Grays Harbor College Choker wrestlers flatten Big Bend

The Choker wrestling program hosted their first match of the season last Saturday against Big Bend Community College.

The Vikings came in shorthanded and the Grays Harbor College squad did not give them any slack.

The men’s team dominated all the contested matches with pins and a technical fall. On the women’s side, the Chokers did nearly as well by getting pins and tech falls and only dropping two of the contested matches.

“We were aggressive right off the whistle and never let up. It was consistent for both the men and the women,” said coach Kateri Rowell.

Grays Harbor College men took the match 64-0 against Big Bend Community College. The women won 38-5.

Ureste takes second at Mike Clock Open

The Lady Chokers competed at the Mike Clock Open over this past weekend and did well against some of the top teams in the area.

The event was hosted by Pacific University and in attendance was Simon Fraser ranked sixth in the NCAA. Menlo ranked fourth in the NAIA, and Southern Oregon ranked second in the NAIA.

Choker wrestler Renaeh Ureste, from Chief Sealth High School, was the team’s top placer. Ureste won her first three matches by a technical fall, a decision and a fall to make it into the final first place match. She lost by a fall to Grace Kristoff of Southern Oregon University, to take second.