PASCO — Waitsburg-Prescott’s Tristan Newman came up with two wins as the W-P wrestling team opened its league schedule at Tri-Cities Prep on Tuesday.
Newman came up with wins against Salvador Esquievel and Nic McAdams in the 285-pound weight class. Newman pinned both of his opponents in the first round.
Newman, W-P’s only state competitor from last season, anchors an extremely young W-P roster, coach Lanny Adams said.
“The wrestlers fought hard on the mat,” Adams said. “Some mistakes were made, but that is to be expected when you have a team that is as young as ours. The experience levels range from a returning state competitor to first year.”
David Just came up with an opening round win against Oscar Ponce in the 126-pound class, as Just came up with a pin only 46 seconds into the first round. He lost his second match by pinfall to Jesus Ramos.
Kavin Kuykendall pinned Bryson Davis in the first round before he fell to Reggie Jones in the 145-pound division.
Tyler Hoffman was the only other W-P wrestler to get a victory, as he pinned Kevin Winder in the 220-pound weight class.
“While we have room for improvement, we have some that are on top of their game and want to learn more,” Adams said.
Waitsburg-Prescott returns to the mat at the Tri-Cities Invite on Saturday.
126 — David Just, W-P, pinned Oscar Ponce, White Swan, 0:46. Jesus Ramos, Kamiakin, pinned Just 2:35.
145 — Kavin Kuykendall, W-P, pinned Bryson Davis, Columbia-Burbank, 1:20. Reggie Jones, Colfax, pinned Kuykendall, 3:02.
160 — Kevin Knauff, Garfield-Palouse, pinned Tyler Brooks, W-P, 1:09. Joseph Hernandez, Kamiakin, dec Brooks, 7-0.
182 — Brian Deyoung, Colfax, pinned DJ Lalka, W-P, 5:30. Jose Solorio, Kamiakin, pinned Lalka, 4:45.
195 — Everett Stevenson, Pomeroy, by technical EJ Oppelt, W-P, 23-8. Hunter Young, Columbia-Burbank, pinned Oppelt, 0:44.
220 — Gio Rojas, White Swan, pinned Tyler Hoffman, W-P, 1:01. Hoffman pinned Kevin Winder, Liberty, 1:09. Evan Lord, Colfax, pinned Hoffman, 2:25.
285 — Tristan Newman, W-P, pinned Salvador Esquievel, White Swan, 1:34. Newman pinned Nic McAdams, Colfax, 1:07.