Enumclaw closes regular season and begins march toward state

The last tournament of the regular season for the Enumclaw High wrestling team went well. The Hornets topped host East Valley, 43-27, North Central, 49-24, and Hanford, 72-6, Friday and Saturday at the East Valley High School Dream Duals competition in Spokane.

Bonney Lake’s Pat Bendon may have thought he had the upper hand on defending state champion Sam Bauer of Enumclaw

The last tournament of the regular season for the Enumclaw High wrestling team went well. The Hornets topped host East Valley, 43-27, North Central, 49-24, and Hanford, 72-6, Friday and Saturday at the East Valley High School Dream Duals competition in Spokane.

The Hornets also racked up a 56-13 win over Bonney Lake Jan. 21 and cruised past Franklin Pierce Thursday to continue its dominance of the South Puget Sound League 3A. The top-ranked Hornets host Sumner at 7 tonight, Wednesday, and then meet the White River Hornets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buckley for the season finale.

In Spokane, the Hornets dominated the tournament, posting nearly 30 pins in three dual matches.

Against Bonney Lake, the Hornets built a 29-0 lead after the match started with the 152-pound weight class and Kario Wallin’s technical fall. Connor Elder posted a 1-minute, 18-second pin at 160 and D.J. Qualls followed it up with an 8-1 decision. Tyler Rewoldt captured a 10-8 decision at 189 while Brad McCutchen scored a 4:20 pin at 215.

The Panthers forfeited the heavyweight class and scored their first points of the night with a pin at 103 pounds.

Then Enumclaw went on another tear with Marcus Nickols picking up the technical fall, Cole Snider getting a 4:52 pin, Sam Bauer adding a technical fall and Wayne Horton nailing a 2:48 pin.

Bonney Lake picked up a decision at 135 pounds. Defending state champion Jason Gray added five points with a technical fall at 140 for EHS and Bonney Lake’s Addison Tracy held on for the major decision at 145 for the final.




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