Wildcat wrestlers on roll headed into postseason, with two more dual meet wins, 1-28-12

Mount Si’s wrestling team scored a pair of wins Saturday to put themselves in good shape heading into the postseason.

The Wildcats scored victories over Liberty and Sammamish at Bellevue High School to end the regular league season at 6-1 in dual meets; their only loss came to Mercer Island last Thursday.

Wildcat coach Tony Schlotfeldt was pleased. “The kids wrestled tough,” Schlotfeldt said.

Mount Si dominates Patriots
The Wildcats scored a 54-21 win over Liberty. Several of the match victories were by forfeits, but in the contested matches, there were some excellent showings by Mount Si. Ryley Absher (120), Aaron Peterson (135), A.J. Brevick (160) and Nate Whited (220) all won their contests for the Wildcats with pins of their Patriot foes, and both Tim Corrie (182) and Tanner Stahl (126) took matches by decision. Corrie’s match proved to be the best one of the day, as he outlasted his Liberty opponent, Noel Brandon, in a 5-3 nail-biter. Stahl won his match 9-5 over Patriot Zach Toombs.

The day did not go as well for Adam Taylor (132), Justin Edens (138), Cole Palmer (170) or Tye Rodne (152), as all of those Wildcats fell in their matches, with all except Rodne falling by pin.

Wildcats nearly blank Sammamish
If it weren’t for a forfeit at 113, Mount Si would have swept all the matches against the Totems, but the Wildcats still scored a 72-6 blowout of Sammamish in the nightcap of the double-header. Only six of the 14 scheduled matches were held, with the rest being awarded to teams on forfeits. Of those six contests, Corrie again had the feature match of the meet, winning an even closer 3-2 barnburner in his 182 lb. contest against Totem Max Hummer. Absher, Edens, Brevick and Mitch Rorem (220) won their matches by pin, with Rodne bouncing back from his loss against Liberty to beat Sammamish’s Kyle Kasner in a 9-3 decision.

As for top Wildcat wrestler Josh Mitchell (285), he essentially got the day off, as he won both of his matches by forfeit.

Mount Si’s next action is this weekend in the Kingco tournament at Liberty High School. Schlotfeldt is looking for toughness from his team. “We’re just really preaching intensity and having a tough attitude,” Schlotfeldt said, adding his team is ready. “I think everybody’s going to be healthy and ready to go,” he said.

That meet starts at 10am at Liberty.

Box scores after the jump.

Mt Si (MTSI) 72.0 Sammamish (SAMM) 6.0
106 Eli Clure, MTSI, forf. 113 Rathtana Duong, SAMM, forf. 120 Ryley Absher, MTSI, pinned Luis Leyva, SAMM, 1:36 126 Tanner Stahl, MTSI, forf. 132 Adam Taylor, MTSI, forf. 138 Justin Edens, MTSI, pinned Michael Tate, SAMM, 1:09 145 Aaron Peterson, MTSI, forf. 152 Tye Rodne, MTSI, dec. Kyle Kasner, SAMM, 9-3 160 AJ Brevick, MTSI, pinned Junior Benitez, SAMM, 5:49 170 Cole Palmer, MTSI, forf. 182 Timothy Corrie, MTSI, dec. Max Hummer, SAMM, 3-2 195 Mitch Rorem, MTSI, pinned James Tate, SAMM, 4:46 220 Nate Whited, MTSI, forf. 285 Joshua Mitchell, MTSI, forf.

Mt Si (MTSI) 54.0 Liberty (Issaquah) (LIIS) 21.0
106 Eli Clure, MTSI, forf. 113 Gunnar Harrison, MTSI, forf. 120 Ryley Absher, MTSI, pinned Michael Shaw, LIIS, 2:46 126 Tanner Stahl, MTSI, dec. Zach Toombs, LIIS, 9-5 132 Nate Sjoholm, LIIS, pinned Adam Taylor, MTSI, 5:17 138 Conner Small, LIIS, pinned Justin Edens, MTSI, 5:36 145 Aaron Peterson, MTSI, pinned Jimmy Andrus, LIIS, 4:50 152 Shane Small, LIIS, dec. Tye Rodne, MTSI, 8-4 160 AJ Brevick, MTSI, pinned Quinn Magendanz, LIIS, 3:06 170 Jacob Tierney, LIIS, pinned Cole Palmer, MTSI, 5:26 182 Timothy Corrie, MTSI, dec. Noel Brandon, LIIS, 5-3 195 Mitch Rorem, MTSI, forf. 220 Nate Whited, MTSI, pinned Luke Oman, LIIS, 3:48 285 Joshua Mitchell, MTSI, forf.

Rhett Workman

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