Big Weekend for the Bears

Tahoma Wrestling had a great weekend of competition. With three teams competing in thre different locations, we got a lot of wrestling in. The varsity did a great job at the Olympic Duals going three and one on the day. We opened with a win over Bremerton High School and then knocked off AC Davis High School of Yakima. In the semifinals we wrestled the number one team in  3A team.  Kelso came out on top with a tight 40-30 win. Our boys competed great and but we were wrestling up a weight class from 160-195 in order to cover a gap in our line up due to injury. One of the exciting matches of the day came at 126 where Austin Michalski took on the number 1 3A 126lb wrestler and got a takedown in overtime to secure the win! We rolled right into the 3rd place match against another thought team form Yelm. The Tornados are ranked #2 in 3A this year and we got to see why. We won a tight dual 33-31 behind the strength of three pins by Gunner Starren, Kione Gill and Noah Sturgill. Noah has been on a mission this season and has pinned 5 of his last 6 opponents! Currently Gunner Starren leads the team with 6 pins and Steal Starren is out front with the most wins at 11-0!

The JV also had a great weekend. The JV team that went to the Larry Brown Classic ( varsity level tournament) in Fife and took 10th out of 16 teams and won multiple matches with Devin Martin, Rylan Korpi, Dan Reeves, Spencer Bergsma all placing 5th! Additionally, our Gold team stayed home for JV Duals and every wrestlers that attended got to wrestle at least one match.

Next up for the team is the Kennedy HS dual at Kenndedy this coming Wednesday 12/13 and then a select group with head to Idaho on Thursday for Tri State. Our 2nd team will attend the Barry Knot Classic at Nathan Hale High School.

Go Bears!



Doug Burnham