Wolves lead Kitsap pack at Hammerhead Invitational

The Kitsap County schools returned to the Hammerhead Invitational for the first time since 2019 due to COVID.

Hammerhead hosted schools across the state to compete among some of the best wrestlers.

Despite fielding some of the most rigid brackets in Washington, the South Kitsap boys team won the tournament with a score of 203.5. The Wolves had four placers in the 10 weight classes.

132-pound Stone Hartford and 138-pound Mitchell Neiner both won their weight class with perfect 5-0 records. 120-pound Brennen Williams finished third while 170-pound Gabriel Fragoso finished fourth.

North Kitsap was the second-best boys team in Kitsap County, finishing 15th out of 46 teams with 110 points. Heavyweight Sofian Hammou won his bracket while brother Zakaria Hammou finished third in the 195-pound bracket. They were responsible for 63 of the team’s points.

132-pound Wyatt Trogden and 170-pound Morgan Scott Paul were the next highest-scoring wrestlers for the Vikings after going a combined 6-4 in their matches.

Central Kitsap finished 17th overall with 106.5 points. 132-pound Quentin Lawrence was the lone Cougar to place in the tournament, finishing third with a record of 4-1.

Olympic was in 30th place with 62.5 points. The Trojans had no wrestlers place, but 145-pound Ira Dagsaan won multiple bouts on the consolation bracket and was responsible for six of the team’s 14 wins at the tournament.

The Klahowya Eagles finished 33rd with 58 points. Klahowya’s 160-pound Logan Weaver scored 12 points, and 120-pound Deacon Wintch scored 10 points for the Eagles.

The Bainbridge Spartans were 34th with 55 points. Wyatt Goade finished fourth in the 220-pound weight class while Wyatt Chabot finished fifth in the 152-pound class after both went 4-2 in their matches.

Bremerton rounded out the Kitsap schools by placing 39th with 38 team points. 160-pound Brennan Galloway scored half of those points by finishing 5-3 and capturing sixth place.

For the girls, South Kitsap had the best local finish as well. The Wolves finished 13th with 48 points while fielding one of the smallest girls teams in the tourney. 155-pound Monica Kaiser went 5-0 and captured a gold medal while 110-pound Taylor Abundis finished 3-1 and tied for fifth.

Olympic finished 17th with 37 points with five wrestlers. 125-pound Ali Templeton placed second after going 2-1 and teammate Gloria Hudson finished 3-2 and placed fifth.

Central Kitsap finished 28th out of 44 girls teams. 115-pound Daytona Stoner and 125-pound Deija Diego both finished 2-2. However, Stoner earned more points and finished fifth in her weight class.

Bainbridge finished 30th. Alexandra Morrison was the only Spartan to score team points, earning 19 in the 130-pound class.

North Kitsap, Bremerton, and Klahowya finished in the last three spots. The Vikings lost Makayla Heymann to an injury and had to forfeit her matches. Emily Gomez went 2-2 in her first tournament.

Bremerton’s Yzana Smith was the only Knight competing. She finished 1-2 and earned three team points.

Klahowya also earned three team points when 120-pound Mya Young captured the Eagles only win in the girls tournament.

Central Kitsap sent the largest girls wrestling team out of any school in the county.

Central Kitsap sent the largest girls wrestling team out of any school in the county.

Bremerton’s Yzana Smith went toe-to-toe with some of the best girl wrestlers in the state.

Bremerton’s Yzana Smith went toe-to-toe with some of the best girl wrestlers in the state.