Men's wrestling experience first loss at North Idaho
By Donnie Moore - Staff Reporter
Highline's men's wres- tling has suffered their first loss of the season to North Idaho College, losing 45-9. Highline's Aaron Nakama, in weight class 133, started the day with a technical fall to Nicholas Hara, 17-1, in the third minute. Ethan Wendell, at 149, had a sim- ilar fate, losing in a major deci- sion, 15-5, to Hasaan Hawthorne. Patrick Wheeler, at 157, also lost his match in a fall to Bryce Par- son at the 1:08 mark.
Anthony Rawson, at 165, continued the trend in his match against Izaiah Duran, losing in a fall at the 2:17 mark. Kettner Fields, at 174, was able to get Highline it first points with a win over Jake Malchuski in a sudden victory winning 6-4. Ben Gore, at 184, continued the winning in his match against Christian Grover in a fall at the 5:13 mark.
The winning came to a stop with Hunter Gregerson, at 197, in a fall to Dan- iel Allen, at the 2:40 mark. Evan Barger, at 285, closed out the day with a loss to Connor Sullivan, with a fall in just under two minutes. Highline went on to compete in the Spokane Open against some 20 other Pacific North- west teams.
Highline as a team ranked 10th with a score of 46.5, be- hind North Idaho at 9th with a score of 62.0. Clackamas, fin- ished first with a score of 143.5.
Highline's Gore, 184, won over Tyler Webley of Provi- dence, Montana in a fall at the
6:24 mark, in the first round of the tournament. Gore later lost to Winston Scott of North Ida- ho in a technical fall, 18-0.
Barger, at 285, went four rounds in the consolation bracket, where he lost in a fall to Beau Crawford of Clackamas in the second minute.
Rawson, at 165, lost in the
second round against Mason McDaniel of Clackamas, in a fall at the 1:14 minute mark. He continued to the consola- tion bracket, and in the second round was beaten by Josh John- son of Providence in a 5-4 de- cision.
At 157, Wheeler beat out Justin Gibson of Providence in
a fall at the 1:09 mark, in the third round of the consolation bracket.
Fields at 174 lost his fifth place match to Beau Bradley of Clackamas in a forfeit.
Highline will hit the mats again on Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, at 9 a.m. in the Las Vegas Invita- tional.