WRHS preps for Clover Park

White River High’s wrestling team is off to Clover Park tonight, Wednesday, for a South Puget Sound League 3A match and then to Yelm for the Tornado Tournament Saturday. They enter both contests riding a wave of confidence after winning two out of three at their own Hahto Dual Tournament Saturday.

Caden Pugmire has the advantage here and later pinned his Lakes opponent Saturday.

White River High’s wrestling team is off to Clover Park tonight, Wednesday, for a South Puget Sound League 3A match and then to Yelm for the Tornado Tournament Saturday. They enter both contests riding a wave of confidence after winning two out of three at their own Hahto Dual Tournament Saturday.

White River topped Capital 59-24 with the Hornets scoring most of their points from forfeits. Caden Pugmire scored a technical fall at 152 pounds. Michael J. Madden pinned his foe in 1 minute, 49 seconds at 160 pounds. Joey Anderson rolled to a 30-second pin at 189. Chase Myers picked up a 56-second fall at 215.

Emerald Ridge put up more of a fight and edged the Hornets 37-33.

At 130 pounds, Jeremy Gurule started a pinfest for White River. His pin came at 1:08, followed by Robert Kautzman, 135 pounds, 1:12; Alec Williams, 140, 2:31; and Anthony Moore, 145, 1:15. Pugmire chipped in with a 7-1 decision at 152, but Emerald Ridge answered with its own run for the narrow defeat.

Collecting a number of forfeits, the Hornets eased past Lakes 65-16. Gurule scored a pin in 1:29. Williams picked up a major decision, 20-6. Moore pinned his Lakes opponent at 2:17 and Pugmire also earned a pin, his coming at the 2:33 mark. Gino Russell, at 171 pounds, won 6-1. Anderson took his 189-pound Lakes opponent to the mat in 3:02 and Dave Meagher won a 4-1 decision at heavyweight.

On Dec. 10, the Hornets suffered a 44-21 league loss at home to Auburn Mountainview.

Gurule won 10-9 at 130 pounds. At 145 pounds, Moore scored a 9-6 decision. Michael J. Madden won a 13-11 decision at 160 and Meagher scored a 42-second pin at heavyweight.

Christopher Suvegas picked up a forfeit at 119 pounds.

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