Lake Stevens wrestler runner-up at national tournament

Kiley Hubby was 1 of 3 area girls to earn All-America honors at Cadet/Junior nationals in Fargo.

Kiley Hubby, a rising senior at Lake Stevens High School, was the national freestyle runner-up at 152 pounds Wednesday in the Junior Women’s division at the 2019 Junior and Cadet National Championships at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota.

Hubby was one of three area girls to earn All-America honors during the tournament, which began July 12 and finished Friday.

Marysville Pilchuck rising freshman Alivia White placed third in the Cadet (16-and-under) Women’s division at 164 pounds, and Snohomish rising junior Alycia Pidgeon took fifth place at the same weight. The top eight wrestlers at each weight class are recognized as All-Americans.

Hubby, who also finished second in Fargo last season in the Cadet division, won four matches, including one by fall, before losing 4-2 to Pennsylvania’s Tiffani Baublitz in the championship bout.

Baublitz was ranked fourth nationally and Hubby sixth entering the tournament. Baublitz took a 4-0 lead a minute into the first of two three-minute periods in the bout, and fought Hubby off the rest of the way to earn the national crown.

White, competing in Fargo for the first time, won her first three bouts, two via pinfall, before losing 10-0 to Illinois’ Kennedy Blades in the semifinal round. Blades beat Hubby for the national title last season, and went on to defend her crown this year.

White rebounded to win a consolation bout by fall before pinning California’s Alyssa Arana to earn third place.

Pidgeon won her first bout by fall, but lost 12-0 to Arana in her second-round match. She bounced back to earn a pair of tight victories by decision in consecutive elimination matches before losing by fall in the consolation semifinals, dropping her into the fifth/sixth place match. Pidgeon pinned Kiersten O’Neill of Indiana to take home fifth place.

On the boys’ side, Lake Stevens rising freshman Jake Hubby — Kiley’s younger brother — went 3-2 in Cadet freestyle and 4-2 in Cadet Greco-Roman, both at 106 pounds.

Marysville Pilchuck rising senior Cayden White — Alivia’s older brother — went 3-2 in Junior freestyle and 2-2 in Junior Greco-Roman, both at 182 pounds.

Isaac Gust, who graduated from Lake Stevens in June, went 1-2 in Junior freestyle and reached the quarterfinals of the Junior Greco-Roman bracket at 182 before a comeback attempt fell short in a 7-6 decision against Josh LaBarbera of Illinois. Gust trailed 7-1 with 2:17 to go in the match before rallying to within a point.

In all, 15 area wrestlers (11 boys, four girls) competed during the week, and the tournament featured freestyle and Greco-Roman brackets for boys in both the Cadet and Junior divisions, and freestyle for girls in both divisions.

CADET (16U) FREESTYLE

106—Jake Hubby, Lake Stevens rising freshman: Won first round via bye, lost second round 12-1, won first consolation via bye, won second consolation 9-7, lost third consolation 10-6. (3-2)

106—Jonah Palabrica, Everett, rising junior: Won first round via bye, lost second round 10-0, lost second consolation 9-7 to Ethan Freund of Kelso. (1-2)

113—Dorian Tollenaar, Arlington, rising junior: Won first round 12-1, lost second round by fall, lost first consolation 8-6 to Jermiah Zuniga of Toppenish. (1-2)

120—Chaves Petronave, Everett, rising sophomore: Won first round via bye, lost second round 10-0. Lost first consolation 10-0. (1-2)

195—Matthew Weinert, Cedarcrest, rising junior: Won first round 3-2, lost second round 12-1 to eventual national champion Seth Shumate of Ohio. Lost first consolation 10-0. (1-2)

CADET (16U) GRECO-ROMAN

106—Jake Hubby, Lake Stevens, rising freshman: Won first round via bye, won second round 9-3, lost third round 11-0. Won first consolation 1-0, won second consolation 17-6, lost third consolation via fall. (4-2).

113—Dorian Tollenaar, Arlington, rising junior: Lost first round 11-4, won first consolation 18-5, lost second consolation 12-0 (1-2).

195—Matthew Weinert, Cedarcrest, rising junior: Won first round via bye, won second round 11-6, lost third round 4-2. Lost first consolation 10-0 (2-2).

CADET (16U) WOMEN (FREESTYLE)

164—Abbey Aney, Snohomish, rising sophomore: Won first round via bye, lost second round by fall. Won first consolation via bye, lost second consolation by fall (2-2).

164—Alycia Pidgeon, Snohomish, rising junior: Won first round by fall, lost second round 12-0. Won first consolation 4-0, won second consolation 7-6, won third consolation 8-6, lost by fall in consolation semis. Won fifth-place bout by fall over Kiersten O’Neill of Indiana (5-2).

164—Alivia White, Marysville Pilchuck, rising freshman: Won first round via bye, won second round by fall, won quarterfinal by fall, lost semifinal 10-0 to eventual national champion Kennedy Blades of Illinois. Won first consolation by fall, won third-place bout by fall over Alyssa Arana of California. (5-1).

JUNIOR (19U) FREESTYLE

113—Aiden Eberlein, Lake Stevens, rising junior: Lost first round 12-0, won first consolation via bye, lost second consolation 10-0 (1-2).

132—Austin Davis, Marysville Pilchuck, rising senior: Lost first round 12-2, lost first consolation 10-0. (0-2).

138—Elijah Schmitt, Lake Stevens, rising senior: Lost first round 10-0, lost first consolation 10-0 (0-2).

182Cayden White, Marysville Pilchuck, rising senior: Won first round via bye, lost second round 14-8. Won first consolation via bye, won second consolation 12-2, lost third consolation 11-0 (3-2).

182Isaac Gust, Lake Stevens, graduated senior: Lost first round 11-3, won first consolation via bye, lost second consolation 10-0 (1-2).

220—Jacob Vincent, Lake Stevens, rising senior: Lost first round by fall, won first consolation via bye, lost second consolation 9-6. (1-2).

JUNIOR (19U) GRECO-ROMAN

113—Aiden Eberlein, Lake Stevens, rising junior: Won first round 11-0, lost second round 5-0. Won first consolation via bye, lost second consolation 9-8. (2-2).

138—Elijah Schmitt, Lake Stevens, rising senior: Won first round via bye, lost second round via fall. Lost first consolation via fall (1-2).

182—Isaac Gust, Lake Stevens, graduated senior: Won first round 13-2, won second round 18-17, won third round via fall, lost quarterfinal 7-6, lost first consolation 12-5. (3-2).

182—Cayden White, Marysville Pilchuck, rising senior: Won first round via fall, won second round 10-0, lost third round 12-1, lost first consolation 11-0 (2-2).

220—Jacob Vincent, Lake Stevens, rising senior: Won first round via bye, won second round 11-0, lost third round via fall, lost first consolation 12-2 (2-2).

JUNIOR 19U WOMEN FREESTYLE

152—Kiley Hubby, Lake Stevens, rising senior: Won first round via bye, won second round via fall, won third round 11-0, won quarterfinal 9-0, won semifinal 9-2, lost final 4-2 to Tiffani Baublitz of Pennsylvania(5-1).

164—Alycia Pidgeon, Snohomish, rising junior: Won first round via fall, won second round via fall, lost 10-0 in quarterfinal, lost in first consolation 3-1. (2-2)

164—Abbey Aney, Snohomish, rising sophomore: Lost first round 10-0, won first consolation 16-7, lost second consolation via fall. (1-2)

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