Spartan wrestlers split in Metro action against Franklin, Rainier Beach

  - Image courtesy of Bainbridge High School
— image credit: Image courtesy of Bainbridge High School

BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge High varsity wrestling team demolished the team from Franklin High, then were themselves bested by the wrestlers from Rainier Beach at a home meet Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the BHS gymnasium.

The Spartans beat Franklin 44-18.

The Spartan’s own Greg Williams (120-pound class) went the distance with Franklin’s Angela Chien and won 19-4.

Bainbridge’s Jonathan Gallivan (126-pound) pinned his opponent in 1:28. Chaney Weaver (132-pound) also pinned his opponent.

Jack Miller claimed a victory for BHS in the 138-pound weight class, and won the match 10-4.

In the 152-pound class, Dylan Read brought home another win for Bainbridge after pinning Franklin’s Jimmy Truong in 2:32.

Joaquin Gurza won by forfeit in the 160-pound class.

In a stellar victory in the 195-pound class, Spartan Mike Grant pinned Franklin’s Rob Williams in only 32 seconds.

Double forfeits occurred in the 106-, 113-, 145-, 170- and 285-pound classes.

In the second round of the meet, Bainbridge was beaten by Rainier Beach 39-33.

The round was, however, not without some victories for the Spartans.

Greg Williams pinned R. Beach’s Prince Salazar in 3:14 for a win in the 120-pound class.

Jonathan Gallivan brought home a win in the 132-pound class, winning the match 10-4.

Jack Miller claimed a victory by forfeit in the 145-pound class, while Dylan Read pinned R. Beach’s Marco Ortega in only 37 seconds for a win in the 152-pound class.

Joaquin Gurza also pinned his opponent in 52 seconds for a win in the 160-pound class.

Mike Grant pinned R. Beach’s Juan Ortega in 3:04 for a win in the 195-pound class.

There was a double forfeit in the 106-pound class.


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