Mount Si wrestling hits the mat in two weekend tournaments

It was a busy weekend on the wrestling mat, too, for Mount Si High School’s wrestling team, as the Wildcats split up for a pair of meets. Their three top competitors – Mark Marum (106 lbs.), Tryon Kaess (113) and Spencer Marenco (160) competed at the Gut Check Invitational in Bremerton, while Braedon Haynie (126) and Brody Belaire led a small contingent of Wildcats competing at the Everett Classic.

Mount Si High School wrestler Mark Marum (center) pins Ridgefield’s Bracen Nash (also center, but below Marum) to win the 106 lb. title at the recent Hammerhead Invitational tournament. Marum was one of three Mount Si wrestlers to compete at this past weekend’s Gut Check Invitational.(Photo courtesy Tony Schlotfeldt/Mount Si Wrestling)

Wildcat trio reps well at Gut Check
Mount Si’s best in Marum, Kaess and Marenco competed against some strong competition at the Gut Check, with all having mixed results and not placing in their respective weight brackets.

Marum opened his tournament with a win over South Kitsap’s Peyton Motter. The Wildcat athlete almost pinned the West Sound foe, and took a 5-3 lead after one period, then after another near-pin of Motter, Marum finished out a 12-6 decision win that moved him into a round of 16 test with Bethel’s Donnie Krissak. Things, however, did not go as well this time as Marum fell to the Pierce County opponent 9-4. In consolation action, he rolled to a 16-3 major decision win over Zane Helfer from Hermiston, OR, before being knocked out of the tournament with a close 3-2 decision loss to Israel Gonzalez of Heritage down in Clark County.

Kaess opened strong with a pair of takedowns that headlined a 4-1 win over Chiawana (Tri-Cities)’s Nate Motelongo, but the Mount Si athlete ran into a tough challenge with Deer Park’s Nathan Gregory in the round of 16. Gregory recorded both a takedown and near-pin in the second period, and the Spokane County competitor used those to hand Kaess a 10-2 major decision loss. Kaess then was eliminated after being pinned by Forks’ Andres Santos-Delacruz in the consolation round.

Marenco was pinned by Mikael Fallor from Southridge in the Tri-Cities in his opener, knocking the Wildcat senior into the consolation round, and he then went to work, with a pair of wins – first a pin of Prosser’s Kord Tuttle then a 9-0 shutout of Jonas Adeogba of South Kitsap. Marenco then pinned Taylor Ivy of Monroe to move closer to placing, but then suffered a 13-5 major decision loss to Patrick Workman – no relation to your editor – from Richland in which Workman came close three times to pinning Mount Si’s senior leader. That loss eliminated Marenco from the event.

The Wildcats finished 51st as a team in the event with 17 points, and Toppenish won the team title.

Haynie, Belaire lead Mount Si at Everett
Haynie and Belaire both finished in a tie for fifth in their weight classes to lead the Wildcats to a solid 14th-place finish at the Everett High School-hosted Classic, with 45 points. Steliacoom was the team champion. Jaeden Durham-Delvalle (145) also finished in a tie for fifth in his weight class.

Haynie rebounded from a quarterfinal loss to Will Slaton of Liberty by winning a pair of loser-out matches before falling in the consolation semis to Dan Ramirez of Everett. Belaire fell in the opening round of action to Sumner’s Blake Vandenberg, but like his Mount Si teammate Haynie, took a pair of loser-out matches to advance to the consolation semis where he faced Kingco 4A rival Ellis Losey of Issaquah. The Eagle athlete rolled to a 9-2 victory knocking Belaire out of the tournament. Durham-Delvalle also fell in his opening match – after being pinned by Steilacoom’s Zac Rowe – but took three loser-out matches to make it to the consolation semis, where he fell in a close one to Lynden’s Levi Oostra.

Three other Mount Si competitiors – Connor Knowles (152), Luke Harper (160) and Sage Phelps (170) – also participated, but none of them placed. Full results after the break for all six Wildcats in the Everett event.

Mount Si will next be in action Thursday, January 17 with a double-dual against North Creek and Woodinville on the road at North Creek High School in Bothell.

Results after the jump:

Everett Classic
Mount Si 14th, 45 points (Steilacoom wins, 181)
MSHS results

106-No entrants

113-No entrants

120-No entrants

126-Braedon Haynie
Rd1-Def. J.D. Kaylor, Sumner, pin
Qtr-Fell to Will Slaton, Liberty, dec, 5-4
L/O1-Def. Matt Lopez, Woodinville, dec, 6-4
L/O2-Def. Kyle Earl, Lake Washington, forfeit
L/O3-Fell to Dan Ramirez, Everett, dec, 9-2
Haynie 3-2, t-5th

132-No entrants

138-Brody Belaire
Rd1-Fell to Blake Vandenberg, Sumner, dec, 3-2
L/O1-Bye
L/O2-Def. Nic Gumm, Liberty, dec, 3-0
L/O3-Def. Callum McAllister, Sehome (Bellingham), pin,
L/O4-Fell to Ellis Losey, Issaquah, dec, 9-2
Belaire 2-2, t-5th

145-Jaeden Durham-Delvalle
Rd1-Fell to Zac Rowe, Steliacoom, pin
L/O1-Def. Ethan West, Lake Stevens, pin
L/O2-Def. Ryan T.D. Nelson, Vashon, injury default
L/O3-Def. Jahee Nelson, Mariner (Everett), dec, 8-2
L/O4-Fell to Levi Oostra, Lynden, dec, 5-4
Durham-Delvalle 3-2, t-5th

152-Connor Knowles
Rd1-Fell to R.J. Fry, Mariner, pin
L/O1-Def. Adam Murray, Arlington, maj dec, 14-0
L/O2-Fell to Ethan Deming, Blaine, dec, 6-2
Knowles 1-2, did not place

160-Luke Harper
Rd1-Def. Darayl Taylor, Mount Vernon, pin
Qtr-Fell to Cal Saper, Issaquah, pin
L/O1-Def. Emory Levine, Ferndale, pin
L/O2-Fell to Bodie Human, Lynden, pin
Harper 2-2, did not place

170-Sage Phelps
Rd1-Def. Rylan Polkinghorn, Arlington, pin
Qtr-Fell to Dan Eriksson, Cascade (Everett), dec, 8-5
L/O1- Fell to Nolan Downs, Woodinville, dec, 8-7
Phelps 1-2, did not place

182-No entrants

195-No entrants

220-No entrants

285-No entrants

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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