Postseason wrestling is just around the corner with league and
sub-regional tournaments kicking off Friday and Saturday.
Here’s where West Sound’s wrestling teams will be competing.
South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are competing in the Narrows
League 4A and 3A tournaments at Foss High School. Wrestling begins
at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The top four
wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.
Bainbridge will be at the Metro League (3A) tournament Friday (5
p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.) at Eastside Catholic High School. The
top eight wrestlers advance to regionals.
The Olympic League 2A teams (Bremerton, Olympic, North Kitsap,
Kingston, North Mason, Sequim and Port Angeles are at the
sub-regional tournament at Olympic High School on Saturday.
Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to
Klahowya, Port Townsend and Chimacum are at the 1A sub-regional
tournament at Vashon High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at
10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.
For girls, Olympic League wrestlers compete at Decatur High
School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.) and Narrows League
wrestlers compete at Auburn Riverside High School (Friday 5
p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.). The top five wrestlers in each weight
class advance to regionals.
Here are latest rankings from
the Washington Wresting Report, which is the best place to find
results, tournament information and various other information on
high school wrestling in Washington.
There are two local wrestlers ranked No. 1 in their respective
weight classes. In Class 4A, South Kitsap’s Deion Anderson is
ranked first at 120 pounds. In Class 3A, Central Kitsap’s Calvin
Fischer is ranked first at 170 pounds.
There are several wrestlers ranked in the top 3 in Class 2A,
including Bremerton’s Cameron Dubos and Olympic’s Logan Madison and
The 34th annual Island Invitational wrestling tournament is set
for Saturday at Bainbridge High.
The 12-team competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Local teams include
Kingston, Klahowya, North Kitsap, North Mason and Sequim.
North Mason is the defending champions. Klahowya was second last
The Kitsap Sun Pavilion will host its third major high school
wrestling tournament this season as the Gut Check Challenge comes
The tournament features a Thursday freestyle competition (6
p.m.) between the Japanese Cultural Exchange team, a high school
all-star team from British Columbia and two U.S. all-star teams.
The U.S. teams will be represented by entrants into the two-day
tournament, which is Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday
(starting at 10 a.m.). The championship round is Saturday at 4:30
p.m. There will be over 50 teams in attendance, including Olympic,
Central Kitsap, Port Angeles and Bremerton, which is serving as the
host team for the event.
There are also college duals scheduled for Friday (9 a.m.) and
Saturday (8 a.m.) between Washington, Washington State, Central
Washington, Grays Harbor Community College and Warner Pacific
Entry fee (daily) is $10 for adults, $8 for students with ASB
card, $6 for senior citizens.
This is the third year for the Gut Check Challenge, which was
held at Olympia High School two years ago and Evergreen State
University last year. The tournament is sponsored by the Washington
State Wrestling Foundation. WSWF director Phil Pine said the
foundation’s goal is to promote and raise money for college
wrestling in the state. There are only two athletic
department-funded college programs in the state (Grays Harbor CC
and Highline College) plus five college club teams (Central
Washington, Eastern Washington, Western Washington, Washington and
In December, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion hosted the Olympic Duals
and HammerHead Invitational tournaments.
Led by Brandon Forster’s win at 138 pounds, South Kitsap took
third at the elite Pacific Coast Wrestling Championships on
Saturday in Vancouver.
Forster beat Michael Abeyta of McMinnville, Oregon, in the finals
Union of Vancouver won the team title with 173 points. SK had 163.
Olympic was fifth at 133.
Sebastian Robles took third at 132 pounds for SK.
Olympic’s Geordyn Shinard was second at 195 pounds. He lost to
Spencer Shultz of Edmonds-Woodway 3-2.
Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer was second for the second
consecutive year. He was pinned in the 170-pound by Trey Meyer of
East Valley of Spokane. He was second at 160 pounds last year.
You can see complete results here.
Eight local wrestlers reached the finals and five took home
titles at the HammerHead Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday
at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion.
On the boys’ side, South Kitsap’s Sebastian Robles (132 pounds),
Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer (170) and North Mason’s Nico
Ramirez (285) won titles. South Kitsap’s Deion Anderson (120) and
Brandon Forster (138) and Bremerton’s Cameron Dubos (152) finished
On the girls’ side, Kingston’s Alex More (120) and South
Kitsap’s Mikayla Ramirez placed first.
South Kitsap placed third as a team on the boys’ side. Olympic
The tournament results can be found at
Track Wrestling. Scroll through the tournaments to find the
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s
Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a
significant change to the current two-year reclassification
The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from
every two years to every four years according to a press release
from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification
after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in
enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or
The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The
next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year.
That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.
The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with
high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete
who is invited to participate in a national championship event the
opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.
Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not
represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and
maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools
the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of
games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of