Ki-Be Wrestling Results
Sheridan McDonald became the 3rd 3X State Champion for the Bears. Garrett Knutson and Ale Delapena were the first two. Sheridan was never challenged on her way to the title as she won with 2 pins and 2 tech falls. In the final the match was over after just 1:48 of the match. Her second match did last the full 6 minutes only because she held her opponent on her back for the last seconds of the match for the tech fall. It does not look like anything is going to stand in her way of winning her 4th straight next year.
Matt McCallum started his tournament with a 47 second pin and then wrestled a tougher match winning 14-4 pulling away midway through the match. In the Semi-finals, Matt faced Michael Baumgarden of Lakeside who had placed 4th the year before. Matt made takedown midway through the first round hold up through the rest of the match for a 2-1 win. In the finals against Drew Templemen of Orting the score was 0-0 going into the 3rd period. Templemen got an escape early in the third and held off Matt the rest of the round to win his second title, 1-0. Matt took the loss like a champion and will be back again next year to try for the title again.
David Gonzalez again wrestled the most minutes of any Ki-Be wrestler as he totalled 33:57 minutes of wrestling in 6 matches. After winning 9-2 in the first round, and getting punched repeatedly by his Chelan opponent who was disqualified from the tournament for his actions. Gonzalez lost to the eventual runner-up and then won to hard fought matches 10-2 and 12-5 to advance to the consolation semi-finals. David was pinned and then dropped to the 5th-6th place match where he lost 7-3 to Chris Chipman of Cashmere. David will be back again next year to try and improve on his 6th place finish.
After 1st round wins Amy Campbell and Samantha Wright lost their next 2 matches to be knocked out of the tournament. Both girls will come back stronger next year and should be serious medal contenders.
Roberto Palencia fought two hard matches in which he lost 10-1 and 9-6, but he ended his highschool wrestling career with a state appearance, something most wrestlers never get to experience.
Ki-Be wrestling should be pretty exciting to watch in the next few years. Good job Bears. See ya next year.
125 - David Gonzalez 6th, 3-3 130 - Roberto Palencia 0-2 130 - Samantha Wright 1-2 135 - Sheridan McDonald STATE CHAMPION, 4-0,
2pins 140 - Amy Campbell 1-2,
119 - Matt McCallum 2nd, 3-1, 1pin
125 - David Gonzalez 6th, 3-3
130 - Roberto Palencia 0-2
130 - Samantha Wright 1-2
135 - Sheridan McDonald STATE CHAMPION, 4-0, 2pins
140 - Amy Campbell 1-2, 1pin