BELFAIR — Wins by Robert Gomez at 126 pounds and Nouh Hammou at 182 pounds propelled North Kitsap to victory at the North Mason Hawkins Memorial Classic, which took place Dec. 22-23.
Gomez won his match over Zack Smith of Eatonville by fall in 3:11, and Hammou won in the same manner in 3:24 over Matthew Lund of Tumwater.
The two were not alone at the top of the podium for North Kitsap. In the girls tournament, Holly Beaudoin and Hannah Johnson won the 111-113 and 129-133 divisions respectively.
North Kitsap finished with 152.5 points, well ahead of second-place Klahowya at 126 and Gig Harbor at 125.5.
The Eagles squeaked past the Tides on the strength of a victory in the 138-pound division by Dallin Stafford, who defeated Cameron Reines of Central Kitsap by fall in 1:23 in the finals. Jennifer Cabana and Hannah Bumbalough were also victorious in the 96-104 and 123-127 divisions for Klahowya on the girls side.
Bremerton featured a number of wrestlers who won the top prize in their divisions — Estan Wakonabo, who defeated Adam Borde of Port Angeles by fall to capture the 120 crown; Haley Michaelson at 118-129; Dayonna Hall at 158-164; Catalina Sanchez at 173-180; and Evelyn Taylor 200-230.
Alex Sinclair of Central Kitsap won a major decision, 8-0, over Nathan Hipple of North Mason to win at 106. Ashlyn Morris and Paige Harkness won the 116-120 and 133-139 weight classes respectively for Olympic, and Hali Deck took home first at 146-148 for South Kitsap.
The rest of the local placers are as follows:
Second — Sage Hlebechuk, Klahowya, 113 pounds; Cameron Reines, Central Kitsap, 138 pounds; Zach Streun, North Kitsap, 152 pounds; Anthony Poggi, North Kitsap, 160 pounds; Tyler Sloman, North Kitsap, 220 pounds.
Co-thirds — Payton Hlebechuk, Klahowya, 106 pounds; Mano Diego, Central Kitsap, 106 pounds; Holly Beaudoin, North Kitsap, 113 pounds; Dalton Tellinghuisen, Kingston, 120 pounds; Brian Spilman, Klahowya, 126 pounds; Hayden Steele, Klahowya, 132 pounds; Austin Stahl, Klahowya, 160 pounds; Hunter Wallis, Klahowya, 170 pounds;
Second — Hailey Roberts, South Kitsap, 108-110 pounds; Katarina Fernandez, Central Kitsap, 113-118 pounds; Angel Collins, North Kitsap, 118-129 pounds; Elise Scrafford, North Kitsap, 133-139 pounds; Annika Taylor, North Kitsap, 136-140 pounds; Summer Blackwell, Olympic, 150-154 pounds; Hailey Bradley, Olympic, 173-180 pounds; Shayna Espinoza, Bremerton, 200-230 pounds.
Third — Lana Parco, Klahowya, 133-139 pounds; Kim Mulligan, Klahowya, 136-140 pounds; Arynne Giere, Bremerton, 146-148 pounds.
Fourth — Isabella White, Klahowya, 108-110 pounds; Brooklyn Roberts, South Kitsap, 111-113 pounds; Jade Sullivan, Olympic. 129-133 pounds.