Men's wrestling takedown Big Bend
By Donnie Moore - Staff Reporter
The Highline men's wrestling team continued its dominant per- formance in their dual with Big Bend, winning 44-0.
Highline's Jacob Mendoza at weight class 125, started the winning off with a technical fall with a score of 17-2 in the 4:35 minute mark, over Cameron Thompson of Big Bend. Aaron Nakama at 133, and Joshua Franich at 141, both won, each getting six points for the T-Birds.
There was a double forfeit at 149. Patrick Wheeler, at 157, kept the Thunderbirds going with a win over Beau Wiebe of Big Bend. Wheeler got a fall at the 1:18 min- ute mark, taking home another six points for the team.
Highline's Anthony Rawson, at 165, took a major decision, 13- 1, over Devante Goodman of Big Bend. Kettner Fields, 174, continued the winning with a 6-5 decision over Roman Porter.
At 184, Conner Rosane of Highline got a major decision 10-0 over Andrew Showman of Big Bend. Daniel Allen, at 197, won with a fall at the 1:33 minute mark over Ryan Caldwell. Evan Barger, at 285, finished the day with a major decision, 12-2, over Martin Dominguez Barrera.
The T-Birds also participated in the Mike Clock Open this past Sunday in Forest Grove, Ore. Highline's Austin Wallace-Lister, at 133, fell in the semi- final to Jason Shaner of Clackamas in a close decision of 7-6. Lister had a good day leading up to that match, beating Flixzl Reyes of Simon Fraser in a fall at the 0:32 mark. In the quarter finals, he had a win over Ryan Ninman of East- ern Washington University, in a
fall at the 5:53 minute mark.
Nakama, also at 133, fell in the second round of the championship to Devan Turner of Oregon State University, in the 1:09 minute mark. Wheeler, at 157, fell to Jeremy Talavera of Southern Oregon University, in a technical fall 19-1, in the second of the tournament.
Gabriel Lopez, at 165, lost in the first round of the tournament matches in a major decision 10- 1, to Justin Knight of Southwest Oregon. Rawson, at 165, also fell to Hunter Hodge, who was not attached to any school, at the 6:54 minute mark in the first round of the tournament.
Liam Corbett, at 165, lost in a decision of 7-2 to Aaron Olmos of Oregon State University, in the first round of the tournament.
Fields had a great day, placing in third at 174. Fields won his quarterfinals match with a fall over Brett Bell of Oregon State in the 2:05 minute mark. He went on to be defeated in the semifinals by Colt Doyle of Oregon State in a fall in the 1:48 minute. Fields came back to win the 3rd place match over Adrian Rodriguez of South- west Oregon Community College by injury default.
Rosane, at 184, placed fourth in his weight class. Rosane lost in his semifinal match to Myles Terry of Oregon State University in a decision of 10-7. He lost the third-place match to Bob Coleman of Oregon State University by medical forfeit.
Jake Cassaday at 184, lost his round two championship match to Quinn Simard of Southwest Oregon by a decision of 6-1. Ben Gore, at 184, lost in a 4-3 decision to Bob Coleman of Oregon State University.
Allen, at 197, lost his round one tournament match in a major decision of 17-9, losing to Juan Hernandez Jr. of Clackamas Community College.
Barger, at 285, lost his second-round tournament match to Cia- ran Ball of Simon Fraser by technical fall, 16-0.
Highline will face off with North Idaho on Nov. 17, at noon in the North Idaho Dual in Coeur D'Alene, Id. Highline will also compete in the Spokane Open on Nov. 18, at 9:30 a.m. in Spokane.