Pomeroy grapplers finish 4th at Downriver Challenge

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CATHLAMET — Pomeroy’s wrestlers placed fourth in a 14-team field and had two of its wrestlers claim individual championships here Saturday during the annual Downriver Challenge tournament.

The Pirates finished behind tourney champion Castle Rock, Wahkiakum, and Knappa.

Freshman Havin Heytvelt (138 pounds) and Wyatt Jenkins (170), who was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler, walked away with individual titles for Pomeroy. Heytvelt and Jenkins both posted 3-0 records. Heytvelt recorded two decisions and one pin. Jenkins registered one technical fall, one fall, and one decision.

“Havin (Heytvelt) did an excellent job,” Pomeroy coach Brian Slaybaugh said. “His final match was very close — he won by one point.

Wyatt is a solid wrestler, he picked it up to another level,” Slaybaugh continued. “He’s progressed as the season’s gone on.”

Kenny Carr (160) and Clayton King (113) brought home third-place performances, Taylor Lewis (152) was fourth, Jack Neice (120), Steven Wysocki (126) and Tyler King (170) were fifth, Blaine Reisdorph (152) placed sixth, and Greg Florek (132) was seventh for the Pirates.

“We have five freshmen — we’re pretty young,” Slaybaugh said. “I’m happy we got fourth.”

The Pirates wrestle at Waitsburg-Prescott on Tuesday.

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