morning.
Winslow joins Kurtis Fenton, Josiah Kipperberg, Jesse Barich, Dylan Watkins, Orry Perez and Brent Chriswell, while Javan Minor and Chris Hogan will serve as alternates.
Im extremely happy, South coach Chad Nass said. I thought the kids really rose up. The seniors wrestled great. Everyone that came here wrestled well and we got seven through, and thats a great number.
South ended up claiming third place as a team, scoring 178.5 points. Battle Ground won the regional with an even 200 points, while Heritage was a close second at 191.
Having already wrapped up a state berth before the final session of the tournament started, Winslow ended up finishing second, losing in the finals to Trevor Hall of Battle Ground.
Winslow said the draw in his bracket fell pretty much to his liking and the way he thought it might, making his first trip to the state tournament a sweet deal.
Especially after missing out his sophomore year by a single point.
It felt good to come back and actually make it this year, Winslow said. It was a big goal of mine.
Nass said he and the coaching staff have always known that Winslow had the talent to get to state, and watching him put it all together over the course of the weekend was something nice to see.
I told him he should buy me a lottery ticket, Nass said. Its not just luck. He is wrestling very well, but it seems like hes got it going right now.
Barich, Perez and Watkins will also be making their first trips to the state tournament. Barich took third at 140 pounds to qualify, while Watkins, having already wrapped up a spot, injury-defaulted in the consolation finals to place fourth.
Perez pinned Hudson Bays Anthony Martinez to grab third at 171.
What Im impressed with most out of Orry is Ive seen his level of intensity really start to pick up, Nass said. He wrestled a great tournament in a pretty competitive weight.
Im seeing an Orry who seems very focused, Nass continued. Im glad that he got in and Im extremely excited to see him wrestle this week because I think he can do something at the state tournament.
Chriswell and Kipperberg will be making return trips to the Mat Classic. Chriswell, the defending state champ at 171 pounds, breezed to the 189-pound title and has yet to lose a match this year, while Kipperberg took the title at 112 pounds.
Chriswells and Kipperbergs titles were not unexpected but there is still work left to be done.
Its not just getting into state but going out there and wrestling tough, Kipperberg said. Its nice knowing that Im in but my goal this year wasnt just going to state. I have other goals, too.
Kipperberg, who placed fourth last year at 103 pounds, defeated Joshua Garza of Mount Tahoma 14-10 while Chriswell pinned Olympics Laurice Gerig in 61 seconds for his title.
We were really physical over the two days, Nass said. Were taking a pretty tough group to state. All seven guys are capable of placing.
Region III Class 4A Regional
Held Feb. 10-11 at Mountain View High, Vancouver
Team scores Battle Ground 200, Heritage 191, South Kitsap 178.5, Evergreen 142.5, Olympia 91.5, Olympic 91.5, Mountain View 87.5, Capital 80, Henry Foss 70, Central Kitsap 70, Shelton 54, North Kitsap 45, Gig Harbor 43, Hudsons Bay 41, Bremerton 38, Skyview 32.5, Bellarmine 27, Prairie 20, Port Angeles 5, Mount Tahoma 4, Wilson 2.
Individual results (top four advance to state)
103 Jacob Garza (MV) d. Billy Richardson (B) by injury default. 112 Josiah Kipperberg (SK) d. Joshua Garza 14-10. (MT). 119 Anthony Hayes (BG) p. Steven Loos (H) 3:35. 125 Matt Lowry (E) d. Jeremy Knowlton (S) 8-4. 130 Shane Martin d. Matt Grimes 3-2. 135 Eric Starks (BG) vs. Peter Barnes (H). 140 Chessjuan Monk (E) d. Tyler Michaels (O). 145 Trevor Hall (BG). P. Brady Winslow (SK) 2:25. 152 Cory Dodge (E) d. Matt Crockett
(BG) 3-1 (OT). 160 Jake Farmer (H) d. Colby Lutz 5-0. 171 Andrew Buck (BG) d. Justin Schuele (E) 7-5. 189 Brent Chriswell (SK) p. Laurice Gerig (Olypc) 1:01. 215 Joseph Silverman (O) d. Cody Ryan (H) 8-3. 275 Kyle Stultz (H) d. Tyler Wooldridge (E) 8-2.
103 Kurtis Fenton (SK) d. Camie Yeik (Olypc) 5-1. 112 Corey Mason (CK) d. Jared Kilcup (H) injury default. 119 Brodie Fish (H) d. Nick Reeves (MV) 6-4. 125 Ryan Edwards (BG) d. Ben Delyeah (SK) 15-7. 130 Mike Polillo d. David Tillitt (SV) 7-3. 135 Jesse Chunn (GH) vs. Stephen Harvey (Cap) p. Jesse Chunn :49. 140 Jesse Barich (SK) d. John Shrader (F) 6-3. 145 JoJo Lancaster (CK) d. Corey Brown (F) 2-1 (OT). 152 Kyle Brown (F) p. Josh Hazlett (Cap) 4:34. 160 Robert Harvey (Cap) d. Dylan Watkins (SK) injury default. 171 Orry Perez (SK) p. Athony Martinez (HB) 2:05. 189 Donavan Cunningham (H) p. Eric Hedin (NK) 2:25. 215 Mike Biggs (GH) d.Tulu Kamatule (HB) 13-10. 275 Mikel Camus (Cap) d. Zach Corbett (Shel) 3-2 (2OT).
103 Jason Schuele (E) p. Robert Sibley (B) 2:29. 112 Jeremy Huffman (Olypc) p. Taylor Sering (BG) 2:15. 119 Ken Nelson (Olypc) d. Blake Eickmeyer (CK) 16-4. 125 Joe Flores (Olypc) d. David Bao (O) 1-0. 130 Javan Miner (SK) p. Chris Davenport (H) 3:19. 135 Tyler Crittenden (CK) d. Alex Cannon (S) 6-2. 140 Jake Trenda (BG) p. Juan Galvan (CK) 1:45. 145 Chris Hogan (SK) d. Doug McLees (O) 6-4. 152 Brady Stoddard (MV) p. Andrew Cunliffe (P) :49. 160 Kane Rable (E) d. Reggie Concepcion (F) 14-4. 171 Jacob Conner (MV) d. Eric McNeal (B) 5-1. 189 Jake Mabry (GH) p. David Loos (H) 2:01. 215 Ryan Johns (Cap) p. Nathan Kimbel (S) 3:15. 275 Kevi Reynolds (F) d. Travis Becker (BG) 5-1.