Pins are plentiful for Pirates, W-P grapplers

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RITZVILLE — Pins were plentiful here Thursday night as Pomeroy and Waitsburg-Prescott joined White Swan and host Lind-Ritzville-Sprague in a mix-and-match wrestling competition.

Pomeroy grapplers competed in 13 matches, with all of them settled by fall. The Pirates were victorious in 10 of them.

And Waitsburg-Prescott wrestled 14 times. All were decided by pin, with W-P winning five times.

“We had a great night,” Pomeroy coach Brian Slaybaugh said. “Our guys were aggressive and really went after their opponents.”

“Our wrestlers have shown great improvement,” W-P coach Lanny Adams said of his individuals, who are part of a third-year program.

Clayton King at 138 pounds won three matches to lead Pomeroy. Steve Wysocki at 132 and Taylor Lewis at 160 won twice each.

Tristan Newman at 285 pounds and Kavin Kuykendall at 145 won two matches each for W-P, and David Just at 126 accounted for the team’s fifth victory.

Waitsburg-Prescott travels to Mac-Hi Monday for its next action and will compete at Colfax on Thursday. Pomeroy’s next outing will be one week from today at White Swan.

Pomeroy Individuals

STEVE WYSOCKI (132) — Pinned Jesus Grajales, White Swan, 2:47; pinned Oscar Ponce, White Swan, :33.

CLAYTON KING (138) — Pinned Huaong Vu, Lind-Ritzville, 1:46; pinned Jesus Grajales, White Swan, :58; pinned TJ Morrison, W-P, 1:56.

JEROD THORPE (145) — Pinned by Kavin Kuykendall, W-P, 3:13; pinned TJ Morrison, W-P, 3:13.

TAYLOR LEWIS (160) — Pinned Tyler Brooks, W-P, 3:17; pinned Jon Watlament, White Swan, 3:37.

JACOB SCHUH (170) — Pinned by Tyler Brooks, W-P, :37; pinned Jon Watlament, White Swan, 3:00.

EVERETT STEVENSON (195) — Pinned EJ Oppelt-Rising Sun, W-P, 3:15; pinned by G. Rojas, White Swan, :51.

Waitsburg-Prescott Individuals

DAVID JUST (126) — Pinned Oscar Pounce, White Swan, 1:25.

KAVIN KUYKENDALL (145) — Pinned Jared Thorpe, Pomeroy, :52; pinned Huaong Vo, Lind-Ritzville, 1:44.

TJ MORRISON (145) — Pinned by Jared Thorpe, Pomeroy, 4:47; pinned by Clayton King, Pomeroy, 1:56.

TYLER BROOKS (160) — Pinned by Taylor Lewis, Pomeroy, 3:17; pinned by Jacob Shuh, Pomeroy, 3:00.

DJ LALKA (182) — Pinned by Manueal Vidrios, White Swan, :24; pinned by Karl Hawks, Lind-Rtizville, :08.

EJ OPPELT-RISING SUN (195) — Pinned by Everett Stevenson, Pomeroy, 3:15.

TYLER HOFFMAN (220) — Pinned by Giovanni Rojas, White Swan, 1:15; pinned by Robert Garza, White Swan, 1:35.

TRISTAN NEWMAN (285) — Pinned Salvadore Esquivel, White Swan, :52; pinned Lalyne Hawks, Lind-Ritsville, :28.

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