Finishing ahead of a few 4A squads at a stacked invite in Chehalis, the W.F. West wrestling team placed fourth out of 12 total teams invited from all over the state.
Those teams were Yelm, Graham-Kapowsin, Sumner, Camas, Enumclaw, Skyview, Sedro Woolley, Anacortes, Mount Si, Olympia, and Heritage. Yelm took the overall team crown, with GK finishing second, Sumner finishing third, and the Bearcats coming in just behind them with 162 points.
“It was good,” Bearcats coach Jamie Rakevich said. “We tried to put a tough tournament together to prepare for postseason.”
The only individual champion of the tournament for the Bearcats was 285-lb wrestler Daniel Matagi, who beat Graham-Kapowsin’s Curtis Hill by decision, 3-1.
“Daniel moves really well and had a great gameplan,” Rakevich said. “He wrestled really well and smart.”
Other placers for the Bearcats were: Hunter Arnett (fourth, 126-lb), Brady Davis (second, 132-lb), Cristo Parriott (third, 138-lb), Blake Ely (second, 145-lb), Tucker Land (fourth, 160-lb), Brock Guyette (second, 195-lb) and Andrew Penland (second, 220-lb).
The Bearcats next scheduled contest is at home for Senior Night against Shelton in a dual meet on Wednesday.