Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s Hammou, Bainbridge’s Swanson on all-league wrestling team

It was a tough year for wrestling with much lower participation numbers and an Olympic League wrestling tournament that ended up being canceled, but a number of grapplers who persevered through the difficult season were rewarded this week with selections to the All-Olympic League team.

Numbers were down as the time of year for wrestling was changed from winter to late spring due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Bainbridge High School had a pair of representatives as Garrett Swanson, who qualified for the 3A Mat Classic in 2020, was the all-league pick at 106 pounds, while Caroline Michaels was named to the girls all-league squad at 155 pounds.

Kingston had two selections as well as Christa Sindel and Cori Everhart landed on the team in the 170 pound and 190 weight classes respectively.

Sofian Hammou of North Kitsap, who finished third at the Mat Classic at 220 pounds in 2020, was the league’s selection as the top heavyweight.

Central Kitsap dominated the selections with four on each team.

Of course there was no Mat Classic this year, also canceled due to COVID.

Olympic League All-League (boys)

MVP — Lars Michaelson, Bremerton.

106 — Garrett Swanson, Bainbridge.

113 — Carter Chadwick, Central Kitsap.

120 — Quinn Lawrence, CK.

126 — Logan Nickels, Brem.

132 — Conrad Bellon, CK.

138 — Shayne Hew-Len, CK.

145 — Domingo Pedro-Gaspar, North Mason.

152 — Diego Clemen, Brem.

160 — Thor Michaelson, Brem.

170 — Logan Massie, Port Townsend.

182 — Dylan Chandler, Klahowya.

195 — Kyle Caldwell, PT.

220 — Hunter Wallis, Kla.

285 — Sofian Hammou, North Kitsap.

Olympic League All-League (girls)

MVP — Petra Bernsten, Sequim.

105 — Savannah Sinclair, CK.

110 — Natalie Johnson, PA.

120 — Savanna Hoffman, PT.

125 — Marcella Fischer, CK.

130 — Yaquelin Escobar, CK.

135 — Barbara Vicente, CK.

140 — Chloe Lampart, PT.

145 — Monica Kaiser, Brem.

155 — Caroline Michaels, Bainbridge.

170 — Christa Sindel, Kingston.

190 — Cori Everhart, King.

Caroline Michaels of Bainbridge was selected for the All-Olympic League girls team at 155. (KNG File Photo)

Caroline Michaels of Bainbridge was selected for the All-Olympic League girls team at 155. (KNG File Photo)

Sofian Hammou, shown here at the 2019 Hammerhead Tournament in Bremerton, was selected as the Olympic League’s top heavyweight. (KNG File Photo)

Sofian Hammou, shown here at the 2019 Hammerhead Tournament in Bremerton, was selected as the Olympic League’s top heavyweight. (KNG File Photo)

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