Tigers Taken Down by T-Birds in Dual Match


Centralia surrendered five forfeits and wasn’t able to keep up with Tumwater, fallin 60-15, during the Tigers’ home opener in a dual match on Wednesday.

Tiger sophomore Antonio Campos, the top-ranked 120-pound wrestler in Class 2A, pushed his undefeated high-school career win streak to 31 with a second-round pin. 

“We have him work on takedowns until the last 30 seconds of the round, otherwise he’d get first-round pins,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said.

Also picking up wins for Centralia was Christopher Isai Mendoza-Ponce at 195 pounds and Antonio Garcia at 132.

On the girls side, Centralia Willa Phillips won both her matches to go 2-0 on the night, and Jade Hudson defeated Tumwater’s 106-pound varsity wrestler.

Boys results are as follow:

  • 170 — Cash Short (T) 5-1 decision over Julian Gruginski (C) 
  • 182 — Jack Wargum (T) fall in 2:36 over Dylan Mock (C)  
  • 195 — Christopher Isai Mendoza-Ponce (C) 9-5 decision over Tristan Palous (T)
  • 220 — Jackson Winner (T) fall in 1:36 over Izaiah Marquez (C) 
  • 285 — Aiden Aguero (T) fall in :39 over Willy Stinkeoaway (C)  
  • 106 — Carlos Juarez (T) forfeit
  • 113 — Landon Baydo (T) forfeit 
  • 120 — Antonio Campos (C) fall in 2:20 over A.J. Yocom
  • 126 — Weeks (T) 10-4 decision over Dashba Denetclaw (C) 
  • 132 — Antonio Garcia (C) fall in 2:38 over Eddie Winkley (T)
  • 138 — Tumwater fall in :54 over Jack Klawitter (C) 
  • 145 — Eddie Marson (T) forfeit
  • 152 — Derek Thompson (T) forfeit
  • 160 — Jacob Kaikkonen (T) forfeit

“We’re working hard and trying to get these guys good,” Phillips said.

Centralia gets back into action when it hosts Rochester on Thursday.