Bearcat Boys Bash Visiting Black Hills in Dual Match


W.F. West boys wrestling lost just one wrestled-match and the Bearcats rolled to a 64-15, dual-match victory over visiting Black Hills on Thursday.

“The guys wrestled tough,” W.F. West coach Jamie Rakevich said. “We were supposed to wrestle Centralia, and the guys just flowed with it. We just gotta take whatever opportunity we can to wrestle. The kids performed really well. We looked pretty dominant.”

The Bearcats only loss in a wrestled-match came at 113, while the rest of W.F. West continued its dominance of the 2A Evergreen Conference.

Andrew Penland (220) and Daniel Matagi (285) gave the Bearcats a quick, 12-0 lead with back-to-back forfeits, before the Bearcats forfeited at 106 and Aiden LeBoeuf’s loss at 113.

Damian Hernandez then defeated Black Hill’s Mickey Johnston in a 7-5 decision at 120 pounds. W.F. West’s Hunter Arnett picked up a pin over Porter Nicholson at 126 in 2:37.

Beau Guyette won by forfeit at 132, followed by Bo Davis’ pin in 54 seconds at 138. At 145, Cirsto Parriott won by pin in 3:32.

At 152, Blake Ely won 12-3, followed by Hayden Sciera’s pin in 3:02 over Black Hills’ Zachary Bergford at 160.

Tucker Land (170) and Tanner Wallin (180) each won by forfeit, before Brock Guyette defeated Caleb Wagoner at 195 to finish out the match.

W.F. West heads to Capital High School at 4:30 p.m. on Monday for a four-team match with River Ridge and Bremerton.