Five Oak Harbor High School wrestlers placed among the top four at the boys sub-regional tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, at Snohomish High School and advance to this weekend’s regional meet.
The 3A Region I tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Bonney Lake High School and will include teams from the Western Conference, Northwest Conference and Pierce County League (Tacoma area).
Oak Harbor placed ninth out of nine teams at the sub-regional with 86.5 points. The host Panthers won with 285.
Jamal Graham (132 pounds) and Ivan Snyder (285) both finished third to lead Oak Harbor. Cole Valdez (120), Timothy Powers (126) and Evan Beerbower (152) all took fourth.
“Overall the team did really well,” coach Larry Falcon said. “We wrestled tough versus some great teams in the Wesco. There was not a match this weekend that was not close and contested by our wrestlers. I am absolutely proud of all of the wrestlers and their performances.”
Oak Harbor results at the sub-regional tournament
106, Ezekiel Egli: won by fall, 4:00; lost by fall, 3:56; won by fall, 2:48; lost 9-3.
120, Jason Smith: lost by fall, 1:24; lost 8-6 in overtime.
120, Cole Valdez (fourth place): won by fall, 5:45; won by fall, 3:15; lost 7-2; won 8-2; lost 4-0.
126, Timothy Powers (fourth place): won 7-5; won 13-11; lost 17-2; won 11-6; lost by fall, 2:21.
132, Jamal Graham (third place): won by fall, :59; won 18-3; lost 13-6; won 15-3; won 12-6.
145, Zach Badaouie: lost by fall, 3:05; bye; lost by forfeit.
145, Noah Hangan: lost 14-3; won by fall, 3:56; lost 8-3.
152, Evan Beerbower: Bye; won by fall, 1:05; lost 6-4; won by fall, :42; lost 9-7.
160, Jaden Scott: lost by fall, 1:02; bye; lost by fall, 3:32.
160, Alexander Tirado: lost by fall, :56; bye; lost by forfeit.
195, Zachary English: lost 17-2; won by fall, 2:15; won by fall, 3:17; lost 5-4.
195, Derek Jacques: lost by fall, 1:58; lost by injury default.
285, Ivan Snyder (third place): Bye; won by fall, 1:08; lost by fall, 1:13; won by fall, 1:55; won 6-3.