Local wrestlers medal at Gorge

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Four finalists and two champions led the Washougal High School wrestling team to fourth place, and five medalists pushed Camas to sixth place, at the Gorge Invitational Saturday, in Stevenson.

Two Panthers had a friendly tangle for the 160-pound championship. Brendan Casey beat John Barette 10-6 for first place, and Barrette settled for second place.

Chism King captured a second championship for Washougal. He pinned Gabe Norwood of Hudson’s Bay in the 112-pound finals in 2 minutes, 51 seconds. Cory Wicklander clinched second at 119 pounds, which is one of his highest finishes of the year.

Washougal senior Robert Melton pinned Evan Miller of Camas for third place at 171 pounds. Zac Schepp finished third for the Panthers at 145 pounds, Michael Huck claimed fourth at 140 pounds and Peter Quinanola notched fourth at 119 pounds.

Camas freshman Adam Weiss edged Nathan Bell of White Salmon 5-4 for third place at 125 pounds. Senior Lucas Nicacio defeated Prairie’s Mario Gonzalez 9-5 for third place at 130 pounds. Phillip Barlas placed fourth at 152 pounds, and Miller earned fourth at 171 pounds.

The Papermakers topped Hudson’s Bay 39-30 Wednesday, at Camas High School. The Eagles had finished third at the Clark County tournament.

Camas victories went to Tye Lommason, Marcus Hartman, Safford, Tyler Weiss, Barlas, Vince Huber and P.J. Badertscher.