Blake McBride fights for a take down in the championship match Saturday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Blake McBride fights for a take down in the championship match Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Seven place at Walley Invitational / Wrestling

Seven Oak Harbor High School wrestlers reached the podium at the 14-team Spud Walley Invitational in Sedro-Woolley Saturday, Dec. 9.

Blake McBride (145 pounds) paced the Wildcats by placing second. Michael Fisken (285) nabbed third; Caleb Fitzgerald (126), Jamal Graham (106) and Shamus Warden (113) were fourth; and Giovanni Ribay (132) and Ethan Pace (182) finished sixth.

“(It) went well,” coach Larry Falcon said. “(We) are still growing and getting to our potential.”

While varsity was putting in a nice showing in Sedro-Woolley, the junior varsity was shining in a JV tournament in Snohomish.

Jakob Dailey, Grace Chargualaf, Elizabeth Clairmont and Taylor Cress all won titles.

Corbyn Taylor and DeAndre Bennett took home second place, while Evan Beerbower, Hunter Hogarth and Salvador Tirado each placed third.

All the Wildcats won at least one match, according to Falcon, and Cheyanne Winchester collected her first career win.

Oak Harbor (1-2) opens Wesco North action when it hosts Snohomish (1-2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Results at the Walley Tournament

106, Jamal Graham (fourth place): bye, won 21-6, lost by fall; lost 6-2.

113, Shamus Warden (fourth place): bye, won 22-1; lost by fall; lost 17-3.

126, Caleb Fitzgerald (fourth place): bye; won by fall; lost by fall; lost 8-0.

132, Giovanni Ribay (sixth place): bye; lost by fall; bye; bye; lost by fall.

145, Blake McBride (second place): bye; won 6-1, won 3-1; lost 3-2.

152, Shingo Johnston: lost by fall; won by fall; lost by fall.

160: Chris Brooks: won by fall; lost by fall; lost 10-3.

170: Ethan Pace (sixth place): lost by fall; bye; won by injury default; won 13-2, lost by fall.

285: Michael Fisken (3rd place): won 8-7; won 7-1; lost 7-2; won by fall.

285: Nathanial Nunez: bye; lost by fall; lost 3-2.

Michael Fisken puts his opponent on his back on the way to winning the third place match Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Michael Fisken puts his opponent on his back on the way to winning the third place match Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Caleb Fitzgerald battles in the third-place match at the Spud Walley Invitational.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Caleb Fitzgerald battles in the third-place match at the Spud Walley Invitational. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jamal Graham works for control in Saturday’s tournament.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Jamal Graham works for control in Saturday’s tournament. (Photo by John Fisken)

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