Bears come away with two early season wins

Last night, the Bears competed in two early season non-league duals against last year’s 3A State Champions, Bonney Lake and perennial wrestling powerhouse Lake Stevens. The night started off with the Bears dismantling the Panthers of Bonney Lake. The Bears won 11 of 14 matches, pinning the majority of their opponents. The best match up of the night happened at 220 pounds, where two returning State Champions faced off. Tahoma’s Kione Gill took care of Bonney Lakes returning champion with a major decision. In the more exciting dual of the night, Tahoma won over Lake Stevens by a score of 32-30. The outcome of the dual all hinged on the final match of the night at 160 pounds between Gunner Starren and Lake Stevens wrestler. There was no doubt from the get go of the match that Tahoma would end up winning the dual. Gunner won easily with a major decision 11-0. The Bears will compete again tonight in their first league dual and first dual ever in the new high school. Tonight is Junior Bears night! Wrestlers from the Junior Bears will be putting on a show of their own prior to our match tonight. We look forward to packing the house with Bear fans! #GoBears

Doug Burnham