Chiawana coach Jack Anderson knew Kamiakin was missing half of its lineup to injury, but when league marks and family bragging rights are on the line, there is no mercy.
The Riverhawks won seven matches by forfeit and four by pin en route to a 69-7 victory over the host Braves in a Mid-Columbia Conference dual Thursday night to win the Battle of the Bridge for the second year in row.
Our kids did a great job, said Jack Anderson, whose team defeated Kennewick 60-7 in an earlier match. Its easy when you have a lot of forfeits to let down a little, but they didnt. They treated every match as if it was a league title match. Every guy wants to score points for the team.
Kamiakin coach Jordan Anderson, the younger brother of the Anderson clan, was missing nine starters because of injury, including a broken hand and a torn ACL.
We knew tonight would be tough, but the guys showed a lot of heart, said Jordan Anderson, whose team also dropped a 47-19 match to Kennewick. A couple of the guys wanted to wrestle tonight, but we want to make sure they are healthy for the postseason in February. Its not worth it.
The match started at 138 pounds, where Chiawanas Jacob Garcia picked up a 9-5 win over Cedar Ceja. The Riverhawks would win every match up to 126, where Kamiakins Liam Walker used a pair of takedowns and two reversals to beat Austen Vance 8-2.
This was Liams first league start, Jordan Anderson said. He was on his back half the match. Hes a fighter.
At 132, Franky Garcia picked up the Braves other win, a 14-6 major decision over Aaron Loving.
Franky does whatever we ask of him, and he gets results, Jordan Anderson said.
The Braves looked in position to pick up points in the 285-pound match as Nick Little got a quick takedown and rode Cameron Silvers the rest of the first round.
Little chose the down position to start the second, but made the mistake of letting Silvers get his right arm and turn him to the mat. Silvers recorded the pin at 2:32.
He gave me that arm, said Silvers, who also pinned Little at the Winter Cup at Hanford High School. You cant defend that when you get all that weight on there.
Against Kennewick, the Riverhawks also used a handful of forfeits to pick up the win and improve to 4-0 in the MCC standings.
The Lions got wins from David Ramos (120) and Alex Ramos (126).
In the Kamiakin-Kennewick matchup, Franky Garcia picked up his first win of the night, pinning Victor Tiscareno in 1:40 at 132. The Braves gave up four forfeits to the Lions, while two matches were double forfeits.
The effort was there, I was proud of them for that, Jordan Anderson said of his team.
Chiawana 69, Kamiakin 7
106Nathan Bengen (C) won by forfeit. 113Christian Segura (C) won by forfeit. 120Ezra Cazier (C) won by forfeit. 126Liam Walker (K) d. Austen Vance, 8-2. 132Franky Garcia (K) md. Aaron Loving, 14-6. *138Jacob Garcia (C) d. Cedar Ceja, 9-5. 145Masen Brown (C) p. Roman Montalvo, 1:38. 152Jadin Salazar (C) p. Joseph Hernandez, 1:26. 160Blake Bishop (C) won by forfeit. 170Tyler Vargas (C) won by forfeit. 182Clayton Johnson (C) p. Levi Tipps, 1:59. 195Braylon Hansen (C) won by forfeit. 220Levi McBride (C) won by forfeit. 285Cameron Silvers (C) p. Nick Little, 2:32.
Chiawana 60, Kennewick 7
106 Nathan Bengen (C) p. Josue Villa, :26. 123 Christian Segura (C) won by forfeit. 120 David Ramos (K) md. Ezra Cazier, 11-2. 126 Alex Ramos (K) d. Austen Vance, 5-1. 132 Josiah Cazier (C) d. Victor Tiscareno, 7-2. 138 Jacob Garcia (C) d. Alejandro Ramos, 5-3. 145 Masen Brown (C) md. Tristan Thomas, 10-0. 152 Jadin Salazar (C) won by forfeit. 160 Blake Bishop (C) won by forfeit. 170 Tyler Vargas (C) p. Kyle Shriver, :24. 182 Braylon Hansen (C) won by forfeit. 195 Clayton Johnson (C) d. Hugo Cartagena, 10-1. 220 Levi McBride (C) p. Todd Pink, :54. 285 Abzael Loeza (C) d. Robby Calvert, 9-1.
Kennewick 47, Kamiakin 19
106Josue Villa (Ke) won by forfeit. 113Double forfeit. 120David Ramos (Ke) won by forfeit. 126Alex Ramos (Ke) tf. Liam Walker, 17-1. 132Franky Garcia (Ka) p. Victor Tiscareno, 1:40. 138Cedar Ceja (Ka) md. David Ramos, 14-5. 145Ty Smith (Ke) p. Roman Montalvo. 152Joseph Hernandez (Ka) d. Tristan Thomas, 10-4. 160Double forfeit. 170Kyle Shriver (Ke) p. Levi Tipps, :56. 182Jose Solario (Ka) won by forfeit. 195Hugo Cartagena, (Ke) won by forfeit. 220Todd Pink (Ke) won by forfeit. 285Robby Calvert (Ke) p. Nick Little, 1:57.