Grays Harbor College wrestling teams complete busy early-season weekend

Chokers men’s/women’s programs beat Big Bend on Saturday, compete at Mike Clock Open on Sunday

The Grays Harbor College men’s and women’s wrestling teams were busy over the weekend, competing on Saturday in a dual meet against Big Bend and at the Mike Clock Open on Sunday.


Grays Harbor 52, Big Bend 9

Grays Harbor College got victories in six of eight head-to-head matches to defeated Big Bend Community College 52-9 on Saturday at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.

Winning matches for the Chokers were Luis Barajas (125 pounds), Fabian Flores (133), Saul Rocha (141), Elijah Gandert (165), Diego Isiordia (174) and Marquis Gourneau (184).


125 pounds: Luis Barajas (Grays Harbor) won via fall over Raymond Rodriguez (Big Bend), 1:30.

133: Fabian Flores (GHC) won via fall over Abel Acosta (BB), 2:36.

141: Saul Rocha (GHC) won via technical fall over Dalton McCorkle (BB), 4:20.

149: Mark Martinez (BB) won via decision over Bo Davis (GHC), 7-0.

157: Hassan Abdi (GHC) won via forfeit.

165: Elijah Gandert (GHC) won via technical fall over Liam Lucas (BB), 22-7.

174: Diego Isiordia (GHC) won via pinfall over Wyatt Romero-Erlanson (BB), 6:04.

184: Marquis Gourneau (GHC) won via pinfall over Quin Wilson (BB), 4:33.

197: Jesse Easley (BB) won via pinfall over Aiden McCain (GHC), 0:56.

285: Rocco Clark (GHC) won via forfeit.

GHC’s Clark, Perez place on podium at Mike Clock Open

Grays Harbor College wrestlers Alexander Perez and Rocco Clark III placed in a tie for sixth place in the 285-pound weight class at the Mike Clock Open on Sunday at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Perez, who hails from Monterrey, Mexico, lost his first-round match against Oregon State’s Charles Hastriter before winning five-consecutive consolation-round matches to advance to the consolation semifinals, where he lost a 4-2 decision to Evergreen State’s Will Willsey.

Clark, a Toppenish High School product, won his first three matches to advance to the semifinal round, where he lost via 8-0 major decision to Antonio Garcia (unattached).

Clark lost to Southern Oregon’s Sebastian Echeverria via 11-4 decision in the consolation semis to place in a tie for sixth with Perez.

The Chokers men’s team is now 2-1 on the season.


Grays Harbor 54, Big Bend 12

Grays Harbor College got three head-to-head in a 54-12 dual-meet victory over Big Bend Community College on Saturday at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.

Alexandria Kauffman-Templeton (123 pounds), Maysa Brown (130) and Renaeh Ureste (235) each won their head-to-head matches for the Chokers, which also got six wins via forfeit.


101 pounds: Jhaile De Guzman (Big Bend) forfeit.

109: Natalie Johnson (BB) won via pinfall over Aliya Hammons (Grays Harbor), 1:37.

116: Eden Lopez (GHC) won via forfeit.

123: Alexandria Kauffman-Templeton (GHC) won via pinfall over Kyah Miller (BB), 0:56.

130: Maysa Brown (GHC) won via pinfall over Emily Barragan (BB), 1:08.

136: Elizabeth Patana (GHC) won via forfeit.

143: Hailee Stoken (GHC) won via forfeit.

155: Courtney Jones (GHC), won via forfeit.

170: Declyn Foster (GHC) won via forfeit.

191: Madyson Gilbert (GHC) won via forfeit.

235: Renaeh Ureste won via pinfall over Emilee Smith (BB), 0:28.

Patana, Stoken lead GHC at Mike Clock Open

Grays Harbor College wrestlers Elizabeth Patana and Hailee Stoken placed second in their respective weight classes at the Mike Clock Open on Sunday at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Stoken, an Elma High School product, defeated three straight opponents via pinfall to advance to the 143-pound final.

In the final, Stoken lost via pinfall to Umpqua Community College’s Annabel Garcia at 2:17.

Patana, a W.F. West graduate, also won three-straight matches via fall to advance to the 136-pound final.

Patana lost via 10-0 technical fall over Pacific University’s Audrey Diaz in the final.

Also placing on the podium for GHC was Renaeh Ureste, who placed third in the 190-pound class with a pinfall win over Umpqua’s Zoey Smalley, and Courtney Jones, who placed fourth in the 143-pound weight class.

Alexandria Kauffman-Templeton placed sixth at 123 pounds for GHC.

GHC moves to 3-0 on the season with the victory.