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Wrestling: Olympic/Port Angeles showdown Thursday

The Olympic League 2A Division wrestling title likely gets decided on Thursday when Port Angeles hosts Olympic at 7 p.m. Both teams are undefeated heading into Tuesday’s matches. Last season, Olympic ran the table, handing PA its only defeat while winning the league title.

Over the weekend, PA took fifth and Olympic 10th at the Gut Check tournament at Evergreen State College.


Wrestling: Gut Check Tournament results

Port Angeles took fifth and Olympic 10th at Saturday’s Gut Check Tournament at Evergreen State College in Vancouver. Here are the individual results from the tournament:
Weight: 106
1st: Ethan Rotondo, Union 10 21- 3
2nd: Alex Cruz, Orting 9 21- 4
3rd: Michael Bresser, Henley 11 19- 6
4th: Mason Harrison, Yelm 10 15- 7
5th: Kaylomb Parrish, Olympic 10 25- 6
6th: Tyler Gale, Port Angeles 11 15- 5
7th: Alec Acfalle, Olympic 9 20- 7
8th: Rivers Greensky, Prairie 11 25- 7

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Wrestling: Bremerton Brawl tournament results

Bremerton held its first annual Bremerton Brawl tournament on Saturday with Stanwood taking home the team title. Kingston took third to lead the local teams, while Bremerton placed fourth.

Here are the team results and list of champions:

Teams—Stanwood 151, Columbia River 135.5, Kingston 127, Bremerton 115, Wilson 112.5, Olympic 98.5, North Kitsap 96, Gig Harbor 86.5, Shelton 79, Edmonds-Woodway 56.6, Foster 45.


106—Alec Acfalle (Olympic). 113—Gavid Spadoni (Gig Harbor). 120—Cale Woyvodich (Foster). 126—Peyton Reece (Kingston). 132—Erick Powell (North Kitsap). 138—West Weinert (Stanwood). 145—Kane Ayling (Stanwood). 152—Larry Andersen (Columbia River). 160—Bernardo Olivas (Shelton). 170—Ryder Waite (Columbia River). 182—Blake Moser (Gig Harbor). 195—Garret Arrona (Stanwood). 220—Tyler Ferris (Wilson). 285—Juilian Leigh (Kingston).

Matchups set for Olympic Duals tournament

The Kitsap Sun Pavilion hosts the Olympic Duals wrestling tournament on Saturday. The 16-team competition begins at 9:30 a.m. The final of four rounds is schedule to conclude around 5:30 p.m.
Olympic, the host team, faces W.F. West in the first round. Central Kitsap takes on Graham-Kapowsin, while South Kitsap matches up with Enumclaw. Other teams in the tournament are Yelm, Auburn-Riverside, Curtis, Wenatchee, Union, A.C. Davis, Kelso, Peninsula, Hudson’s Bay and Auburn.

CK wrestling coach discusses Foxcatcher movie

Central Kitsap wrestling coach Mike Harter said he doesn’t know if he’s going to see the movie Foxcatcher when it’s released in the Seattle area on Dec. 19. For Harter, the story might hit too close to home.
Foxcatcher, which stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo and is receiving critical acclaim, is the story of Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz and paranoid-schizophrenic coach John du Pont, who ends up murdering Schultz’s older brother Dave in 1996.
Harter said he talked to Dave Schultz two weeks before he was killed and actually competed against Mark Schulz.
“My first college match was against Mark,” Harter said. “Mark was a senior (at Oklahoma) when I was a freshman at Iowa State. How about that for your first college match?”
Harter, who finished out his college career at Oregon, said he’s not sure if Hollywood’s version of what happened can measure up to real life.
“It’s getting good reviews,” Harter said. “You do wonder how much dramatic license do they take.”

New weight classes for girls wrestling

Every now and again, weight classes in high school wrestling change. Add a pound here, subtract a couple here. In 2011-12, the weight classes in boys wrestling were altered. Now it’s the girls’ turn.

Not only are the weight classes different, there are now 14 weight classes for girls, up from 12 a season ago. Here’s a look:

Old weight classes: 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130, 137, 145, 155, 170, 190, 235 (12)
New weight classes: 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 170, 190, 235 (14)

Bremerton unveiling girls wrestling team

In 2012, Kingston became the first West Sound school to have a girls wrestling team.

It looks like Bremerton will have a girls team this season. The school’s website has former Klahowya bowling coach Loree Hippe listed as a girls wrestling coach. Wayne Gizzi is the school’s new boys coach.

Bremerton has two wrestling schedules on its website, one for boys and one for girls. On certain dates, the boys and girls teams will be at the same location. But there are girls-only events, such as the Judi Emery Tournament at Foss High School on Dec. 13 and the Lakes and Lipstick Invite on Jan. 24.