Prep Wrestling

Othello nabs CWAC district title

Eric Garza and Joey Gomez paced Othello with individual titles, and the Huskies won the CWAC district championship by 59 points over host Ellensburg on Saturday.

Garza (152 pounds) and Gomez (220) were two of three finalists for Othello, with Bubba Ruiz losing to Grandview's Martin Torres 9-5 in the 285 final. The Huskies advanced 14 wrestlers to next week's regional with the Great Northern League at West Valley in Spokane.

Torres was joined in the finals by teammates Stevie Rodriguez at 120 and David Castaneda at 126, both of whom finished second. The Greyhounds, who had a tough dual season because of numerous forfeits, squeazed the most of of their district squad with seven reigonal qualifiers and 144 points, 23 out of fifth place.

Prosser will send four to regionals but was shut out of the finals.

At Ellensburg

Team scores--Othello 2871/2, Ellensburg 2281/2, Quincy 2211/2, Selah 2001/2, Toppenish 167, Ephrata 162, Grandview 144, East Valley 120, Prosser 631/2, Wapato 541/2.

Championship and top 7 local

106--Christian Alejandrez (Qui) inj. def. Gabe Martinez (Qui); 3, Anthony Barrera (Oth); 4, Fidel Medina (Gvw); 5, Isaiah Barrera (Oth). 113--Wyatt Scribner (Ell) d. Sergio Morales (Top) 7-4; 3, AJ Garza (Oth); 4, Juan Tzib (Gvw); 5, Manny Martinez (Oth). 120--Steven Martinez (Top) p. Stevie Rodriguez (Gvw) 1:03; 3, Alec Espinoza (Oth). 126--Dillon Dompier (Ell) d. David Castaneda (Gvw) 8-6; 3, Lucas Garza (Oth). 132--Logan Merkle (EV) d. Aaron Arredondo (Top) 6-5; 5, Noe Dominguez (Oth); 7, Alex Soberanes (Gvw). 138--Kody Ergeson (Sel) d. Blake Haberman (Ell); 3, Joesiah Saunders (Gvw); 6, Johnny Mendoza (Oth). 145--Kamal Qteishat (Ell) t.f. Zach Romero (EV) 24-9; 6, Eduardo Alcantar (Gvw). 152--Eric Garza (Oth) d. Andrew Au (Sel) 2-1. 160--Anton Yates (EV) d. Antonio Melendez (Qui) 6-5; 3, Matthew Melo (Oth). 170--Tyler Coates (Ell) p. Ricardo Rodriguez (Wap) 4:44; 3, Juan Gutierrez (Oth); 5, Jorge Valenzuela (Gvw). 182--Zach Goodpaster (Sel) m.d. Perry Simpson (Ell) 10-1; 3, Stephen Villarreal (Oth); 5, Wyatt Oswalt (Pro). 195--Tyrus Kemp (Eph) d. Corbin Richardson (Ell) 4-2; 7, Gustavo Chavez (Pro). 220--Joey Gomez (Oth) m.d. Raul Pech (Top) 9-1; 3, Georgie Rodriguez (Oth); 4, P.J. Chong (Pro). 285--Martin Torres (Gvw) d. Bubba Ruiz (Oth) 9-5; 4, Tyler Renollet (Pro).