Kingston High School has hired Britton Johnson as its new
wrestling coach. Johnson is a former assistant coach at
Wayne Gizzi, a former head coach at Klahowya, coached Kingston last
season before accepting the head coach position at Bremerton this
Former Kingston assistant wrestling coach Tim Larson is the new
coach at North Kitsap. He replaces Joey Amick.
Klahowya’s vacant wrestling position is still open.
Other vacant head coaching positions around the area include South
Kitsap girls soccer, Port Angeles boys basketball, Port Townsend
boys soccer and Klahowya bowling.
The Klahowya wrestling team will be participating in the
21st United Way Annual Day of Caring on Friday June
27th. The team will be working on a service project at The Children
of the Nations campus in Silverdale. The event is spearheaded by
senior Eli Everson.
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North Kitsap hired former Kingston assistant Tim Larson as its
new wrestling coach. He’s also an assistant football coach for the
Wayne Gizzi hopes he’s found his last head coaching job.
Gizzi, who spent one season coaching Kingston’s wrestling team, is
moving over to coach Bremerton. It’s his third coaching job at an
Olympic League school. Gizzi coached four seasons at Klahowya
before resigning in 2010.
“My goal is not to coach at every team in Kitsap,” joked Gizzi, who
also served as a volunteer assistant at Central Kitsap High School
after his stint at Klahowya.
Gizzi, who teaches at Olympic High School, lives in Bremerton and
previously coached at Mountain View Middle School.
During his one season at Kingston, Gizzi helped the Buccaneers
placed 10th in the Class 2A tournament. Senior Bobby Reece win his
fourth individual state title. Sophomore Peyton Reece took second
and senior Aaron Dickson took third.
“He did a great job for us,” Kingston athletic director Mark Kluth
said. “I just hate losing him.”
Gizzi’s move to Bremerton leaves three schools with vacant
wrestling jobs: Kingston, Klahowya and North Kitsap.
Former North Kitsap coach Joey Amick said Thursday he chose to
resign after six seasons coaching the Vikings. Amick said the North
Kitsap School District made some procedural changes during his
final season that helped make his decision to resign an easier
“(The district) lost two wrestling coaches in the same season,”
said Amick, whose father Ed, an assistant coach, is also leaving
the program. “That should tell you something.”
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latest bracket updates on the WIAA website.)
7:30 p.m.: Klahowya’s Brian Burchett and
Kingston’s Bobby Reece are both champions. Burchett won the
138-pound class at 2A for his first title, while Reece won at 170
pounds at 2A for his fourth title.
Here are the final results from Mat Classic:
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most recent bracket updates on the WIAA website.)
–10 p.m.: A tough day for local wrestlers is
over as only seven of 30 first-round winners won in the
quarterfinals and get a chance to go for titles on Saturday.
Semifinals start at 10 a.m. Finals start at 5 p.m.
Here are the first day results for local wrestlers:
Team scores (Top 10 and locals)—Lake Stevens 70, Tahoma 55.5, Moses
Lake 51.5, Yelm 51, Union 51, Central Valley 44.5, Rogers 39, Mead
38, Lewis & Clark 36, Puyallup 30, South Kitsap 22, Central
113—Josh Criollos (CK) d. Isaiah Av (Eve) 9-7; pinned by Nick
Whitehead (Tah) 3:28; d. Thomas Munoz (Yelm) 5-2. 126—Brandon
Forster (SK) d. Brian Dykman (TB) 6-4; pinned by Timmy Martinez
(Pas) 5:07; d. Hunter King (Mead) 15-4. 138—Joel Sherman (SK) d.
Jahleel Smith (KM) 7-1; lost to Blake Beard (CV) 16-0; lost to
Bryce Thomas (Arl) by injury default. 145—Adam Lutovsky (SK) p.
Ryley Hallman (Yelm) 3:13; d. Dalton Meyers (Ken) 8-5. 152—Joseph
Barnum (SK) lost to Blake Bishop (Chi) 10-7; lost to Everett
Bingisser (Wood) 9-5. 195—Tristan Hartmann (SK) d. Talon Edmiston
(Cam) 8-2; lost to Andrew Backlund (LC) 6-2; p. Chris Jones (Her)
5:36. 285—Dominick Johnson (CK) lost to Jacob Apodaca (Aub) 10-6;
p. Justin Sainsbury (ML) 3:47; lost to Austin Wright (Eve) 7-3.
