White River girls second in Spokane wrestling tourney

The White River High girls returned home with second-place honors from the 2017 Washington Dream Duals wrestling tournament.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:07am
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The White River High girls returned home with second-place honors from the 2017 Washington Dream Duals wrestling tournament.

The nine-team meet included five squads from west of the Cascades and four from the central or eastern part of the state, all coming together at the Convention Center in downtown Spokane. In the end, White River trailed only tiny-but-tough Warden High and finished one slot ahead of the larger Kelso Highlanders.

In head-to-head competition, White River deadlocked with Kelso, defeated West Valley-Spokane 30-24 and whipped Mary Walker High School 24-18. The Hornets’ lone team loss was a 45-24 setback at the hands of Warden.

The Hornets’ Payton Stroud went undefeated at 120 pounds, winning all four of her matches by pin. In the finals, she took down Alexis Mendoza of Warden in just 56 seconds.

Erin Redford also went 4-0 for the tourney, pinning three staights foes – two of them in less than a minute – before taking a forfeit victory in the finale of the 130-pound weight class.

Tatiana Molinero also finished Dream Duals with a 4-0 mark, pinning two opponents and earning a forfeit before battling to an 8-4 decision over Andrea Hernandez of Warden.

White River’s Madeline Emerson earned a 2-0 decision over Bianca Urias of Warden, competing at 170, then stepped up a class to earn a forfeit win at 190. Also at 170 pounds, the Hornets’ Sine Duch-Svenson took one of three matches, pinning Kelso’s Diana Tortolato.

Jacey Lindner went 3-1 for the tourney, earning a pin and a forfeit at 190 pounds, while also pinning a pair of opponents at 235.

Tailyn Nelson pinned one foe at 235 and won another by forfeit.

Cassandra Altamirano won one of her three matches at 145 pounds.

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