The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the Region II 2A wrestling tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tumwater High School.
The Bearcats were followed by Tumwater and Centralia for second and third places in the team race. Aberdeen, River Ridge, Black Hills and Capital rounded out the seven-team tournament. Team scores were not available at press time.
Centralia had five subregional title winners: Bryce Brock (106 pounds), Michael Stuart (145), Kellen Pelzel (152), Cole Riccardo (160) and Kyzer Bailey (182), followed by W.F. West with four: Denver Parker (120), Brandon Davis (126), Billy Tufts (170) and Gage Rife (220).
Tumwater’s Sam Richards won the 190-pound subregional title, defeating W.F. West’s Nick Lund, 4-2, in one of two overtime sessions in title matches. At heavyweight, Aberdeen’s Jaime Miranda topped Centralia’s Alex Daarud, 8-2, in double overtime.
Tumwater’s Cameron Nolan took the 132-pound title after an injury default by teammate Riley Wolf.
One of the upsets came at 106 pounds, where Brock, a freshman from Centralia, beat Tumwater’s Jackson Mills, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, 8-6.
River Ridge’s Daniel Montessa (138), Elijah Camacho (160) and Tannis Wayson (182) each advanced to their title matches, and Montessa topped W.F. West’s Michael Matagi, 10-4, in the 138-pound title match. Black Hills’ Mason Adams was the Wolves’ subregional champion, pinning Tumwater’s Austin Chase in the 113-pound title match.
Elma 48, Rainier 31: The Eagles went on a 12-0 run in the final 3 minutes, 51 seconds to pull away from the Mountaineers in the teams’ 1A Southwest Washington Evergreen sixth-place tiebreaker game.
Elma (3-18) earned the league’s sixth and final playoff spot and will travel to play La Center (13-7), the No. 3 seed from the Trico Division, in a loser-out district play-in game Monday. Rainier ends its season at 2-19.
Olympia sixth at district: Paced by two top-five finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 200 medley relays, Olympia placed sixth with 159 points at the West Central District III swimming championships at Curtis High School.
Freshman Andrew Wright placed third in the 200 IM (2:04.84) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:34.89). email@example.com