Among the Enumclaw High wrestlers defeating their Thomas Jefferson opponents on Dec. 18 was Cole Bowen, who picked up a major decision at 132 pounds. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Among the Enumclaw High wrestlers defeating their Thomas Jefferson opponents on Dec. 18 was Cole Bowen, who picked up a major decision at 132 pounds. Photo by Kevin Hanson

EHS wrestlers trounce Raiders for second victory

The Doc Herren Invitational will begin after the holiday break.

It’s two league matches for the Enumclaw High wrestlers and two easy victories in the books.

The Hornets hosted the Thomas Jefferson Raiders the evening of Dec. 18 and sent the visitors home to Federal Way on the losing end of a 51-15 score. Enumclaw had made its North Puget Sound league debut Dec. 12 and routed Decatur 60-15.

Hornet wrestlers prevailed in nine of the 11 contested matches – each team forfeited a weight class and there was a double forfeit at 182 pounds – against Thomas Jefferson.

Pinning their opponents were Noah Cormier at 106 pounds; Westin Triplett, 120; Aidan Carroll, 145; Lorenzo Luchi, 220; and Ryder Popke, 285. In the finale, Popke turned in the quickest performance of the night, turning his Raider foe in just 15 seconds.

Drew Krehbiel picked up five team points with a 15-0 technical fall at 160 pounds and Cole Bowen earned a major decision at 132; Brandon Cormier and Cade Carter registered decisions at 113 and 126 pounds, respectively.

After taking a break from competition, Enumclaw returns to the mat this week for the Friday-Saturday Doc Herren Invitation at Auburn High. Then there’s another extended break, with the Hornets returning to Chuck Smith Gym on Jan. 7, hosting Federal Way.


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