Friday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); First session of
wrestling (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Second session (4-9:30 p.m.)
Saturday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); Third session,
including placing matches (10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.); Championship matches
Tickets: One day—$15 adults, $11 seniors/students; Two days—$23
adults, $17 seniors/students.
West Sound qualifiers
Central Kitsap: 113—Josh Criollos (30-8). 285—Dominick Johnson
South Kitsap: 126—Brandon Forster (30-9). 138—Joel Sherman (26-8).
145—Adam Lutovsky (29-8). 152—Joseph Barnum (25-10). 195—Tristan
Bainbridge: 120—Jonathan Gallivan (23-13). 138—Jack Miller (34-5).
145—Liam Topham (18-10). 152—Dylan Read (33-3). 160—Joaquin Gurza
Bremerton: 132—Cameron Dubos (29-7). 152—Ben Smith (26-7).
Kingston: 160—Josh Henden (30-7). 170—Bobby Reece (32-1). 182—Aaron
Dickson (31-3). 220—Ryan Sigo (19-13). 285—Mick Kane (27-13).
Klahowya: 138—Brian Burchett (31-1). 170—Konner Langholff (29-8).
220—Maric Taylor (21-13).
North Kitsap: 126—Nikitta Weston (27-10). 132—Jon Morgan (25-12).
160—Augie Piehl (28-9).
North Mason: 113—Matt Zink (21-2). 145—Grant Hunter (28-13).
160—Tyler Grewell (29-8). 182—Victor McIntosh (27-12). 195—Chase
Davis (31-6). Olympic: 106—Tre Toledo (18-9). 120—Isaiah Rodenhurst
(27-9). 132—Adrian Madison (24-5). 145—Logan Madison (25-8).
170—Kyle Segger (17-9). 195—Geordyn Shinard (7-3). 285—Umu Timoteo
Port Angeles: 106—Tyler Gale (28-5). 120—Brady Anderson (29-5).
126—Ozzy Swagerty (31-2). 182—Matt Robbins (20-7). 220—Kyle La
Fritz (26-4). 285—Roberto Coronel (31-3).
Port Townsend: 113—Shae Shoop (22-6). 152—Matt Cain (28-10).
182—Trevor Garrett (16-8).
Kingston: 118—Peyton Reece (32-4)
Central Kitsap: 100—Alison Johnson (18-3).
Sequim: 106—Sophia Cornell (18-8). 130—Kaylee Ditlefsen
South Kitsap: 137—Amberlee Brasch (27-3)
Two influential people will be making Mat Class XXVI their last
state wrestling tournament. Seattle Times wrestling scribe Mat
here about Mat Classic director Jim Meyerhoff and former
director Shelly Thiel giving up their duties following this
weekend’s tourney at the Tacoma Dome.
Here is a
story from Meg Wochnick of The Olympian on River Ridge
wrestling coach Jimmy Belleville, who became a four-time state
champion in 2009.
I remember seeing his name that season as a potential opponent
for Klahowya’s Karl Neumann, who entered state with an undefeated
record. Neumann ended up losing before his anticipated meeting with
Five wrestlers, including North Kitsap’ Jake Velarde, have
become four-times since Belleville pulled off the feat. Kingston’s
Bobby Reece is seeking to become the 11th boys wrestler to go
four-for-for this weekend.
Here is a list of Kitsap wrestlers who placed last year at state
and will go for more hardware later this week at Mat Classic.
Dylan Read, Bainbridge (7th)
Tyler Gale, Port Angeles (5th)
Isaiah Rodenhurst, Olympic (8th)
Ozzy Swagerty, Port Angeles (4th)
Brian Burchett, Klahowya (3rd)
Bobby Reece, Kingston (1st)
Tyler Grewell, North Mason (8th)
Aaron Dickson, Kingston (5th)
Kyle La Fritz, Port Angeles (5th)
Roberto Coronel, Port Angeles (7th)
Umu Timoteo, Olympic (8th)
Alison Johnson, Central Kitsap (7th)