Wrestling Roundup: Aberdeen boys, girls wrestling teams win opening tournaments

Bobcat boys win Ocosta Invitational, girls claim victory at Lady Jag tournament

UPDATE: Additional information added to Aberdeen girls wrestling team’s victory.

The high school wrestling season kicked off on Saturday with the Aberdeen boys and girls team earning tournament wins.


Aberdeen places first at Ocosta Invitational

Aberdeen won five of 14 weight classes en route to a overall team victory at the 2022 Ocosta Invitational on Saturday in Westport.

Five Bobcats won their respective classes, leading Aberdeen to 231 points and the overall team title.

Bobcats winners included Tyler Caskey (120 pounds), Michael Hatton (132), Jack Dore (138), Aiden Watkins (152) and Paul Baltazar (285).

“The boys wrestled well. Great way to start the season,” Aberdeen head coach Jeff Hatton said. “I believe they can continue getting better and keep the momentum going to the post-season.”

Elma placed second overall with 175.5 points.

The Eagles had two individual first-place finishers in Xavier Espinoza (106) and Austin Salazar (195).

Hoquiam placed third with 131 points followed by Rainier (116) and North Beach (110) in fourth and fifth-place, respectively.

Raymond — which placed seventh overall — had an individual winner as Lucas Swogger pinned Rainier’s Levi Swann at 1:07 of the 145-pound final.

Host Ocosta placed 10th overall with 67 points in the 13-team tournament.

For full meet results, visit trackwrestling.com.

Team Results

1, Aberdeen 231.0. 2, Elma 175.5. 3, Hoquiam 131.0. 4, Rainier 116.0. 5, North Beach 110.0. 6, Darrington 89.0.

7, Tenino 87.0. 8, Adna 77.0. 9, Raymond 77.0. 10, Ocosta 67.0. 11, Life Christian 55.0. 12, Toledo 52.0. 13, Chief Leschi 17.0.

Weight-class Results

106 pounds — 1, Xavier Espinoza, Elma. 2, Ryder Calhoun, Adna. 3, Talatheon Warness, Aberdeen. 4, Lincoln Troseth, Hoquiam. 5, Creed Wright, Darrington. 6, Levi Beyler, Life Christian.

113 — 1, Elijah Miller, Life Christian. 2, Junior Soto, Hoquiam. 3, Aidyn Johnson, Elma. 4, Bryer Wesson, Darrington. 5, John Prentice, Aberdeen. 

120 — 1, Tyler Caskey, Aberdeen. 2, Adriel Fabian, North Beach. 3, Jimy Gill, Hoquiam. 4, Tameem Sarwary, Chief Leshi. 5, Ulises Morelia, Hoquiam.

126 — 1, Aksel Espeland, Darrington. 2, Wyeland Lomedico, North Beach. 3, Blaize Salazar, Elma. 4, Kingston Case, Hoquiam. 5, Aiden Cumming, Darrington. 6, Cohen Hartley, Adna.

132 — 1, Michael Hatton, Aberdeen. 2, Conner Mounts, Rainier. 3, Alfredo Guzman-Gadwa, Aberdeen. 4, Jaheim Galeana, Hoquiam. 5, Liam Hentze, Rainier. 6, Ben Mapes, Life Christian.

138 — 1, Jack Dore, Aberdeen. 2, Kale Reeves, Elma. 3, Tristan Walker, Aberdeen. 4, Logan Avery, Hoquiam. 5, Kevin Hovis, Raymond. 6, Eli Wentzel, Adna.

145 — 1, Lucas Swogger, Raymond. 2, Levi Swann, Rainier. 3, Michael Leontyev, Aberdeen. 4, Aiden Davis, Ocosta. 5, Adam Currier, Life Christian. 6, Jayden Wenger, North Beach.

152 — 1, Aiden Watkins, Aberdeen. 2, Dominik Jerome, North Beach. 3, Alan Ramirez, Hoquiam. 4, Andrew Martin, Ocosta. 5, Taye Lessard, Elma. 6, Andres Brown, Aberdeen.

160 — 1, Zander Peck, Rainier. 2, Bomani Birdwell, Toledo. 3, Jacob Allison, Aberdeen. 4, Max Crow, Raymond. 5, Eastin Wright, Elma. 6, Conner Reyes, Raymond.

170 — 1, Kysen Knox, Tenino. 2, Oliver Bryson, Hoquiam. 3, Christian Lopez, North Beach. 4, Erick Silveira, Aberdeen. 5, McKinlee Green, Darrington. 6, Rusty Johnson, Elma.

182 — 1, Bayron Rodriguez, Toledo. 2, Dorien Cano, Rainier. 3, Jacob Price, Adna. 4, Levi Slape, Adna. 5, Anthony Sturdivant, Adna. 6, Sebastian Holman, North Beach.

195 — 1, Austin Salazar, Elma. 2, Randall Marti, Tenino. 3, Chayton Phelps, Raymond. 4, Mateus Martins, Aberdeen. 5, Sean Hellem, Adna. 6, Andrew Davison, Raymond.

220 — 1, Kade West, Darrington. 2, Brock Maurer, Tenino. 3, Gage Grigsby, Ocosta. 4, Matthew Kenney, Rainier. 5, Aiden McCain, Elma. 6, Joshua Shoberg, Aberdeen.

285 — 1, Paul Baltazar, Aberdeen. 2, Hunter Price, Elma. 3, Koy Knox, Tenino. 4, Mark Sevilla, Ocosta. 5, Guy Lowery, Tenino. 6, Adin Wollum, North Beach.


Aberdeen places first at Lady Jag Kickoff tourney

Aberdeen scored 180 points as a team to earn first place at the Lady Jag Kickoff Tournament on Saturday at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.

Bobcats grapplers Felicia Bell (130 pounds-A class) and Kadence Braaten (135B) took first place in their respective classes while Claire Mottinger (120A) and Asha Martin (155B) each took second place.

Aberdeen’s Peityn Munoz (135A) and ya Roundtree (170A) placed third in their respective weight classes.

Aberdeen tied with Curtis High School with 180 points, but was awarded the team title due to a tiebreaker, which was most pins.

Aberdeen had 31 pins to 25 for Curtis.

Graham-Kapowsin (137) placed third with Orting (118) and Jefferson (112) rounding out the top five in the prestigious meet that attracted multiple 3A and 4A schools.

“This was definitely unexpected. We graduated our largest and most experienced senior class in program history last year and only have two seniors on our current roster, so to think we would come out opening weekend against some of the best teams in the state and come away with a trophy it was quite an achievement for our young team,” Aberdeen head coach Craig Yakovich said. “It was an all hands on deck approach by the ladies and in the end it was great individual performances by Felicia Bell, Claire Mottinger, Peityn Munoz and Kya Roundtree that led us to the finish.”

Full results can be found at trackwrestling.com.

Aberdeen Results (top-six placement)

115 — 4, Aili Scott. 120A — 2, Claire Mottinger. 130A — 1, Felicia Bell. 135 — 3, Peityn Munoz. 135B — 1, Kadence Braaten. 155B — 2, Asha Martin. 170 — 3, Kya Roundtree.