PRESCOTT — Pomeroy ran into a bit of a setback in its first Southeast 1B/2B wrestling meet held Tuesday at Prescott.
The Pirates, missing several veteran wrestlers due to injuries and illness, won just three out of 19 matches.
“We kind of wrestled like we were asleep tonight,” Pomeroy coach Brian Slaybaugh said. “Hopefully it’s just one of those days — the kids didn’t act like they showed up to wrestle.”
Those out to injury include seniors Austin Reisdorph (220 pounds), Mike Wymore (220) and junior Wyatt Hyer (145).
Reisdorph is still recovering from an injury suffered during football and is not expected to return until near the end of the regular season. Wymore suffered and elbow injury two weeks agao, and Wyatt Hyer is out for the season after breaking his leg during a match. Slaybaugh said several other wrestlers were out due to a flu going through the team.
Wyatt Jenkins (170) was the only Pirate to win both of his matches.
“Wyatt Jenkins is still kind of the leader of the team and still wrestling really well,” Slaybaugh said.
Clayton King (120) pinned one of his two opponents to earn the team’s only other win.
The Pirates hit the mats next for a mix-and-match meet Dec. 28 and host the Pomeroy Christmas Tournament the following day.
120 — K. Feltwell, LC, pinned Clayton King, Pom. Clayton King, Pom, pinned C. Nacacia, TCP. T. Rodgers, WS, pinned Jack Neice, Pom. G. Escalante, W-P, pinned Jack Neice, Pom.
126 — K. Halfer, LC, pinned Steven Wysocki, Pom. A. Martin, WS, pinned Steven Wysocki, Pom.
132 — R. Jones, Col, pinned Greg Florek, Pom. B. Aceues, WP, pinned Greg Florek, Pom.
145 — Adam Herres, Pom, pinned R. Gonzales, WS, :54.
152 — B. Torres, WS, pinned Taylor Lewis, Pom. A. Gonzales dec. Taylor Lewis, Pom, 6-7. A. Gonzales, WS, dec. Blaine Reisdorph, Pom, 14-3.
160 — B. Arnesen, Col, pinned Kyle Hyer, Pom. D. Larue, WP, pinned Kyle Hyer, Pom. B. Arnesen, Col, dec. Kenny Carr, Pom, 14-12.
170 — Wyatte Jenkins, Pom, pinned K. Kauffman, GP, 2:18. Wyatt Jenkins, Pom, pinned C. Lord, Col, 2:30. J. Hurdler, TCP, pinned Tyler King, Pom. K. Kauffman, GP, pinned Tyler King, Pom.
Teams — Tri-Cities Prep (TCP), Colfax (Col), Liberty Christian (LC), White Swan (WS), Garfield-Palouse (GP), St. John-Endicott (SJE), Pomeroy (Pom), Waitsburg-Prescott (W-P).