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EHS-WRHS GIRLS WRESTLING: Three champions push White River into third-place at Rogers tournament
Hornet lady wrestlers, both White River and Enumclaw, walked away with Top 10 finishes at Saturday's Rogers Girls Holiday Tournament in Puyallup.
Backed by champions Mikaela Kilcup, Sam Mitchell and Erica Jackson, White River finished third, while Enumclaw came in seventh in the 12-team tournament.
Kelso won the tournament with 183 points, followed by Mount Baker, 168, and White River, 146. Enumclaw finished with 77 points.
White River's Kilcup earned her 170-pound title with a 1-minute, 4-second pin over Morgan Michels of Yelm.
Mitchell was a champion at 195 pounds, pinning Beverly Coleman of Bethel in 3:37, while Jackson picked up her crown by pinning Enumclaw's KC Moulden during the 275-pound finals match in 1:30.
White River's Morgan Shirey also fought her way into the championship match, finishing second after Dani Mata of Mount Baker pinned her for the 118-pound title.
Jesslyn Blue, 145 pounds, and Dylan Fagan, 155 pounds, finished third for the Buckley Hornets. Fagan earned her third-place finish by pinning Enumclaw's Kasandra Renfrow in 2:04.
White River picked up fifth-place finishes from 100-pounder Katilyn Johnson and 137-pounder Kylie North.
In addition to Moulden's runner-up finish and Renfrow's fourth-place medal, Enumclaw earned third-place finishes from Logann Erskine and Jade Paterson.
At 170 pounds, Erskine pinned Signe Hochstein of Mount Baker in 3:06 for her third-place medal, while Paterson took Melissa Starheim of Burlington-Edison to the mat for the 195-pound, third-place podium spot.
Enumclaw's Sam Lanting finished fourth at 275, but as the second Hornet wrestler entered at that weight earned no team points for her finish.
Hornet teammate Kristen Green finished fifth at 124 pounds.