On the sidelines: The river wild
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tanner Baldwin and Roger Polanco went down to the Washougal River and brought home championship medals.
Polanco pinned Hockinson’s Nate Lazzaretto for the 132-pound title Saturday, at Washougal High School. Polanco also beat teammate Tony Maniscalco in the semifinals. Maniscalco finished in fourth place at 132 pounds.
Baldwin beat Skyview’s Cameron Hutchison 14-7 for the 152-pound title. Baldwin also pinned Wahuke’s Francisco Tapia and defeated Battle Ground’s Steven Evans 11-1 to get to the championship match.
Bailey Burke grabbed second place for the Panthers at 182 pounds. He pinned Battle Ground’s Jesse Valitalo and Ridgefield’s Lane Anderson before losing the championship match.
Washougal’s Jesse Reagan bounced back from a tough loss in the semifinals by beating Centralia’s Paul Ward and Wahluke’s Adrian Toscano for third place at 138 pounds.
Battle Ground won the Washougal River Rumble with 213.5 points. Centralia followed in second place (168), Skyview took third place (156.5), Mark Morris claimed fourth place (122) and Washougal finished in fifth place (108).
Read more about this wrestling tournament in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record.
See you on the sidelines.