On Thursday, December 6, the Steilacoom Boys Varsity Wrestling team beat Franklin Pierce 52 – 21 to open the SPSL 2A dual meet season, while the Girls team won three of four bouts, all by pin.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Boys Varsity wrestling team placed fifth out of 15 teams at the Wilfong Classic, with Senior and Team Captain John Santos claiming the 170 pound Championship. Jackson Leech and Travis Pine placed second while Jared Marchant, Patrick Mendiola, and Jordan Leech placed third; the Sentinels missed second place by only 5 team points and outscored numerous 4A schools with their fifth place finish.
Senior Adele Tietgen claimed first place in the 106 pound weight class, while Camille Bien, Shelby Miller and Jessica Combs placed second in their respective weight classes and Autumn Flynn placed fourth as the Girls team had another solid outing at the Lady Hornets Classic held at White River High School.
The Boys JV and C teams competed at the Franklin Pierce JV Tournament with Hunter Huillet, Jacob Durant and Noah Miller going undefeated and taking first place honors in their weight groups, while Blake Raby took home second place honors.
Sentinel Wrestlers will be back on the mats, Wednesday, December 12 as they host the no. 4 ranked Fife Trojans in a key SPSL 2A league match-up. Girls/JV/C team bouts will start at 6 p.m., followed by the Boys Varsity at 7 p.m.
On Friday Dec. 14 and Saturday Dec. 15, the Boys Varsity will be battling it with 36 other teams at the tough 2012 HammerHead Invite at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion located in Bremerton, WA. Wrestling on both days will start at 10 a.m.
The Girls V/JV and Boys JV/C teams will compete this Saturday at the River Ridge High School All-Comers Tournament. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.