Wa-Hi grapplers take ninth at Best of the West tournament

Eric Eastman's second place and Ryan Harmon's third pace the Blue Devils at the 31-team wrestling tourney.

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PASCO — Wa-Hi’s Eric Eastman placed second at 189 pounds and Ryan Harmon placed third at 152 in the two-day Best of the West, 31-team wrestling tournament that concluded here on Wednesday.

The Blue Devil team placed ninth with 55 points.

The overall team scoring was Hermiston 261, Southridge 110, Nampa 92, Toppenish 89, Kent-Meridian 84.5, 6. Evergreen 79, Pasco 72, Battle Ground 62, Walla Walla 55, Moses Lake 52.5, Kamiakin 47, Connell 47, Washougal 45, Chiawana 44, Prairie 42.5, Lakes 41, Cascade 38, Riverview 36, Henry Foss 34, Columbia Burbank 32.5, Lewiston 31.5, Richland 29, Hanford 28. Skyview 24, Mount Si 23, Grandview 22, Clarkston 21, Kiona-Benton 18, Hermiston JV 16, Pasco JV 11, Colville 3.

On the first day, in team competition, Wa-Hi scored dual-match victories over Henry Foss, 45-29, and Prairie, 37-34.

The Blue Devils lost team duals to Hermiston, 62-10, and Grandview, 42-32.

On the second day, Wa-Hi wrestlers competed in an individual competition with a single-elimination, 32-man bracket.

"Overall, I think we did fine," Wa-Hi coach Clayton Hudiburg said. "We had a few ups and downs, but we were definitely weighted more heavily on the ups.

"Eric and Ryan both had great tournaments and only lost to the No. 1 seeds," Hudiburg said of Eastman and Harmon. "I am also pleased with our improvement over previous tournaments with regards to team placing.

"The guys wrestled as many as nine matches over the past two days, so they are looking forward to a few day off over Christmas," Hudiburg said.

Wa-Hi Individual Competition

103 — Tim Parks, 0-2, DNP; 119 — Houston Rice, 1-1, DNP; 125 — Dustin Taylor, 1-1, DNP; 130 — Nason Babbitt, 1-1, DNP; 135 — Anthony Stalder, 2-1, DNP; 140 — Shea Swedin, 1-1, DNP; 145 — Ryan Harmon, 4-1, 3rd place; 152 — Ryan Evans, 1-1, DNP; 171 — Aaron Kershaw, 1-1, DNP; 189 — Eric Eastman, 3-1, 2nd place; 215 — Joel McClure, 0-2, DNP; 285 — Gerald Maib, 1-1, DNP.


Wa-Hi Team Competition

Wa-Hi 45, Henry Foss 20 (First Day).

103 — Dalton McDonald, Kamiakin, pin Tim Parks, Wa-Hi, Pin 1:30; 112 — Hayden Wise, Moses Lake, dec. Luis Cornelio, Henry Henry Foss, 8-7; 119 — Sandy Dittell, Henry Foss, pin Houston Rice, Wa-Hi, 1:31; 125 — Kamiakin Freudenstein, Henry Foss, dec Dustin Taylor, Wa-Hi, 11-7; 130 — Nason Babbitt, Wa-Hi, pin Chet Bardwell, Grandview, 0:42; 135 — Jensen Chau, OSS. tec. fall Anthony Stalder, Wa-Hi, 18-1; 140 — Max Welsh, Henry Foss, dec Shea Swedin, Wa-Hi, 6-2; 145 — Ryan Harmon, Wa-Hi, pin Kyle Redford, CASC, 1:35; 152 — Ryan Evans, Wa-Hi, pin Chance Wheeler, KIBE, 0:37; 160 — Ethan Small, Wa-Hi, dec Vladimir Kalinchuk, Henry Foss, 14-10; 171 — Aaron Kershaw — Wa-Hi, pin AJ Hunt, RICH, 1:28; 189 — Eric Eastman, Wa-Hi, pin Jake Reining, EX, 5:41; 215 — Luis Garcia, Henry Foss, pin Joel McClure, Wa-Hi, 1:26; 285 — Gerald Maib, Wa-Hi, pin Alan Footh, CASC, 1:53.

Hermiston 62, Wa-Hi 10

103 — Stetson Iverson, Hermiston, pin Tim Parks, Wa-Hi, 4:23; 112 — Sid Britt, Hermiston, maj dec Hayden Wise, Moses Lake, 14-2; 119 — CJ Dircksen, Hermiston, pin Houston Rice, Wa-Hi, 0:40; 125 — Joey Delgado, Hermiston, maj dec Dustin Taylor, Wa-Hi, 15-1; 130 — Jaylee Britt, Hermiston, tec. fall Nason Babbitt, Wa-Hi, 17-1; 135 — Brad Thomas, Hermiston, tech fall Anthony Stalder, Wa-Hi, 19-2; 140 — Abraham Rodriguez, Hermiston. pin Shea Swedin, Wa-Hi, 0:38; 145 — Ryan Harmon, Wa-Hi, maj. dec Fabian Scotto, Hermiston, 16-4; 152 — Matt Kilsdonk, Hermiston, dec Ryan Evans, Wa-Hi, 9-4; 160 — Bryce McMahon, Hermiston, pin Ethan Small, Wa-Hi, 0:47; 171 — Ben Millard, Hermiston, pin Aaron Kershaw, Wa-Hi, 1:08; 189 — Curtis Berger, Hermiston, dec Eric Eastman, Wa-Hi, 11-5; 215 — David Liebe, Hermiston, pin Joel McClure, Wa-Hi, 1:25; 285 — Gerald Maib, Wa-Hi, pin Kevin Dopps, Hermiston, 1:49.

Walla Walla 47, Prairie 34

No individual results available

Grandview 42 Walla Walla 32

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