Wrestlers excel at tournaments
County championship weekend arrives for Camas and Washougal
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
This will be an exciting week for the Camas and Washougal high school wrestling teams.
The Panthers and Papermakers are competing in the Clark County Championships Friday and Saturday, at Mountain View High School, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive in Vancouver.
The Washougal boys wrestling team captured first place against eight other schools Saturday, at the Grandview Invitational.
Ulrich Reyes and Roger Polanco earned championship medals for the Panthers.
Garrett Duey and Andrew Bejan grabbed second place. Zach Oster, Jesse Reagan, Bailey Burk and Jesse Brown took third place, and Mason Locke finished in fourth place.
Washougal racked up 136 points to win the tournament. Hanford followed with 115 points, Lindbergh had 114 points and West Valley earned 102 points.
The Camas boys wrestling team clinched third place at the Bearcat Invitational Saturday, at W.F. West High School in Chehalis.
Camas junior Bryant Elliott beat W.F. West’s Brandon Davis 13-7 for the 132-pound championship.
Elliott also pinned R.A. Long’s Richard Clark and defeated Gage Keesee, of Black Hills, 16-10.
Camas junior Talon Edmiston edged Ridgefield’s Jordan Baur 8-7 for the 195-pound championship.
Edmiston also beat White River’s Erik Ball 9-1 and Tillamook’s Raphael Gomer 8-5.
Camas senior Noah Shannon reached the 160-pound championship, where he lost to W.F. West’s Zach Braun. Shannon pinned W.F. West’s Gabe McNutt and Olympic’s Ethan Szathamary.
Tye Lommasson and Dominic Delgado reached third- and fourth-place mataches for the Papermakers. Max Grimes and Troy Hanson got to the fifth- and sixth-place matches.
Camas defeated Evergreen 47-26 in a league match Thursday, at Camas High School.
Grimes, Delgado, Elliott, Tyler Slaven, Lommasson, Shannon, Hansen and Edmiston won their matches for the Papermakers.
The Washougal girls wrestling team notched ninth place at the Kelso Invitational Saturday.
Yaneli Martinez (100 pounds) and Erin Locke (137 pounds) earned fourth-place medals for the Panthers. Abby Lees finished in fifth place at 155 pounds.
The Washougal girls brought home several medals from a Jan. 4 tournament at Lakes High School, in Tacoma.
Martinez (100 pounds), Morgan Ratcliff (130), Locke (137-A), Christina Murray (137-B) and Lees (155) were crowned champions. Bailee Wright (124) and Mialisa Oster (130) also won multiple matches for the Panthers.