A busy day on the mat yesterday for Mount Si, Cedarcrest wrestlers

Good Sunday morning. A lot to get to from the mat this morning to lead things off.

Mount Si High School’s wrestling team took seventh yesterday at the Ed Arima Duals down in Sumner, their first weekend tourmament of the season. The Wildcats went 1-3 in their duals, with their only win coming in the seventh-place match against Curtis from University Place. Here’s highlights. We’ll feature the full results for you on a separate post.

Mount Si falls to Oregon team: The Wildcats opened with Beaverton, OR’s, Westview, and the team from suburban Portland handed Mount Si a 58-23 defeat. Only four Wildcats took wins in the meet – Tryon Kaess (126), Sam Newell (113), Connor Knowles (160) and Benton Grisso (132). Grisson and Knowles won by pins over their Westview foes while Kaess rolled to a technical fall win over his foe. Newell won by forfeit.

Wildcats drop one to host Spartans: Sumner took the second round match 56-24 over Mount Si, with Knowles getting a win at 170 after posting the one at 160 in the opening match. Also winning for Mount Si were Kaess, Braedon Haynie (145) and Gabe Hernandez (182). Knowles in his win pinned Sumner’s Isaac Padilla, while Haynie needed just 15 seconds to take down his Spartan opponent, also by pin.

Mount Si falls in close one to Kent-Meridian: K-M eked out a 42-40 decision over the Wildcats in a pin-filled dual, with all except one match either ending in a forfeit or pin. Winners for Mount Si in this one were Kaess, Haynie, Newell, Knowles back at 160, Brody Belaire (152) Jaeden Durham (170) and Cullen Geahigan (138). Geahigan, Haynie and Belaire pinned their Royal opponents in a combined 93 seconds, while Knowles needed nearly five minutes to pin his.

Wildcats escape with win over Vikings: Newell pinned Feliciano Montotya of Curtis in the deciding match to give Mount Si a 32-27 result over the Pierce County team. Also winning for Mount Si were Kaess, Haynie, Durham, Knowles and Benton Grisso (132). Durham and Knowles switched weights for this one, with Durham dropping down to 160 and Knowles moving up to 170. Both ended up with major decision wins over their Curtis opponents.

JV’s fare well: A separate tournament was held for junior varsity wrestlers, with Mount Si doing relatively well. Weight class winners included Jacob Fenn (132), Kyan Zimmerman (150) and Emmet Crowder (154). The Wildcats took fourth in this meet.

Cedarcrest competes at White River Classic
The Red Wolves varsity and JV’s both had mid-pack finishes at the Buckley event yesterday which also opened their tournament schedule. CHS’ JV’s took 10th while the varsity took 11th.

The main varsity highlights came from Matt Weinert, who rolled into the finals at 195 lbs. with two pins and a major decision win, then gave Emerald Ridge’s Kaden Martin all he could handle in that title match before Martin escaped with an 8-6 win that gave Weinert the runner-up spot in the weight class. Two other Red Wolves, Evan Reid (138) and Rylan McPhee (220), also placed, with both finishing sixth in their weight classes.

JV’s highlights came at 220 lbs., where three Red Wolves competed in that weight class. And all of them competed against one another as well in the tournament. It happened in the loser out action, with Andrew Weiker pinned James Wilkes in one match, before Anthony Weiker took a 6-2 decision over Andrew Weiker in a second CHS vs. CHS conflict. The three finished a combined 3-6 with Anthony’s 2-2 record overall earning him sixth place.

Mount Si and CHS both return to league action this coming week.

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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