Wolves wrestlers rebounded well last week following a 74-10 loss to Klahowya (Jan. 9).Coach Charles Drabek said he saw a lot of improvement the next night in a home meet against North Mason, another loss 30-43.
Klahowya, 74-10 loss
North Mason, 43-30 loss
Bainbridge Island Invite, ninth place
Luke Mooney placed second after losing in the finals to Ricky Barragan of Forks 7-6. Drabek said Mooney nearly won but Barragan escaped with 10 seconds to go in regulation. Mooney pinned his previous opponents.
Brandon Field won 8-7 against Nanito Sanchez of Forks in their first match but was pinned by first-place finisher Brian Burchett in the semifinals. Field placed fourth by losing to Sanchez in the third match by a score of 5-3.
Drabek sees a lot of promise for Field, a sophomore.
Agostine took fifth in the 126-weight class and went 2-2. Drabek said Agostine was upset with himself, but he told him that it's OK to lose now.
“This is where we learn to grow from the losses,” Drabek said.
“I'd rather have you lose now than at regionals or districts. Let's take something from your losses and use the next three weeks to figure that out.”
Emily Halversen wrestled in the 120-weight class and pinned North Kitsap wrestler Deven Kibodeaux. She finished the invite 1-2.
“When the girls start wrestling for their postseason, that experience is really going to pay off. She's stepping up this year.”
Other wrestlers who won at least one match include Brett Wright (145) 1-1, who took seventh, and Brady Young (285) who went 1-1.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, the team travels to Bremerton, which Drabek sees as a good opportunity for Sequim.
“It's doable,” he said about a win. “We match up well against them.”