After getting nipped for the subdistrict title, the White River High boys wrestling team rallied to win the regional tournament Saturday at Olympic High. The Hornets will take six into Friday and Saturday’s state 2A tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
Paced by champions Brandon Short and Chris Skinner, WRHS finished with 141 points, just ahead of Kingston, 121.5, Port Angeles, 115.5, and Fife.
Short won the 145-pound title with an 8-3 win over Brian McCarty of North Mason. Skinner captured the 182-pound championship with a 14-6 major decision over Brian Cristion of Port Angeles.
Hornet Travis Morris, 170, was also a finalist, coming in second to Dakota Hinton of Sequim. Brennon Gulin also finished second after dropping a close 3-1 match to Zeke Gaeta of Olympia at 160.
Trevor Kurtz finished third at 120 and Carl Klein was fourth at 126.
Lucus Doll, Cody Schwab, Andre Fails and Justin Nale finished fifth and will serve as alternates.