4 Wildcats place at Edmonds Invitational / Boys wrestling

Four Oak Harbor High School boy wrestlers placed at the Edmonds Invitational Saturday, Dec. 1, at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

As a team, the Wildcats placed 16th out of 31 with 64.5 points in their first competition of the season. Yelm claimed the team title with 202 points.

Blake McBride (152 pounds) paced Oak Harbor by taking fourth. Cole Valdez (106) took fifth, and Caleb Fitzgerald (132) and Nate Nunez (285) finished sixth.

Coupeville’s Alex Turner (182), who trains with Oak Harbor, won two of four matches. He opened with a 14-8 win, lost by a fall (1:48), won 9-7 and lost 6-0.

Oak Harbor also sent a group to the junior varsity tournament at Snohomish Saturday. Nine Wildcats placed: Zachary Badaouie (150-159), fourth; Evan Beerbower (156-167), fourth; Nathan Kolden (238-254), fifth; Ryan Sanchez (96-105), sixth; Charles Brooks (130-136), sixth; Zachary English (174-182), sixth; Nolan Byng (192-207), sixth; Jeremy Lujan (136-143), seventh; and Viktor Cononge (114-117), eighth.

Next up for the Oak Harbor varsity boys is a trip to Decatur High School in Federal Way for the Hurricane Harris Invitational at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Oak Harbor results at Edmonds

106, Cole Valdez (fifth place): bye; won by fall (2:42); lost 14-3; won 4-0; won 7-4.

120, Shamus Warden: bye; lost 10-8 (overtime); lost by fall (3:18).

126, Jamal Graham: lost 9-6; won 6-4; won by fall (:51); lost 10-3.

132, Jakob Dailey: lost by fall (:26); won by fall (2:52); won by fall (4:49); won 16-15; lost 13-3.

132, Caleb Fitzgerald (sixth place): won 17-0; won by fall (2:57); lost by fall (3:03); won 8-2; lost 11-4.

138, Thibault Simorato: lost 15-2; bye; won by fall (2:14); lost 6-5.

152, Blake McBride (fourth place): won 2-0; won 8-3; won 7-2; lost 7-1; lost 3-2.

152, Jeremiah Dailey: lost by fall (5:41); lost by fall (3:29).

160: Noah Hangan: lost 8-4; bye; lost 17-2.

182, Brandon Liberty: lost by fall (2:26); bye; lost by fall (4:13).

285, Nate Nunez: won by fall (3:53); lost 6-1; won 6-4; won 2-1; lost 3-2.

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