Knebel picks up win, Pirates cruise at Royal Rumble

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ROYAL CITY, Wash. - The Pomeroy Pirates wrestling team brought home two champions and a third place from the Royal Rumble, comprised of 14 teams, in Royal City Saturday.

Tory Knebel and Wyatt Jenkins won three matches apiece to place first. Austin Reisdorph went 1-1 for a third place finish.

Other placers for Pomeroy included Ryan Smith fourth and Jacob Moore fifth.

"Jacob Moore, at 145 pounds, had the toughest weight class," Pomeroy assistant coach Fred Knebel said. "Wyatt Jenkins and Tory Knebel had good final matches. We're just getting our kids ready for the postseason."

Due to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association match limitations, Pomeroy did not bring a full contingent of wrestlers.

Pomeroy next hits the mats Tuesday at home on Senior Night at 6 p.m.

106 - Ramiro Guerra, Othello, dec Clayton King, Pomeroy,8-4. King pinned Kai Jenks, Royal City, 3rd rd. King dec. Antonio Gomez, Wahluke, 9-6. DNP. 145 - Jacob Moore, Pomeroy, pinned Antonio Torres, Davenport, 2nd rd. Laddie Goroski, Royal City, dec. Moore, 6-2. Michael Ramsey, Naches, dec. Moore 7-5. 5th place. 152 - Ryan Smith, Pomeroy, pinned Codie Fraker, Columbia-Burbank, 2nd rd. Charley Eldred, Reardon, dec. Smith, 10-5. Smith dec. Emilio Bustus, 15-3. 4th place. 160 - Wyatt Jenkins, Pomeroy, pinned Chris Burbank, Brewster, 2nd round. Jenkins dec. Alex Myrick, 10-3. Jenkins pinned Waylen Anderson, Reardon, 3rd rd. 1st place. 170 - Tory Knebel, Pomeroy, pinned Kevin Isidro, Brewster, 1st rd. Knebel pinned Victor Manzo, Riverview, 1st rd. Knebel dec. Yarik Tyutyunnik, Riverview, 4-2. 195 - Damien Delarosa, Royal City, dec. Austin Reisdorph, Pomeroy, 7-6. Reisdroph pinned Ike Martinez, Reardon, 2nd rd. 3rd place.

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