Two South Kitsap wrestlers take second

Sebastian Robles and Mason Eaglin competed in the finals at the Mat Classic

TACOMA — South Kitsap juniors Mason Eaglin (138-pound weight class) and Sebastian Robles (145-pound weight class) took second place in the Mat Classic on Feb. 18.

After winning both of his matches on Friday, Eaglin beat Devante Goodman of Mead High School to face Josh Franich of Puyallup in the final. After a hard-fought battle, Franich pinned Goodman in 4:55 minutes.

Robles also won both matches on Friday to compete in the semi-final on Saturday. Robles faced JJ Talavera of Union in his first match of the day. He beat Talavera in a 2-0 decision before moving into the final against Braedon Orrino of Graham Kapowsin. Orrino ultimately won 8-1 in the final.

Both second-place finishes helped push the Wolves into fifth place as of press time. Tahoma (152 points), Curtis (138 points), Mead (116.5 points), Union (99 points) were ahead of South Kitsap who earned 90 points thanks to its competitors.

Also finishing well, Nathan Marin, 160-pound weight class, took third at the Mat Classic. He faced Warren Han of Kamiak in his first match of the day, winning 8-4. He then beat Baylee Tran of Curtis to earn third place.

Junior Devin Gentz, 120-pounds, placed sixth. After losing his first match and being sent to the relegation bracket, Getnz competed his way to the fifth and sixth place match. He ultimately lost to, Joe Novak of Tahoma in a 1-0 decision.

JJ Leota (182-pound weight class) also finished sixth.

Ashton Schessler finished eighth. Schessler, a senior, competed last year in the Mat Classic also, however, he did not place. Schessler won his first match before competing in the relegation bracket. He won his match against Evan Janson of Curtis before losing to Kalel Salced of Sumner. He then faced Yesef Nelson of Auburn Riverside in the seventh- and eighth-place match to earn eighth.

Izaiah Davis and Deyondre Davis didn’t move on after their first matches on Saturday. After losing his first match of the tournament, Leota won his next three matchs in the relegation bracket. In the fifth- and sixth-place match, he faced Daiman Vasquez of Moses Lake, losing in a 3-1 decision.

Deyondre Davis and Izaiah Davis didn’t advance from their first match on Saturday.

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