BELFAIR — Bremerton’s wrestlers put up a strong showing at this past weekend’s North Mason Classic as it rode four first-place finishes to the overall team title.
The Knights finished with 154 points, 21 points ahead of Aberdeen and 25 points ahead of the host Bulldogs.
Freshman Thor Michaelson turned in another dominant performance, which he capped with a 24-7 technical fall against Patrick Hunt of Aberdeen in the 145-pound finals. Michael Murray won the 152-pound weight class by pinning Christian Lucas of Lindbergh. Josiah Sorenson was the top finisher in 160 after beating Devon Sanberg of Lindbergh via pin and Logan Nickels beat Port Angeles’s Scott Hedin by fall in the 120 finals to take the title.
North Kitsap finish seventh as a team and had champions in the Hammou brothers Nouh and Sofian at 195 and 220 respectively. Nouh pinned Kyle Caldwell of Port Townsend in 31 seconds in the final and Sofian beat Leslie Worthey of Port Angeles by fall in 1:28. Robert Gomez took second at 132, losing a 5-3 decision to Domingo Pedro-Gaspar of North Mason. Jassiah Smith also picked up a second-place finish, reaching the 170 finals before losing to Seth Brown of Aberdeen.
Klahowya finished eighth overall behind a strong performance from Kelton Gagnon, who finished second at 113.
In the Hawkins Memorial Tournament also held at North Mason, North Kitsap’s girls team had three first-place finishers in the round-robin brackets.
Holly Beaudoin cruised to victory in the 123-130 class, beating her final opponent, Amelia Carr of Olympic, in just 11 seconds. Beaudoin won all three matches by fall.
Elise Scrafford and Makalya Beaudoin also went 3-0 for the Vikings. Scrafford pinned two of her opponents in under a minute and won a 10-2 major decision. Beaudoin finished her day with an 18-2 technical fall over May Kwok of Life Christian.
South Kitsap had a pair of champions in Brooklyn Roberts and Emilia Robles.
Roberts won at 118-119 and took all three of her matches by fall, including a 45-second pin in round three against Kira Schwerzler of North Mason. Robles dominated the 141-143 weight class, winning all three matches by fall in under a minute.
Klahowya had five second-place finishers — Jennifer Cabana (100-109), Alonna Armstrong (116-127), Hannah Bumbalough (118-119), Lana Parco (137-142) and Phoebe Gordon (141-143).
Shydea Harp of Olympic finished third at 113-116 and Kingston’s Elena Wheeler and Cori Everhart finished third at 141-143 and 151-168, respectively.
South Kitsap sixth at Pacific Coast Championships
The Wolves put their best foot forward at this past weekend’s Pacific Coast Championship at Mountain View High School in Vancouver.
South Kitsap finished sixth overall with 164 points and was the fourth-best team from Washington.
Freshman Mitchell Neiner was seeded No. 2 at 113, but came out on top and walked away with a championship after defeating No. 4 seed Kagen Lawrence of Redmond by fall in the second period of the finals.
Xavier Eaglin finished third at 138, beating Bridger Paradis of Prairie 9-1 in the third-place match. Logan Stafford also took third for South Kitsap at 182. Peyton Motter finished seventh at 113.
Central Kitsap finished 34th as Conrad Bellon took sixth at 113.