With a string of pins wedged around a forfeit in the upper weight divisions, Enumclaw cruised ahead of White River Wednesday, Jan. 4, to win the nonleague Hornet-Hornet mat battle 57-18.
Falani Gill put EHS on the board in the opening round of the 152-pound match with a 1-minute, 28-second pin over White River’s Dakota Meadows.
Enumclaw’s Ryan Anderson made it a 10-0 match with a 14-2 major decision over White River’s Brennon Gulin at 160.
Then White River took a turn with Travis Morris pinning Shane Sanders at 170 to make it a 10-6 contest.
It was the 180-pound match that turned the tides as White River’s Chris Skinner built a lead only to see EHS’s Wiley Stewart erase it with a 2:29 fall.
Enumclaw’s T.J. Cormier stuck Andre Fails in 2:25 and White River forfeited 220 to give Enumclaw a comfortable 28-6 lead.
Heavyweight Chris Williams pushed the score to 34-6 with a 40-second pin over White River’s Justin Nale.
White River answered at 106 with Lucas Doll taking Hunter Haney to the mat for six points in 3:08.
Enumclaw would take the next five matches, starting at 113 with Garrett Jarosz besting Cody Schwab 9-2.
Tyke Reid of Enumclaw pinned Bryce Thompson in 1:54 at 120.
At 126, EHS’s Jerad Paul earned a 9-4 decision over Carl Klein.
Travis Reano earned an injury default at 132 when White River’s Chris Suveges blacked out and did not return for safety reasons.
After a bout with injuries, Cole Snider returned to the Enumclaw lineup at 138 pounds to pin Tyler Worthen in the opening 57 seconds.
White River would win the final match of the night with 145-pound Brandon Short pinning Sam Haney in 1:55.