Graham wins title at Gator Invitational / Boys wrestling

Jamal Graham won his division and 10 Wildcats placed as the Oak Harbor High School boys wrestling team finished fifth at the 12-team Gator Invitational Saturday, Dec. 14, at Decatur High School in Federal Way.

Graham won three straight matches to capture the 132-pound class to help Oak Harbor score 111.5 team points. Decatur won the team title with 162 points.

Derek Salazar-Leyva (106 pounds) and Braxton Vawter (113) finished fourth; Shamus Warden (113) was fifth; and Cole Valdez (120), Timothy Luttrell-Dingler (145), Zachary Badaouie (152), Noah Hangan (160) and Zachary English (195) placed sixth.

Oak Harbor (2-0) hosts a double dual meet with Lakewood (4-2) and Kamiak (0-2) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.

Oak Harbor varsity results at Decatur

106, Derek Salazar-Leyva (fourth place): won by fall (1:32); lost by fall; lost by fall (3:30).

113, Braxton Vawter (fourth): bye; lost 17-2; lost by fall (2:40).

113, Shamus Warden (fifth): lost by fall (4:00); won 15-0; won by fall (1:45).

120, Cole Valdez (sixth): won by fall (1:02); lost 5-3; won by fall (3:50); won by fall (2:28); lost 10-5.

126, Jeff Hogarth: lost by fall (:39); lost by fall (:15).

126, Trevor Lang: bye; lost by fall (4:34); bye; lost by fall (1:46).

132, Jamal Graham (first): won by fall (1:59); won by fall (1:19); won 8-2.

145, Timothy Luttrell-Dingler (sixth): lost by fall (3:20); bye; won by fall (2:07); lost by fall (3:37).

152, Zachary Badaouie (sixth): bye; lost 15-0; won by fall (2:10); won by fall (:51); lost by fall (2:02).

160, Noah Hangan (sixth): bye; lost 5-3; won by fall (3:19); won by fall (4:38); lost by fall (4:27).

170, Evan Beerbower: won by fall (:37); lost by fall (5:37); won by fall (1:24); lost by fall (1:53).

182, Jaden Scott: won by fall (3:47); lost by fall (:43); won by fall (2:54); lost 17-6.

195, Zachary English (sixth): lost in tie-breaker 7-5; won by fall (1:11); lost by fall (2:55).

220, Eric Scott: lost by fall (:52); lost by fall (:59).

285, Nathan Kolden: lost by fall (:31); lost by fall (1:55).

285, Jeremy Houser: won by fall (3:54); lost by fall (2:09); lost by fall (4:20).

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