The Eatonville Cruisers boys and girls wrestling teams had strong showings at their respective 1A Evergreen Conference league tournaments in Eatonville and Hoquiam on Saturday.
The Cruisers had both of their girls competing at the tournament at Hoquiam High School.
Sophomore Ashlynn Kistenmacher nabbed a first-place finish in the 120-pound division to clinch her spot at regionals this weekend. Junior Brooke Ostendorf claimed a fifth-place finish in the 130-pound weight class and will be an alternate for regionals.
The boys tournament took place at Eatonville High. The Cruisers had 12 wrestlers compete for their ticket to the regional tournament; they will send seven to regionals and two alternates.
Kasey Whitney grabbed first place and the top step of the podium in the 138-pound class. Riley McFadden (132 pounds) and Carsen Pero (285) both took home second-place honors. Jacob Ostendorf (160) and Logan Shipman (170) grabbed third-place finishes, while Payton Hughey (113) and Justen Koch (120) both placed fourth. All will move on to regionals this weekend.
Wrestlers Sam Reece (170) and Isaiah Duncan (195) both placed fifth and will be alternates at regionals.
The regional tournament for the girls will be Saturday at Shelton; the boys regionals will be at Castle Rock.
Wrestlers will need to place third or better at regionals to advance to Mat Classic XXXIV at the Tacoma Dome, Feb. 17-18.
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