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Falcons Boys’ close out 2019 on a high note

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

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Hector Aguilar takes down his Hawk opponent at the Double Dual at Mountlake Terrace High School. Brian Swan photo

 

The boy’s varsity team improved their dual meet record to 5-2 and placed multiple wrestlers in two competitive tournaments.

Double Dual
On Dec. 17, Woodinville turned back Meadowdale 45-36 and Mountlake Terrace 48-31 at the Double Dual at Mountlake Terrace High School.

The Falcons then split matches with Bellevue and Redmond at the Triple Dual Meet at Redmond High School Dec. 19.

Woodinville dominated the Wolverines 54-30 but was unable to tame the Mustangs in a 42-35 loss to the host team.

Graham Morin Memorial
Woodinville turned in one of its best performances in recent memory at the Graham Morin Memorial tournament at Squalicum High School Dec. 21 with several grapplers wrestling deep into their brackets.
Four Falcons placed in their weight class. Hector Aguliar finished fifth at 113 pounds. Jonathan Ruana placed third at 120. Simon Swan wrestled to a fifth-place finish at 145, as did Peyton Ariz-Mewett at 285.
Woodinville placed 12th out of 17 teams with 87.5 points.

Pac Coast Wrestling Championships
The Falcons hit the road to take part in the Pac Coast Wrestling Championships in Vancouver, Wash. Dec. 27-28.

The two-day tournament drew 50 teams from across Washington and Oregon. 

Woodinville's young squad of wrestlers were outmatched by a group of seasoned grapplers and wound up placing 40th with 38.5 points. 

Simon Swan was the lone Falcon to take to the podium at the event, wrestling four overtime matches to finish 7th in his weight class.

Woodinville wrestles at the Everett Classic on Saturday, Jan. 4, and will host a double-dual match with Newport and Interlake Thursday, Jan. 9. The action gets underway at 6 p.m.

 

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Simon Swan battles it out with his Union High opponent. The match went to overtime and Swan pulled it out to place 7th at the Pac Coast Wrestling Championships. Brian Swan photo

 

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