Trio of W-P grapplers pick up two wins at T-C Prep

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PASCO — A trio Waitsburg-Prescott grapplers picked up two victories at a five-team wrestling meet at Tri-Cities Prep Tuesday night.

Gabe Escalante, Trenton Kitselman and Steven Grimes all went 2-0 at the meet over wrestlers from Tri-Cities Prep, Hanford, Southridge and Chiawana.

Escalante, at 113 pounds, first picked up a major decision of a Hanford foe, 13-3, before earning a 4-3 win over another Falcon.

Kitselman, at 145 pounds, pinned his Hanford opponent in 1:28, and then his Tri-Cities Prep rival in 1:43.

And Grimes, at 170 pounds, pinned the same Southridge wrestler in 1:39 and 1:17.

Dalton Janopoulus set a new school record for fastest pin by taking down his Southridge opponent in 12 seconds at 160 pounds.

At 285 pounds, Tristan Newman picked up a pin over a Chiawana wrestler in 5:42.

Waitsburg-Prescott travels to Liberty High in Spangle, Wash., on Saturday for a 10 a.m. meet.

W-P heads to Colfax on Tuesday for the last league meet before sub-regionals in Davenport on Feb. 2.

Regionals are Feb. 8-9 at Reardan.

W-P individuals

113 — Gabe Escalante, W-P, maj dec C. Brown, Han, 13-3; Escalante dec S. Parkman, Han, 4-3.

132 — L. Cazier, Chia, pinned Brandon Aceves, W-P, 5:34; L. Salines, Chia, dec Aceves, 18-8.

145 — Trenton Kitselman, W-P, pinned C. Fox, Han, 1:28; Kitselman, W-P, pinned L. Sauceda, T-C Prep, 1:43.

145 — A. Ramos, Chia, pinned Kavin Kuykendall, W-P, 3:13; C. Fox, Han, pinned Kuykendall, :44.

160 — Dalton Janopoulus, W-P, pinned L. Archeta, South, :12; A. Dryer, Han, pinned Janopoulus, 3:40.

170 — Steven Grimes, W-P, pinned B. Nelson, South, 1:39; Grimes, W-P, pinned B. Nelson, South, 1:17.

182 — A. Bemal, South, pinned Antonio Benito, W-P, 1:03; J. Doyle, Chia, pinned Benito, 1:46.

285 — Tristan Newman, W-P, pinned A. Cruz, Chia, 5:42; A. Chavarro, Chia, pinned Newman, 1:34.

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