Prep wrestling: Edmonds-Woodway finishes sixth at Edmonds Invite

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Edmonds-Woodway High School placed one wrestler in the finals and finished in sixth place as a team with 115 points in the 29-team Edmonds Invite Wrestling Tournament held Dec. 2 at EWHS. The tournament was won by Kelso with 224 points. Meadowdale finished in 17th place with 63.

Salihou Fatty advanced to the finals at 145 lbs. by defeating Gavin Geis from North Central 2-1 in overtime in the semifinals. Geis was a finalist at Mat Classic in 2017, while Fatty finished fourth. In the semi final match the score was knotted at one after regulation. In the sudden victory overtime period Geis was called for stalling giving Fatty the victory.

In the final match, Fatty faced Dominic Damon from Nathan Hale. Damon had advanced to the finals by pinning defending 3A state champion Christian Freund from Kelso in the semis. Damon pinned Fatty in the first period. Damon was voted the Bryce Cook Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.

At 106 lbs, freshman Baylor Denkinger placed an impressive third place in a tough bracket. EW assistant coach praised Denkinger saying, “We were excited about Baylor. He wrestled well and showed a lot of heart in a couple of come-from-behind wins.”

Also placing for the Warriors were:

132 lbs – Howie Hare 6th and Ousman Fatty 7th

138 lbs – Ellis Carlson 7th,

152 lbs – Cole Hadaller 8th

170 lbs – Simon Lee 8th

195l bs – Josh Brown 6th

220 lbs – Generous Yeh 6th

Placing for Meadowdale were; 145lbs – Ariel Zarei 7th, 182 – Ben Duong 8th.

Team Scores
1. Kelso 224.0
2. Southridge 178.5
3. Bonney Lake 166.5
4. North Central 131.0
5. Kentwood 115.5
6. Edmonds-Woodway 115.0
7. Ferndale 105.0
8. Squalicum 104.0
9. Decatur 100.5
10. Lincoln 97.5
11. Peninsula 97.0
12. Union 94.0
13. Everett 92.0
14. Burlington-Edison 91.5
15. Highline 81.0
16. Hazen 76.0
17. Arlington 63.0
17. Meadowdale 63.0
19. Sedro Woolley 54.0
20. Central Kitsap 49.5
21. Blanchet 44.0
22. Juanita 35.5
23. Shorewood 34.5
24. Nathan Hale 34.0
25. Lindbergh 31.5
26. Oak Harbor 31.0
26. Todd Beamer 31.0
28. Bremerton 23.0
29. La Conner 9.0

 

— By Mike Cooper

 

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