After dominating the Evergreen 1A Dual League Championship meet last week in which the Cruisers captured first place in every match they wrestled, the team followed by taking first place in the sub-regional tournament at Eatonville High School, Saturday.
This sub-regional win for the Cruisers is believed to be the first win since 2009. It is also the first in a long time that the team has won both the league dual title and the sub-regional title.
The Cruisers had 10 wrestlers in the finals with seven champions on the day. Fifteen Cruiser wrestlers will advance to the regionals at Hoquiam High School.
On the girls' side, the Cruisers will send two wrestlers to the regionals at Aberdeen High School.
Results for the Cruiser boys at the sub-regionals are:
113 pounds: * Kasey Whitney, first place
120: * Austin Frink, first place, * Ethan Carter, third
126: * Riley McFadden* first place, * Cody Taylor, second
132: * Ty Whitney, first place
138: * Ayden Lilly, first place
145: * Zak Lackey, second place
160: * Kaden Olsen, first place
170: * Taylor Beer-Holland, third place
182: * Hunter Sonnenberg, first place
195: * Andrew Wohl, third place
220: * Trey Potter, second place, * Isaiah Duncan, fifth
285: * Carsen Pero, third place
* Denotes moving on to Regionals
Head coach Mario Ragazzo said he is proud of his team and excited to see how they do at regionals.
"This is a hard-working group of young men who took care of business through all the adversity this year,” he said. “I'm excited to see what we do at regionals and state. This is the first group of kids where every wrestler made it out to regionals. I am very proud to be their coach."
Results for the Cruiser girls at sub-regionals are:
105 pounds: Calli Hecker, sixth place
135: * Brooke Ostendorf, third place
235: * Faith Turley, fourth place
*Denotes moving on to regionals.
Girls coaches Wes Potter and Trinity Potter both echoed the same sentiment about their girls.
“The girls wrestled hard and passionately this weekend,” they said in an email. “We are very proud of their work and dedication, as it shows on and off the mat. So much adversity has been overcome with the Covid situations, and they have done amazing. We are thankful for these girls and their love for each other and the sport.”
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