Wildcats maul MG | Wrestling
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
January 27, 2012 · 8:17 AM
Putting an exclamation point on a fine regular season, the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team mauled visiting Marysville Getchell 56-15 in the final Wesco match Thursday, Jan. 26.
The Wildcats wrapped up the regular season with a 7-1 record, second in the Western Conference 3A division behind Everett, and 15-2 overall.
Up next is the sub-regional tournament, hosted by Oak Harbor, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4. Ferndale, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley will join the nine Wesco schools in the meet; five individuals in each weight class will earn berths in the regional tournament.
The match with Marysville Getchell (3-3, 9-7), "on paper," coach Mike Crebbin said, "should have been closer."
He added, "The kids are really coming together. We had good matches up and down the weight classes. I am really proud of my kids."
Oak Harbor received wins from Christian Bertram (106, forfeit), Jahleel Vester (120, fall, 1:21), Cody Fakkema (126, fall, 1:41), Mark Johnston (132, 12-0), Nathanael Stanford (145, fall, 1:10), Joshua Crebbin (152, fall, 4:16), David Payne (160, 13-5), Collin Higingbotham (170, 8-4), Josh Orritt (182, fall, 5:13), Jeremy Alonzo (195, 6-5) and Jacob Dugin (220, fall, 3:22).
Jeremy Vester (113, 5-2), Ryuta Meany (138, fall, 1:18) and Jackson Constant (285, fall, :38) dropped their matches.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.