Pomeroy, Wa-Hi JV, W-P grapplers take to mats

Wrapped up in the arms of Waitsburg-Prescott's Kavin Kuykendall, Wa-Hi's Kurtis Crump winces in pain during their matchup Tuesday evening at Wa-Hi.

Wrapped up in the arms of Waitsburg-Prescott's Kavin Kuykendall, Wa-Hi's Kurtis Crump winces in pain during their matchup Tuesday evening at Wa-Hi. Photo by Matthew Zimmerman Banderas.

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WALLA WALLA — Pomeroy dominated Wa-Hi’s junior varsity team Tuesday night, winning 11 of 12 matches against the Blue Devils and Waitsburg-Prescott.

The Pirates pinned nine Wa-Hi wrestlers on the evening and took one decision over the only Waitsburg-Prescott wrestler they faced.

Pomeroy’s Clayton King pinned Wa-Hi’s Joey Camacho with 1:39 elapsed in the first round.

Pomeroy had five freshmen hit the mats.

“It can be tough for freshman to start out and wrestle as first-year high school students,” Pomeroy coach Brian Slaybaugh said.

Greg Florek got two victories for Pomeroy. Florek pinned Wa-Hi’s Brandon Hernandez and won by disqualification over the Blue Devils’ Alec Carrera.

Pomeroy had two wrestlers at both 152 pounds and 160. All four wrestlers garnered victories.

W-P’s Trenton Kitselman picked up a pin at 145 pounds, Steven Grimes did the same at 170 pounds and Tristan Newman pinned Wa-Hi’s Kurt Blackman in 1:23.

W-P next wrestles at Ritzville on Jan. 17.

The Pirates wrestle again Saturday at Royal City.

Wa-Hi’s JV grapplers join the Blue Devil varsity at Chiawana on Thursday.

Pomeroy individual results

113 — Clayton King, Pom, pinned Joey Camacho, Wa-Hi JV, 1:39.

120 — Jack Neice, Pom, dec Keanu Biagi, Wa-Hi, 7-5.

126 — Justin Evans, Wa-Hi, pinned Steven Wysocki, Pom, 1:41.

132 — Greg Florek, Pom, pinned Brandon Hernandez, Wa-Hi, 4:22; Greg Florek, Pom, DQ Alec Carrera, Wa-Hi.

138 — Havin Heytvelt, Pom, pinned Chris French, Wa-Hi, 1:41.

145 — Adam Herres, Pom, pinned Sergey Thacker, Wa-Hi, 1:03.

152 — Taylor Lewis, Pom, dec Andrew Granchukoff, Wa-Hi, 7-3; Blaine Reisdorph, Pom, pinned Logan Hope, Wa-Hi, 2:49.

160 — Kyle Hyer, Pom, pinned Jesse Rawson, W-P, 3:10; Ryan Smith, Pom, dec Dalton Janopoulos, W-P, 11-7.

170 — Wyatt Jenkins, Pom, pinned Gerardo Gomen, Wa-Hi, 1:58;Tyler King, Pom, pinned Aidan Boede, Wa-Hi, 3:30.

Waitsburg-Prescott individual results

120 — B. Salcedo, Wa-Hi, dec Gabe Escalante, W-P, 11-5.

138 — C. Bennett, Wa-Hi, pinned Brandon Aceves, W-P, 3:46; J. Chappell, Wa-Hi, pinned Brandon Aceves, W-P, 3:12.

145 — Trenton Kitselman, W-P, pinned A. Lybertt, Wa-Hi, 4:35; A. Lybertt, Wa-Hi, dec James Thompkins, W-P, 14-10.

152 — K. Crump, Wa-Hi, pinned Kavin Kuykendall, W-P, 5:40; A. Juhasz, Wa-Hi, pinned Kuykendall, W-P, 1:16.

160 — Ryan Smith, Pom, dec Dalton Janopolous, W-P, 11-7; Kyle Hyer, Pom, pinned Jess Rawson, W-P, 3:10.

170 — Steven Grimes, W-P, pinned C. Lawrence, Wa-Hi, 2:20.

285 — Tristan Newman, W-P, pinned Kurt Blackman, Wa-Hi, 1:23.

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