Wrestling

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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.

Port Orchard Independent Male Athlete of the Year: Xavier Eaglin

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports, young athletes everywhere began thinking about what their life would be like beyond sports. Heading into… Continue reading

 

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… Continue reading

 

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Chad Nass steps down as SK wrestling coach

After 17 years and plenty of successes in the record books, Chad Nass has stepped down as the head wrestling coach at South Kitsap High… Continue reading

 

Keel Slayback

SK wrestling wins SPSL title

Wolves wrestlers dominate in tournament of state’s toughest league

Keel Slayback
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.

Two Wolves win SPSL titles on day one

Two young Wolves captured league titles on day one of the South Puget Sound League wrestling tournament on Tuesday night, and the team as a… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.
Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap wrestlers still thriving despite shortened season

While many teams are struggling these days just to fill out a lineup, the South Kitsap boys wrestling program continues to thrive. Turnout is lower,… Continue reading

Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Holly Beaudoin captures her long-awaited state championship

TACOMA — It all happened in the blink of an eye. One moment, North Kitsap senior Holly Beaudoin had her opponent down on the mat,… Continue reading

Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.

State wrestling preview: Wrestlers to watch at Mat Classic XXIII

TACOMA — Mat Classic XXXII is set for this weekend at the Tacoma Dome and Kitsap has a number of wrestlers contending for state titles… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.
Josiah Sorenson

Athlete of the Week: Josiah Sorenson, Bremerton wrestling

Josiah Sorenson of Bremerton is hoping to place at the Mat Classic for the first time this year, and his current ranking predicts him to… Continue reading

Josiah Sorenson
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anjelo Pangelinan

Athlete of the Week: Anjelo Pangelinan, Olympic boys wrestling

Anjelo Pangelinan is hoping his senior season will be one to remember. After placing sixth in the state at the Mat Classic at 106 pounds… Continue reading

Anjelo Pangelinan
Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson was named a Wrestler of the Meet at the North Mason Classic after a dominant performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton captures team title at North Mason Classic

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… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson was named a Wrestler of the Meet at the North Mason Classic after a dominant performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Six Kitsap wrestlers were crowned at the 2019 Hammerhead Invitational

EAST BREMERTON — The end of each calendar year brings some of the state’s best wrestlers to Kitsap County in the annual Hammerhead Invitational, and… Continue reading

Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Robert Zornes 2018-2019 record: 6-3 (5-2 SSC) Key wrestlers: Micah Lamb, sr.; Connor Olsen, sr.; Mano Diego, jr.; Shayne Hew-Len, jr.; Madeline McKee,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview
Kingston Girls Gymnastics | Winter Sports Preview

Kingston Girls Gymnastics | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Sheila Moore 2018-2019 record: 0-3 (0-2 OLY) Key gymnasts: Anna Quinn, jr.; Fiona Schmid, so. Outlook: Quinn is the top returner, having qualified… Continue reading

Kingston Girls Gymnastics | Winter Sports Preview
Kingston Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Kingston Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Casey Nelson 2018-2019 record: 1-5 (1-5 OLY 2A) Key wrestlers: Matthias Greene, sr.; Miles Still, so.; Christa Sindel, so.; Elena Wheeler, so. Outlook:… Continue reading

Kingston Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview
Olympic Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Olympic Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Tim Aiken (boys, first season), Caleb O’Halek (girls) 2018-2019 record: 4-2 (4-2 OLY 2A) Key wrestlers (boys): Taylor Andrews, D’Angelo Ignacio, Anjelo Pangelinan,… Continue reading

Olympic Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview
Klahowya Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Ed Hamblet 2018-2019 record: 5-1 (3-1 Nisqually) Key wrestlers: Kelton Gagnon, so.; James Cameron, sr.; Hunter Wallis, jr.; Summer Paul, so. Outlook: Gagnon… Continue reading

Klahowya Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview
Bremerton Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Bremerton Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Ty Michaelson (boys), William Richardson (girls) 2018-2019 record: 2-4 (2-4 OLY 2A) Key wrestlers: Roiel Sorensen, so.; Logan Nickels, so.; Diego Clemen, so.;… Continue reading

Bremerton Wrestling | Winter Sports Preview