Marysville Getchell Chargers defeat Lakewood, Granite Falls | SLIDESHOW
December 23, 2011 · Updated 5:29 AM
“Let’s make a statement of who we are, right now,” Lakewood coach Tom O’Hara told his wrestlers before the matches began. “Leave it all on the mat.”
Getchell impressed by taking down Lakewood, 43-26, to open the night and finished strong against Granite Falls, 39-30. Lakewood lost its second match, the Crosstown Showdown, against Arlington to finish 0-2.
“We had some guys out and (Arlington) had some guys out,” O’Hara said. “It was a tough night, but a good one. I thought we wrestled our best in the second match. We fought hard and didn’t give up, but what we didn’t do is the moves we worked on in practice.”
Against Lakewood, Getchell seniors Luis Cordona, Daniel Reznikov and Zack Perkins, junior Billy Almachar and freshman Riley Kalamen pinned their opponents. Juniors Cody Stone and Alfredo Diaz won by decisions after three rounds. Freshman Rashad Abu-Al-Halaweh won by forfeit.
Getchell recorded pins from Reznikov and Perkins against Granite Falls. They lost five bouts in the match but Alex Summerfield, Dylan Smith and Alfredo Diaz won by forfeit.
“Go back and talk it up at school,” said Getchell coach Todd Freeman to his team that had improved its record to 5-3 and secured a winning record through the holiday break. “You’ve earned it.”
Lakewood quickly found itself trading pins with Arlington in the Crosstown Showdown.
Arlington sophomore Wes Conley pinned Lakewood’s Hunter Olsen after 1:04. Cougar Sawyer Almasi pinned Eagle Conner Holdoway after 3:27. Lakewood’s Tanner Stewart pinned Brock-Anderson after 1:02. Eagle sophomore Scotty Bardell pinned Jeremy Peterson after 18 seconds. Lakewood’s Nolan Bingaman pinned Arlington senior Blake Thuline after 3:47. Cougar Waylon Gwyther pinned Davis after 1:16. Eagle senior Shawn Berg pinned Nick Kragseth after 1:52. Chase pinned Lakewood’s Dan Brower after 5:11. Ferro pinned Cougar Brandon Kilham after 1:29. Arlington senior Blake McPherson pinned Lakewood’s Jeff Harris after 3:54. Cougar Tug Giorgio pinned Eagle freshman Gareth Henderson after 1:26 and Lakewood’s Tristan Nelson pinned Arlington sophomore Tanner Gaskin after 1:39. Arlington freshman Clayton Hunter received a forfeit victory and Thomas outlasted Lakewood’s Drake Mosteller, 8-5.