Kitsap schools compete in Hammerhead Tournament

The Hammerhead Wrestling Tournament took place at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion Dec. 15-16, and nearly all of the Kitsap County teams competed.

South Kitsap won the boys division with 221.5 points, winning by 47.5 points. The Wolves had multiple placers, including two champions.

Hayden Sternod won at 120 pounds with five pins, including times of 18 seconds, 1 minute and 14 seconds and 1:26. Stone Hartford won at 144 pounds with five pins too.

Gabriel Fragoso went 4-1 and finished second at 175 pounds, Braden Shook went 5-1 and finished third at 150 pounds, Chase Eaglin went 5-2 and finished fourth at 165 pounds and Dylan Sternod went 4-2 and finished fourth at 106 pounds.

South Kitsap’s girls were the top scorers for Kitsap County, finishing 35th with 31.5 points. Rosemary Brooks scored most of the points with a first-place finish at 125 pounds. Tayla Abundis scored the rest of the points after going 2-2 at 115 pounds.

North Kitsap’s boys team finished 21st with 93 points. Morgan Paul went 6-2 and earned fourth place. Lincoln Gould finished fifth at 215 pounds.

Zakaria Hammou led the team in scoring, finishing third at 215 pounds and earning four pins. Ben Gomez went 4-2 and finished fourth at 190 pounds. Jackson Johnson finished in sixth place at 175 pounds.

NK had two girls wrestle, and Tayana Decoteau won a match at 120 pounds.

Bremerton’s boys finished 24th with 86 points. Lars Michaelson was the only placer, winning at 190 pounds with three pins, a major decision and a 6-0 decision against Gomez. Leonidas Wakonabo was the second-highest scorer, finishing 3-2 at 138 pounds. Jonah Gregor also went 3-2 at 126 pounds.

Bremerton’s girls finished 38th with 10 points from one wrestler. Yzana Smith did not place despite finishing 3-2 at 190 pounds.

Central Kitsap finished 28th with 75 points. Carter Chadwick was the only placer, finishing sixth at 138 pounds. Nathan Cronin went 4-2 and missed the medal rounds by one match. Christian Phipps and Wyatt Harper went 3-2 at 144 and 150 pounds.

CK’s girls had eight wrestlers total, four scoring points for the Cougars.

Olympic’s boys finished 30th with 74.5 points. The Trojans had four wrestlers score double-digit points. Alexander Bullman finished sixth with a 5-3 record, including losses to Hammou and Gould. Mason Mangolna went 5-2 but did not place at 126 pounds. Kevin Hudson went 2-2 at heavyweight. Miles Brown went 3-2 at 175 pounds.

Olympic’s girls finished 36th with 15 points. Haley Schaser scored all the points after going 3-2 and finishing fourth at 140 pounds.

Bainbridge finished 42nd out of 55 teams in the boys division with 52 points. The Spartans lost Garrett Goade on the first day with an eye injury, ending his tournament with a 1-2 record. However, Wyatt Chabot finished fourth at 157 pounds with a 7-2 record. He lost his first and last match but won seven straight matches.

Baha Ali and Zane Turner were the next two Spartans to earn points for the team. Ali finished 3-2 at 138 pounds while Turner went 2-2. Tyler Dodge also went 2-2 at 150 pounds, and Hayden Broom won a match at 190 pounds.

Bainbridge girls finished 34th out of 42 teams with 15 points. The Spartans had five wrestlers, and Sage Swalley led the way, finishing 4-2 and earning fourth at 170 pounds.

Klahowya finished 44th with 49 points. Deacon and Carson Wintch were the top Eagle wrestlers. Deacon went 4-2 at 126 pounds while Carson went 2-2 at 120 pounds. Sean Price was the third-best wrestler, going 3-2 at 150 pounds.

Klahowya’s girls finished with 10 points. Linley Wolfard-Henry went 2-2 at 170 pounds while Lily Schramek went 1-2 at 155 pounds.