One was close, one was a rout and both were wins for the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team in a double-dual meet at Mount Vernon High School Thursday, Dec. 19.
The Wildcats and Mount Vernon were tied going into the final bout, and it took Jackson Constant only seven seconds to pin his opponent and give Oak Harbor the 37-31 win.
Meadowdale forfeited seven matches as Oak Harbor rolled by the Mavericks 58-12.
In the Mount Vernon match, wins by Christian Bertram (120 pounds), Jeremy Vester (132) and Jahleel Vester (138) and a forfeit to Garrett Stahl (113) pushed Oak Harbor to a 19-11 lead.
The Bulldogs then won four straight to lead 25-19. Falls by Wildcats Gage Eccleston (182), Jacob Dugin (195) and Constant (285) over the final four bouts secured the win.
Bertram, Jeremy Vester and Constant added their second win of the night with victories in the Meadowdale match.
With forfeits against the Mavericks, Eccleston and Dugin also finished with a pair of wins.
Because of a mix-up involving Meadowdale's forfeits, the 138-pound match was skipped and some Maverick wrestlers competed in the wrong weight class.
Oak Harbor (2-1) travels to Bellingham's Squalicum High School for the Graham Morin Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
Oak Harbor 37, Mount Vernon 31
106 pounds: Isabel Garcia lost by fall, 1:48.
113: Stahl won by forfeit.
120: Bertram won by fall, 5:05.
126: Carl Caidic lost 15-0.
132: Jeremy Vester won 9-1.
138: Jahleel Vester won 7-2.
145: Zach Aketch lost 19-2.
152: Sebastian Ceaser lost 7-4.
160: Mark Johnston lost 5-3.
170: Kekai Tarrant lost 9-4.
182: Eccleston won by fall, 1:53.
190: Dugin won by fall, 3:35.
220: Ray Quinday lost by fall, 3:51.
285: Constant won by fall, :07.
Oak Harbor 58, Meadowdale 12
106: Garcia won by forfeit.
113: Bertram won 12-3.
120: Caidic won by forfeit.
126: William Stuntz lost by fall, 2:35.
132: Jeremy Vester won by fall, 3:34.
138: No match
145: Aketch won by forfeit.
152: Ceaser lost 8-2.
160: Johnston won by forfeit.
170: Tarrant lost 12-11.
182: Eccleston won by forfeit.
195: Dugin won by forfeit.
220: Quinday won by forfeit.
285: Constant won by fall, 1:17.