Papermakers claim third at Pac Coast

Malychewski and Ingram secure second place

Two Papermakers tore into the finals of the Pacific Coast Championships Dec. 29 and 30, at Mountain View High School.

Dylan Ingram defeated Jefferson’s Alexzander Vance and Selah’s Amadeo Pimentel in the first two rounds of the 220-pound bracket. The next day, the Camas High School senior beat Graham-Kapowsin’s Chris Sparks 9-0 in the quarterfinals and West Linn’s Connor Maloney 6-2 in the semifinals. Cam Ewry, of Clackamas, clipped Ingram 4-2 in the championship match.

Sam Malychewski beat Squalicum’s Cody Ogle and Woodinville’s Braulio Arroyo in the first two rounds of the 182 bracket. The next day, the CHS junior pinned Evergreen’s Jedidiah Shaver in the quarterfinals and defeated North Salem’s Jorge Ochoa 8-0 in the semifinals. Skyview’s Jackson McKinney edged Malychewski 5-4 in the title match.

The Camas wrestling team earned 158 points to finish in third place. Union won the Pacific Coast championship with 203 points. South Kitsap took second place with 198.5 points.

Michael Strickland won five consolation matches in a row to finish in fourth place for the Papermakers at 126. He beat Ferndale’s Josh Coballes 7-2, Westview’s John Lord Donayre 5-1, Lake Stevens’ Clayton Brush 3-2, Heritage’s Draven Burton by pin, and Peninsula’s Michael Campigotto 3-0.

Tanner Craig reached the semifinals for Camas, before losing to 126 champion Clayton Gilliam, of North Central. Craig beat Campigotto 1-0 for fifth place.

Tanner Howington took fourth place for Camas at 195. He pinned Canby’s Michael Clark, beat teammate Luke Pipkin 5-3 and defeated Peninsula’s Roger Kaffer 4-1.

After winning two loser-out matches, Pipkin beat Evergreen’s Connor Ball 6-5 for seventh place at 195.

Jack Latimer reached the semifinals for the Papermakers, before losing to 120 champion Nick Capetillo, of Westview. Latimer pinned Olympic’s Shane Santos for fifth place.

Camas enters the Bearcat Invitational Saturday, in Chehalis.

Camas and Union collide Tuesday, at Union High School.