The Kamiakin program put the kibosh on its three-year winless drought Tuesday night with a 42-41 razor's edge victory over West Valley in a CBBN 3A dual in Yakima.
Braves coach Jordan Anderson credited Cesar Castillo's pin at 120 pounds for being the difference maker in the 1-point contest.
"Our kids are happy we got that monkey off our back," Anderson said of the victory. "And Cesar Castillo's big win was exactly what we needed him to do."
Other Braves earning pin wins were Ty Early (152) and Tyler Almaguer (106).
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106--Tyler Almaguer (K) p. Junior Farias 3:12. 113--Ryan Leman (WV) p. Mariah Ginsley 3:57. 120--Cesar Castillo (K) p. Tyler Thornton 3:39. 126--Junior Pina (K) won by forfeit. 132--Harley Colton (K) won by forfeit. 138*--Zach McKinniss (K) won by forfeit. 145--Adrian Barajas (K) won by forfeit. 152--Ty Early (K) p. Michael Lindstad 0:51. 160--Cameron Martin (WV) t.f. Sam Borisch 19-4. 170--Max King (WV) p. Daniel Rodriguez 0:57. 182--Darian Taylor (WV) won by forfeit. 195--Conner Desgrosellier (WV) won by forfeit. 220--Luke Smith (WV) p. Kyle Davis 1:53. 285--Justin Wilkins (WV) won by forfeit.