Hanford’s Will Bishop pinned Coeur d’Alene’s Phoenix Duncan in 3 minutes, 9 seconds to win the title at 195 pounds at Pacific Northwest Classic on Saturdya at University High in Spokane.
“It was a big, big win,” Falcons coach Dom Duncan said. “The Coeur d’Alene kid was pretty tough.”
The Falcons finished 13th as a team with 62 points. University won the tournament with 215 points, while Othello was fifth at 128.5 and Southridge 10th at 78.
Othello’s Manny Martinez won the title at 132 pounds by an 8-6 decision over Mt. Spokane’s Jason Beck. Teammates Isaiah Barrera (106), Jesus Montes (170) and Bubba Ruiz (285) all finished second.
Southridge’s Marcus Surrita was second at 220 pounds. Hanford’s Blake Llarenas finished fifth at 113, scoring a key 9-2 decision over U-Hi’s Mikey Garrison in the placing match in a potential preview of a postseason matchup.
At University High, Spokane
Championship matches, and placing matches involving locals
Team scores—1. University, 215; 2. Coeur d’Alene, 151; 3. Mount Spokane, 147; 4. Deer Park, 135; 5. Othello, 128.5; 6. Lakeside, 107; 7. North Central, 98; 8. East Valley, 95; 9. Ferris, 86; 10. Southridge, 78; 11. Pigdogs, 74; 12. Timberlake, 73.5; 13. Hanford, 62; 14. Shadle Park, 57; 15. Lake City, 40.5. 106—Championship: Clai Quintanilla, North Central, dec. Isaiah Barrera, Othello, 9-5; Third: Alejendro Cardenas, Othello, dec. Cameron Swanson, University, 2-1. 113—Championship: Dalton Young, Lakeside, pin Anthony Price, Coeur d’Alene, 1:00; Fifth: Blake Llarenas, Hanford, dec. Mikey Garrison, University, 9-2. 120—Championship: Alec Hoover, Mt. Spokane, dec. Jeff Wiyrick, University, 3-0; Fifth: Cesar Flores, Southridge, dec. Jimmy Garrison, Pigdogs, 5-4. 126—Championship: Cam Sorensen, University, pin Hootie Judd, Lakeside, 1:40. 132—Championship: Manny Martinez, Othello, dec. Jason Beck, Mt. Spokane, 8-6; Fifth: Trenton Nett, Southridge, dec. Dean Lockwood, Deer Park, 3-1. 138—Championship: Rich Bondurant, Mt. Spokane, tech. fall Klint Brown, Lakeside, 18-3; Fifth: Michael Carr, Lake City, forfeit Danny Navarro, Southridge. 145—Championship: Joe Grable, Deer Park, dec. Trey Meyer, East Valley, 9-3. 152—Championship: Matt Miller, Deer Park, maj. dec. Tyler Badertscher, Timberlake, 13-3. 160—Championship: Izaec Quintanilla, North Central, maj. dec. Cody Kiourkas, North Central, 13-4. 170—Championship: Austin Stannard, University, pin Jesus Montes, Othello, 3:31. 182—Championship: Hudson Staub, Coeur d’Alene, pin Donavin McElliott, Ferris, 1:47. 195—Championship: Will Bishop, Hanford, pin Phoenix Duncan, Coeur d’Alene, 3:09; Third: Anthony Ruiz, Othello, dec. Junior Villaro, 7-3. 220—Championship: Tom Harvey, Mt. Spokane, pin Marcus Surrita, Southridge, 1:32. 285—Championship: Tate Orndorff, University, dec. Bubba Ruiz, Othello, 5-0; Third: Matt James, Coeur d’Alene, pin Dallon Grinder, Hanford, 4:45; Fifth: Luke Davidson, Southridge, dec. Mitch Millhouse, Pigdogs, 1-0.
Pac-Coast Championships: Chiawana’s Abzael Loeza finished second at 220 in the Vancouver tournament, losing to Prairie’s Dallas Goodpaster 4-1 in the championship.
It was a matchup of state veterans, as Loeza qualified for state last year and Goodpaster took fourth.
The Riverhawks, who tied for 10th in the team standings, had an abundance of riches at 220, with Levi McBride placing fifth as a nonscoring wrestler. He scored a pair of impressive consolation victories — 9-0 and third-period pin — and won his placing match 1-0.
Chiawana’s Christian Segura at 113 and Tyler Vargas at 170 also placed fifth. Segura was injured in his semifinal match and had to default in his final two matches. Nathan Bengen (106) and Jacob Garcia (138) each placed seventh.