Falcons top Ravens at dual meet | Wrestling

Led by sophomore Nick Smith, Kentlake's wrestling team put together a 47-29 victory on the mat at home Jan. 4 over Auburn Riverside in a South Puget Sound League 4A North dual meet.

Smith, who wrestled at 113 pounds, was first up for the Falcons. He tallied a near fall, scoring 16 points before the second period finished. Next up for Kentlake was Rajaat Chauhan, a freshman who earned a technical fall with a take down to win his match 15-0 early in the third period at 120 pounds.

Sophomore Jesse Younkin had arguably the most exciting win of the evening. Younkin was tied with Riverside's James Smith at 4-4 in the third period in the 138 pound match when he scored a reversal which led to a pin with less than 15 seconds left on the clock.

Zach Harris put together an 11-5 decision over Riverside's Zach Ghetian at 170 pounds while Billy Reichlinger pinned his opponent 38 seconds into the first period in the 195 pound match to help stretch Kentlake's lead in the dual meet.

Senior Tyler Deskins wrapped up the evening for the Falcons with a 13-2 win over the Ravens' Larkin Williams in the 285 pound class. It was a battle of wills between the heavyweights early on but Deskins made his move late in the second period with a takedown then three near fall points en route to the victory.

The Falcons followed that up the next morning with a trip to the Panther Classic at Snohomish High. Smith took first in the 106 pound bracket, beating Tyler Almaguer of Kamiakin 9-2 in the final and sophomore Anthony Carillo took fifth at 160 while Zach Harris finished fifth at 182. At 220 pounds, Jonathan Yarbrough took third, followed by a fifth place finish by Deskins at 285.

Kentlake traveled to Kent-Meridian Wednesday after the Reporter's press deadline to take on Thomas Jefferson and K-M in a double dual.

Also at the Panther Classic:

Kentwood finished sixth at the Panther Classic. Walker Meyers won the 120 pound class with a pin of Brett Dykman of Todd Beamer in the final while Conor Berlin finished third at 120. Junior Dalton Meyers finished third at 138 while Logan Bearss took third at 145. In the 182 pound bracket Josh Boekelman finished fifth. Kyle Capperauld finished fifth in the 220 pound bracket.


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