“We started really strong,” said Sequim coach Len Borchers, after his Wolves, the defending Battle For the Axe champions, racked up nine consecutive pins against Central Kitsap in a 72-11 win. “That was good to see.”
At right, Sequim’s Chris Falkey gets lifted up by Kingston’s Derrick White in a 189-pound weight class match-up last week at the Battle For the Axe tournament in Port Angeles. Falkey won 7-5, scoring his final two points in the final 10 seconds. Falkey was 4-0 for the tournament.
Sequim dropped a 46-26 decision in round two against Olympic League rival Kingston.“We were pretty competitive (against the Buccaneers),” Borchers said.
Borchers said he was impressed with the way some of his younger wrestlers battled, such as 135-pounder Derek Fruin, 103-pounder Royhon Agostine and first-time varsity grappler Nick Kovach at 112 pounds.
At right, Dakota Hinton goes for — and gets — a pin against Kingston’s Brian Mason in the 171-pound weight class. Despite the individual win, Sequim dropped a 46-26 decision to their league rival. Sequim.
Sequim 171-pounder Dakota Hinton went 3-1, losing only to ranked Ryan Kulla of La Center. Also earning 3-1 records were Mustang Riggins at 140 pounds and Clay Charley at 285 pounds.Port Angeles’ Roughriders took the Battle For the Axe title, earning a tiebreaker win against La Center in the final round. The teams were tied at 36 after their 14 matches and Port Angeles won after it accumulated more total number of falls, defaults, forfeits and disqualifications (5-4).