Eatonville High School wrestler Brooke Ostendorf secured a triumphant victory at the 2023 Grizzly Stocking Stuffer tournament hosted by Hoquiam High School on Dec. 20.
Ostendorf claimed the top step of the podium in the 140-pound weight class and marking a significant achievement in her wrestling career.
Ostendorf, who had several 2nd-place finishes in recent tournaments and had secured the runner-up position in the 2022 Grizzly Stocking Stuffer tournament, was on a path to win this year’s tournament.
"Brooke did amazing today using her skills and stamina to take first,” coach Wes Potter said.
The path to Ostendorf's championship victory began with a bye in the opening round, propelling her directly to the quarterfinals. There, she swiftly pinned Lila Willis of Montesano at the 1:03 mark of the first period.
In the semifinals, Ostendorf took down Trinity Stone from Aberdeen High School with a major decision victory (13-2).
The title bout featured another formidable opponent in the form of Aberdeen's Peityn Munoz. Undeterred, Ostendorf pinned Munoz at the 1:33 mark of the final period of the match to win the title.
Coaches Wes Potter and Trinity Potter praised Ostendorf's performance.
“She worked her moves and adjusted quickly as needed, staying focused and wearing them down and taking them to the mat to win. She is going to have an amazing senior season,” said Trinity Potter.