Sports briefs: Bressler and OSU will wrestle Simon Fraser in Auburn

By CASEY OLSON, The Mirror

Decatur graduate Kyle Bressler and the Oregon State University wrestling team are coming to Auburn. The Beavers are hosting Simon Fraser University from Canada at 7 p.m. at Vision Quest Sports and Fitness in the Auburn SuperMall Nov. 24.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children. The Oregon State coaching staff will put on a free one-hour clinic at 5 p.m. The clinic is free with the purchase of a ticket.

Bressler finished his wrestling career at Decatur with a 117-6 career record with 70 pins. He won two state championships at 189 pounds and was 40-0 as a senior with 26 pins.

He is now a junior at Oregon State and wrestled last year at 184 pounds. He finished the season 19-13 with four pins and wrestled at the NCAA Championships, where he finished 0-2. He finished third at the Pac-10 Championships with a 3-1 record.

Bressler is majoring in construction engineering management and chose Oregon State “to wrestle for a great program and get a good education.”

Bressler has been on the Pac-10 All-Academic Team each of the last two years.

• Pacific Waves Synchronized Swimming is currently enrolling for their introduction to synchro classes. The classes are offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kenneth Jones Pool in Federal Way on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. The cost is $60 per swimmer and they must be able to swim one length of the pool and be comfortable under water. All participants receive a free swim cap and nose plug.

Members of Pacific Waves Synchronized Swimming range from the beginner-novice level, to the national-competition level. Many have competed at the regional and national levels, where they have consistently placed in the top-ten in the country for their routines.

For more information and to register, contact LeeAnn at (253) 476-1172.

• Green River Community College is hosting its first-ever Gator Athletics Holiday Auction and Dinner to celebrate Gator Athletics and raise money for athletic scholarships on Dec. 1. Current scholarship funds only cover 70 percent of those who qualify. The goal is that no Gator athlete will have to choose between paying for college and developing his or her athletic potential.

In addition to a silent and live auction, there will be live contests planned. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting (253) 833-9111, ext. 2480, or

• Northwest Youth Sports Alliance (NYSA) 8- to 14-year-old basketball leagues are accepting registrations through Nov. 27. Players can sign-up online at Youth can choose from either the Norpoint League in Northeast Tacoma or the Metro League when signing up. Boys and girls will play on separate teams. A player’s age on July 31 determines which age group they will play in. League fees are $65-$70 and include uniforms. Games begin Jan. 7.

For more information, call (253) 305-1015 or email

• The Mid-Sound Pilots 12-under select Bronco team is holding tryouts for four more 11- and 12-year-old baseball players to join our program. Tryouts will be held at the Bulldog Training Center in Kent on Oct. 26 from 8-9:30 p.m.

They are looking for players for all positions. The team is currently playing fall ball games with other select 12-under teams from the Puget Sound area and will be participating in winter training at the Bulldog Training Center in Kent. The team will play a competitive spring season, with at least 35 games and three tournaments, plus all-stars. If you would like more information, call coach David Engle at (206) 235-5621 or

• The Seattle Baseball Academy 15-under Bombers select baseball team is looking to add a middle infielder/pitcher for the upcoming 2008 Mickey Mantle season. The Bombers are a competitive team that are beginning fall and winter workouts soon. Players interested in more information or a tryout can contact Bombers manager Jay Roberts at (206) 793-1574 or Steve Atkinson at (253) 307-2869.

• The Mid-Sound Pilots baseball program is seeking competitive 11- and 12-year-old players for its 2007-08 select Bronco baseball team. They are looking for players for all positions. The team is participating in a fall ball program with other select 12-under teams from the Puget Sound area, and plans to participate in winter training at the Bulldog Training Center in Kent. The team will play a competitive spring season, with at least 35 games and at least three tournaments, plus all-stars.

For more information, contact Coach David at (206) 235-5621 or for tryout information.

• The Mid-Sound Pony Pilots 12-under Bronco team is seeking high character, competitive 11- and 12-year-old baseball players for the upcoming fall season and continuing through the spring 2008 season. Tryouts can be arranged by appointment. Call Coach David at (206) 235-5621 or e-mail him at for additional information.

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