Draw system sparks Snohomish wrestlers

Herald Staff

EDMONDS – Snohomish wrestler Ryan Burke made the most of a rule change in prep wrestling to boost the Panthers to a 45-33 non-conference win over Edmonds-Woodway.

Starting with the current season, the order of competition in dual meets will be determined by a draw before the meet. The meet starts with the drawn weight class and progresses in order from that point.

In Thursday’s season opener for both teams, fate pushed Burke’s 189-pound match to the front of the line. Burke scored a takedown in the closing seconds of his match to pick up a dramatic 7-6 win, giving the Panthers an emotional boost. Wins by the next two Snohomish wrestlers allowed the Panthers to survive a Warrior onslaught that saw the next five Panthers lose by falls.

Snohomish coach Mark Perry prepared his team well for the change.

“We have used this system voluntarily for the past few seasons at a few matches,” said the 19-year coach. “It changes strategy. The heavyweights now have the pressure lifted from them.”

Perry felt good about the overall performance of his squad.

“I am pleased. We were aggressive, even in matches where the kids were outclassed by Edmonds,” he said.

Marysville-Pilchuck 40, Ferndale 29: M-P’s Peter Swardz moved up to the 215-pound weight class despite his 178-pound frame and pinned a larger Billy Metteba at the 4:48 mark.

103– Harris (M-P) won by forfeit; 112– Hanks (M-P) won by forfeit; 119– Ashmore (Fern) won by disqualification; 125– Chambers (Fern) dec. Botelho 16-4; 130– Zerfing (M-P) dec. Hoffman 11-2; 135– Mungarro (Fern) dec. Lucey 9-1; 140– Brocker (Fern) pinned Orr, 5:26; 145– Dormaier (M-P) dec. K. Vanderlinden, 7-2; 152– T. Thompson (M-P) dec. Sparks, 13-6; 160– T. Vanderlinden (Fern) dec. Jones 5-1; 171– Day (M-P) pinned Stevens, 2:27; 189– Slevin (Fern) pinned Lockett, 0:53; 215– Swardz (M-P) pinned Metteba, 4:48; 275– Olesen (M-P) pinned Montoya, 1:35. Records– Marysville-Pilchuck 1-0 overall. Ferndale 0-1.

Oak Harbor 65, Bellingham 5: Seniors Brent Thompson at 152 and John Garcia at 119 each earned first-round pins as Oak Harbor cruised to a 60-point season-opening victory. Oak Harbor, which won its first five matches, starting at 140 pounds, recorded seven total pins.

103– Magana (OH) pinned Sherman, 1:55; 112– Lang (OH) def Woodruff 8-4. 119– Garcia (OH) pinned Woodruff, 1:31; 125– Wichers (OH) dec. Oswald 8-4; 130– Pruss (OH) pinned Bosch, 0:21; 135-Nicolas (OH) dec. Lawson 18-4; 140– Comicho (OH) dec. Spees 16-3; 145– Taflinger (OH) pinned Jenkins, 0:59; 152– Thompson (OH) pinned Beven, 0:55; 160– Popp (OH) pinned Desranleau, 0:55; 171– O’Brien (OH) won by forfeit; 189– Vlahos (B) dec. Ward 11-4; 215– Whiteman (OH) dec. Mallahan 14-3; 275– Hogan (OH) pinned Perez. Records– Oak Harbor 0-0 in league, 1-0 overall. Bellingham 0-0, 0-1.

Arlington 39, Anacortes 38: Arlington’s Jimmy Jayne pinned Dan Winke in 33 seconds at the 135-pound weight class in the non-conference match.

103-Metz (Anacortes) pinned Goheen, 1:37; 112-McKinnon (Anacortes) pinned Woodard, 1:40; 119-Tschudy (Arlington) pinned Tarleton, 1:00; 125-Tobey (Anacortes) dec. Lundberg, 7-3; 130-Gudde (Arlington) pinned P. Winke, 3:54; 135-Jayne (Arlington) pinned D. Winke, :33; 140-Kirkpatrick (Anacortes) technical fall Sosa; 145-Thorne (Anacortes) pinned Yzaguirre, 2:29; 152-King (Arlington) dec. Estvold, 14-11; 160-Girars (Arlington) pinnned Backman, 1:47; 171-Ritter (Arlington) won by forfeit; 189-Frank (Arlington) pinned Allen, 1:40; 215-Ricks (Anacortes) pinned Graham, 1:24; 275-Sommer (Anacortes) pinned Klasse, score. Records-Arlington 1-0 overall. Anacortes 0-1.

