STANWOOD— 132-pounder Kane Ayling, continuing to overcome injury, defeated Everett’s Mike Yadon 7-6 to pace Stanwood to a 57-21 victory to remain undefeated in the Wesco 3A North.
Ayling’s performance was grouped together by another great showing by the young Spartans’ squad.
“Ayling is a kid that is just growing from week-to-week,” said Stanwood head coach Ray Mather. “He’s fought through a hyderextended elbow (this season). But he plugged out a win, and I was extremely proud.”
Mather’s undefeated Spartans are a team that consists of five sophomores, three juniors and just four seniors.
“We’ve got four seniors that are leading by example,” said Mather. “We (as a team) have a good string of quality wrestlers that pushes each other everyday. I’m really proud of how we’ve progressed.”
Other highlights for the match included the Stanwood’s, West Weinert (113-pounds) pinning Orlando Villa in 1:18 to remain undefeated on the season. Seagulls’ 138-pounder Jessie Lopez — a state champion last year in the 132-pound division— defeated Nathaniel Zinkand by decision 9-3.
At Stanwood H.S.
106—Leah Klein (E) pinned Jasmine Burkett 5:13; 113—Wes Weinert (S) pinned Orlando Villa 1:18; 120—Jake Cole (S) pinned Anthony Dorado 1:55;
126—Jacob Scott (S) pinned Bryan Sanchez 4:29; 132—Kane Ayling (S) dec. Mike Yadon 7-6; 138—Jessie Lopez (E) dec. Nathaniel Zinkand (S) 9-3; 145—Tyler Saparto (E) pinned Tanner Peterson (S) 1:32; 152—Dalton Gilman (S) pinned Jasen Bergesen 2:28; 160—Zach Schut (S) pinned Christian Klumper 2:35; 170—Anthony Ortega (S) pinned Anthony Hawkins 3:00; 182—Keegan Noel (S) pinned Silvano Garcia 1:04; 195—Garrett Arrona (S) pinned Cash Hatem 2:48; 220—Andrew Johnson (E) pinned Nick Lewis 1:15; 285—Josh Smith (S) pinned Zach Finlayson :35.
Records—Everett 1-1 league, 5-1 overall. Stanwood 2-0, 9-0.