The Kamiakin Braves crowned three individual champions at the annual Hanford Winter Cup wrestling tournament Monday in Richland, earning a fourth-place finish behind team champion Mount Spokane.
Austin Almaguer, the Braves’ freshman 106-pounder, chalked up an 11-6 decision over Mt. Spokane’s Blake Haney. Kamiakin teammate Riley Gurr picked up another title at 120 pounds, grinding out a 7-1 win over Sunnyside’s Elias Romero.
Braves senior Jacob Lawson added an 8-4 championship win over Morgan Ruesegger of Mt. Spokane.
Richland senior Nic Workman earned the title at 285, recording an 8-3 decision over Jonathan Cuevas of Toppenish.
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Mt. Spokane scored 172 points and placed nine wrestlers on the points podium. Toppenish was second with 164.5 points, followed by Sunnyside with 154. Kamiakin had 153 points.
Richland took sixth with 66 points, followed by Southridge at 64. Hanford was ninth with 50 points.
Team scoring: Mt. Spokane 172, Toppenish 164.5, Sunnyside 154, Kamiakin 153, Reardan 85.5, Richland 66, Southridge 64, Wapato 59.5, Hanford 50, Highline 42.5, Grandview 37, Highland 30.5, Liberty-Spangle 30.5, Kennewick 28, Prosser 24.5, Wahluke 22, Chiawana 19.5, Mary Walker 19.5, East Valley-Yakima 16, Columbia-Burbank 6. 106: (championship) Austin Almaguer (Kam) d. Blake Haney (Mt.S) 11-6; (3rd), Xavier Zavala (Rich). 113: (championship) Sergy Salas (Wap) d. Jesus Rodriguez (Wap) 6-0. 120: (championship) Riley Gurr (Kam) d. Elias Romero (Sun) 7-1. 126: (championship) Jacob Mendoza (Sun) d. Mikael Failor (South). 132: (championship) Alec Hoover (MtS) d. Andres Aguilera (Top) 2-1; (3rd) Josiah Rodriguez (Sun). 138: (championship) Josue Rodriguez (Top) d. Andrew Hoover (MtS) 5-0; (3rd) Liam Walker (Kam). 145: (championship) Diego Castaneda (Sun) d. Andrew Saavedra (Top); (3rd) Patrick Workman (Rich). 152: (championship) Felipe Arriaga (Top) m.d. Sione Halo (Kam) 11-3; (3rd) J.J. Rodriguez (Sun). 160: (championship) Jacob Lawson (Sun) d. Morgan Ruesegger (MtS) 8-4; (3rd) Moises Morales (Sun). 170: (championship) Kaleb Haffner (Lib) d. Zayid Al-Ghani (South) 3-1. 182: (championship) Josey Anderson (Rrd) p. Salvador Osorio (Top) 5:24; (3rd) Luke Eskelson (Kam). 195: (championship) Jacob Sanders (MtS) m.d. Damon Mattern (Top) 13-4; (3rd) Austin Dreyer (Han). 220: (championship) Brian Womac (High) d. Jector Ramirez (Sun) 7-1; (3rd) Colt Gosney (Han), Hayden Larson (Kam), tie. 285: (championship) Nic Workman (Rich) d. Jonathan Cuevas (Top), 8-3; (3rd) Antonio Cruz (Chia), Nick Little (Kam), tie.