Mountlake Terrace 49, Monroe 21: Mountlake Terrace’s Joe Kim defeated Chris Johnson 8-5 in a 145-pound match to propel the Hawks to the Wesco victory.

171– Grey (MT) dec. Aneckia 13-5; 189– Lin (MT) pinned Hopkins, 0:13; 215– Romero (MT) pinned Stein, 1:46; 275– Olsen (MT) dec. Schumpert 16-4; 103– Gentry (MT) won by forfeit; 112– McVay (MT) fall Twedt, 16-0; 119– Shepared (M) pinned Stevenson, 1:00; 125– Crepps (M) won by forfeit; 130– Clancey (M) won by forfeit; 135– Studley (M) dec. Spadola 9-3; 140– Comeau (MT) dec. Ward 12-6; 145– Kim (MT) dec. Johnson 8-5; 152– Hasegawa (MT) pinned Vasquez, 1:54; 160– Garton (MT) pinned Currie, 1:54. Records– Mountlake Terrace 1-0 overall. Monroe 0-1.

Stanwood 52, Everett 15: In a key match at 125 pounds, Riley Cornett of Stanwood broke a 5-5 tie when he pinned Zach Ordona in overtime as Stanwood won the season opener for both teams. Everett’s Jordan Woods was ahead 6-2 in the heavyweight class when he was pinned by Steve Redmond.

103– Barnes (S) fall Swankosky, 4:40; 112-Brown (S) dec. Hill, 7-4; 119– Wilmaser (S) dec. T. Irwin, 7-3; 125– Cornett (S) fall Ordona, 4:40; 130-Smith (S) dec. M. Irwin, 8-3; 135- Kane (E) fall Scott, 3:10; 140– Sheppard (E) won by forfeit; 145– Rogers (S) fall Daoust, 1:10; 152– Webb (S) fall Bernhardt, 2:25; 160– Bagley (E) dec. Folson, 4-2; 171– Jones (S) dec. Waddell, 14-11; 189– Seymour (S) fall Contreras, 0:43; 215– Bear (S) dec. Turner, 15-1. ; 275- Redmond (S) fall Woods, 3:15. Records– Everett 0-1, Stanwood 1-0.

Granite Falls 46, Cedarcrest 25: Tezra Hardy scored a team-high 11 points and had six steals in Granite Falls’ season opener. Denise Wilbur added seven points for Granite Falls, which surrendered just one field goal in the second quarter.







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Cedarcrest– Westermann 3, Neilson 11, Williams 2, Salz 4, Dern 2, McCoy 3. GF– VonStubbe 6, Goss 8, Hardy 11, Wilbur 9, Wright 7, Kirchgessner 5. 3-point goals– Neilson, McCoy. JV score– Granite Falls 35, Cedarcrest 34. Records– GF 0-0 in league, 1-0 overall. Cedarcrest 0-0, 2-0.

Cascade 98, Mariner 78: Chris Fitzgerald won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:20.28 and swam on two winning relay teams as Cascade defeated Mariner. Cascade also went on to beat Sedro-Woolley 121-50 and Burlington-Edison 130-36 while remaining undefeated. Joel Holyan won the 100 freestyle in both of Mariner’s victories over Sedro-Woolley (119-49) and Burlington-Edison (110-61). Mariner improved to 2-1.

200 medley relay– Cascade (Campbell, Fitzgerald, Seskens, Engebretsen) 2:04.06; 200 freestyle– Remick (Mar) 2:24.06; 200 individual medley– Slattum (Cas) 2:34.44; 50 freestyle– Holyan (Mar) 26.30; Diving– Burkley (Cas) 160.3; 100 butterfly– Martin (Mar) 1:18.53; 100 freestyle– Holyan (Mar) 1:00.75; 500 freestyle– Remick (Mar) 6:39.35; 200 freestyle relay– Cascade (Engebretsen, Feskens, Christianson, Fitzgerald) 1:50.01; 100 backstroke– Bland (Mar) 1:25.43; 100 breaststroke– Fitzgerald (Cas) 1:20.28; 400 freestyle relay– Mariner (Remick, Holyan, Martin, Bonner) 4:21.57. Records– Mariner 0-0 league, 2-1 overall; Cascade 0-0, 3-0 overall.

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