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Enstad runner-up at Sundome, Wolves split league matches


Andrew Christiansen

PINNED: Dean Enstad pinned Highland's Carlos Magana in Goldendale.

Goldendale opened league wrestling action, hosting a double dual with Goldendale defeating Highland 42-35 and losing to Naches Valley 39-36. The other side of the dual meet saw Granger post big wins over Highland 57-18 and Naches Valley 65-6.


Highland was on top 6-0 with a Goldendale forfeit at 120 pounds. It took eight more matches before Kyle Wilkins gave the Wolves the lead, which they would not relinquish. Wilkins won with the first of three forfeit wins from 182 pounds to 285 pounds. At 195, Jakeb Partlow got his six points by pinning Nathan Townsend, 53 seconds into the first round.

Zane and Zach Cully followed Partlow with forfeit wins at 220 pounds and 285 pounds, respectively. Also winning by forfeit was Nic Dix at 132 pounds.

Goldendale's only other contested win came from Dean Enstad, who made quick work of Carlos Magana at 152 pounds. Enstad pinned the Highland wrestler in 36 seconds.

Goldendale lost by pin at 126 pounds where Leroy Miller was pinned in the second round by Pablo Salcedo. Mark Briggs had a spirited battle with Miguel Negrete at 145 pounds, eventually losing 15-9. Also losing on points were Michael Jagelski, 14-3 to Juan Garcia, and Ruben Finn, 11-1 to Jesus DeSantos.

Naches Valley

Goldendale led the Rangers 6-3 after an opening forfeit win for Miller and a tough loss by Dix, 11-6 to Daniel Perez. With the score 6-5 in favor of Perez and time winding down in the final round, Dix went for the take-down, but couldn't finish it, allowing Perez to extend the winning margin.

A pin by Derek Stanelle over Jagelski gave the Rangers their first lead which was enhanced when Adam Thompson pinned Briggs at 1:45.

Goldendale came back with a forfeit win by Enstad followed by Bryce Wilkins' second pin of the night in 47 seconds over Sean Casey, for an 18-15 lead.

The teams exchanged the lead with Chase Craig pinning Finn at 170 pounds and Kyle Wilkins scoring another first round pin in 42 seconds over Hank Aherens. Partlow and Zane Cully were awarded forfeit wins to bring the score to 36-21 in Goldendale's favor with two forfeits looming in favor of Naches Valley.

Andrew Christiansen

Mark Briggs started slow against Miguel Negrete,but came back to make it a close match, losing 15-9.

Zach Cully took on Gavin Brumley in the deciding match. Cully got inside and attempted a throw of the larger Brumley, who fought it off and got the take-down. Brumley was able to turn Cully and finish the match with a pin at 1:04.

There were four exhibition matches for Goldendale. Nic Foss had a quick pin over a Highland opponent in 23 seconds of round one. Colby Valladares and Trent Radway lost by pins and Daniel Wedgwood battled Alfredo Mada to a 12-11 loss.

The Timberwolves also competed in the SunDome Invitational in Yakima on Saturday. Enstad settled for second place, losing 9-3 in the championship match. Jakeb Partlow, Zane Cully and Zach Cully all had first round wins.


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