Knebel leads quartet of Pirate wrestlers to State

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REARDAN, Wash. - Tory Knebel will lead a quartet of Pomeroy wrestlers to next weekend's high school wrestling championships after claiming the 160-pound title at the Class B East Regional tournament that wrapped up here Saturday.

Knebel, a junior, earned the regional crown with a 2-0 decision over Reardan's Logan Zunker.

"It was a good match, a close match," Pomeroy coach Derek Shawley said. "It was not a nailbiter. I felt Tory was in control the whole time."

Junior Jacob Moore and sophomore Wyatt Jenkins both finished third at 140 and 171 pounds, respectively. Moore nipped Daniel Stauffer of Davenport, 2-1, in his final match and Jenkins pinned Lake Roosevelt's Sean Waters in the third round of his tournament finale.

"The 140-pound class is stacked; it's a tough, tough class," Shawley said. "The kid (Moore) beat (for third) was in the state finals last year.

"Wyatt had a strong kick at the end," Shawley said. "He's a sophomore and that's good for him."

Sophomore Austin Reisdorph placed fourth at 189 after dropping a close encounter to Adam Hansen of Warden, 3-1.

"He beat Hansen last week," Shawley said. "Our region is so strong.

"There were a lot of big upsets and we saw some matches we'll see next Saturday night in the Tacoma Dome," Shawley said.

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