2 Spartans win titles; 5 going to regionals

The Bainbridge Spartans wrestling teams competed in the Pierce County League 3A Sub-Regional tournament last weekend.

For the boys, the Spartans won two individual titles and had three wrestlers qualify for regionals, plus two as alternates. The girls have two heading to regionals after both placed second in their weight classes.

Wyatt Chabot won the title at 157 pounds with a 3-0 record. Chabot pinned Spanaway Lake’s Michael Gomez in one minute and 30 seconds. Afterward, he defeated Silas’ William Fulwiler 8-0 and pinned Silas’ Orion Rhinehart in 3:20.

Garret Goade won the title at 175 pounds with a 3-0 record. Goade began with a 20-5 technical fall against Lakes’ Peterson Charlien, followed by a 14-3 victory against Silas’ Landon Koltes and ended with a 10-5 victory against Lakes’ Carson Bailey.

Baha Ali will be competing at regionals after finishing fifth at 138 pounds. Ali beat Stadium’s Keenan Shaffer 12-6 and Silas’ Eric Pham 10-1. He lost in the semifinals and jumped into the consolation semis. Ali was pinned in a rematch against Shaffer but responded with a victory against Spanaway Lake’s Elijah Cummins 8-6. Ali finished with a 3-1 record.

Retto Peato finished sixth at 132 pounds and will be an alternate at regionals. Pesto was pinned in his first match but picked up two straight pins against Spanaway Lake’s Angel Jimenez-Munoz and Silas’ Derek Atkins. Peato dropped his final two matches to end up 2-3 in the tourney.

Tyler Dodge finished seventh and will be another alternate at 144 pounds. Dodge won his first match 8-2 against Silas’ Aaron Entwistle. Dodge split his next two matches and reached the consolation quarterfinals. However, Dodge fell 7-2 and ended with a 2-2 record.

For the girls, Natalie Noel and Sage Swalley will head to regionals.

Noel finished second at 115 pounds with a 3-1 record. Noel pinned Garfield’s Savannah Buerk in 21 seconds, defeated Nathan Hale’s Sydney Wilcox 15-0 and pinned Roosevelt’s Jillian Mavencamp in the second period. Noel lost in the championship bout by a first-period pin.

Swalley finished second at 170 pounds with a 2-1 record. She pinned Spanaway Lake’s Kaleafa Perlyn and Lincoln’s Aliyah Chimal in the first period. Afterward, Swalley lost in the championship by a second-period pin.