WRESTLING: Enumclaw outscores Decatur by the slimmest of margins; Eagle girls win SPSL title

Federal Way senior Bianca Arizpe won the SPSL championship at 118 pounds Saturday and also helped the Eagles win the team title.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Federal Way senior Bianca Arizpe won the SPSL championship at 118 pounds Saturday and also helped the Eagles win the team title.
— image credit: Casey Olson/The Mirror

There is no doubting that the Decatur and Enumclaw wrestling programs are the class of the South Puget Sound League 3A Division. They proved it during the regular season and again Saturday.

But, for the second time this season, the defending state-champion Hornets narrowly outpointed the Gators. This time it came at the SPSL 3A Sub-Regional Championships Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High School and it was by the slimmest possible margin.

Enumclaw finished the day with a grand total of 363 points and after checking and re-checking, Decatur ended up right behind with 362.5 points. The Hornets also narrowly beat the Gators to win the regular season SPSL 3A championship. The two teams were tied heading into the last match of their duel meet, which Enumclaw won.

Despite finishing in second place, the Gators ended up with five individual champions Saturday.

Trysten Dawson started off Decatur's title haul by beating teammate Leviticus Arizpe in the 113-pound championship in a high-scoring match, 15-10. The Gators' other victories came from Isaiah Diggs (132 pounds), Nick Karis (170), Rowland Gaydosh (195) and Kyle Gleed (285).

Diggs won by injury default over Peninsula's Ryan Valley, as did Karis over Enumclaw's Falani Gill. Gaydosh and Gleed dominated their respective brackets Saturday, both pinning all three of their opponents.

Gaydosh, who finished second at 170 pounds at last year's Mat Classic, pinned Enumclaw's Sefo Gill in the 195-pound championship and Gleed pinned Lakes' Kiyrie Simonsin the heavyweight final.

Nine Enumclaw wrestlers made it to the championship matches, but just Garrett Grau won a title. Grau won a 5-1 decision over Decatur’s Justin Robinson at 220 pounds.

The Gators also got second-place finishes from senior Spencer Smith at 182 pounds. Smith lost to Bonney Lake's Chili Sabin in the championship.

Next up is the Region II Tournament at Bonney Lake High School on Saturday. The tournament will run all day with state tournament allocations on the line. The 25th annual Mat Classic will be held Feb. 15-16 inside the Tacoma Dome.

SPSL Girls Championships

The Federal Way Eagles continued their dominance of the SPSL this season Saturday by easily winning the tournament title. The Eagles, who also won the SPSL championship during the regular season, finished with 212 points to outdistance second-place Rogers (176).

Federal Way took home three individual weight class championships, led by senior Bianca Arizpe at 118 pounds. The Eagles' other titles came from Jacklyn Baules at 170 pounds and Antanesha Walton at 235 pounds.

Beamer finished up in third-place overall in the team standings, but finished with four individual champs Saturday.

Arian Carpio, who finished second at the Mat Classic last year as a freshman, won the 112-pound title by pinning Kentridge's Taylor Lee in the championship. Lulu Kemman pinned Rogers' Brittni Greene in the 137-pound title match, Vanessa Dixon won by injury default at 145 and Daiza Vann pinned Emerald Ridge's Genesis Pina at 155.

SPSL South Championships

The Todd Beamer Titans had an impressive third-place finish at the SPSL South Championships Saturday at Curtis High. Graham-Kapowsin won the SPSL South title with 355.5 points, followed by Rogers (228). Beamer tallied 224 points.

The Titans' only individual champion came from 126-pounder Haftem Tafere, who beat Rogers' Daniel Wernofsky in the title match.

Beamer also got second-place finishes from Brett Dykman at 113 pounds, Adrian Avena at 138 and Mitchell Owens at 160.

SPSL North Championships

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders finished in eighth-place at the nine-team SPSL North Championships Saturday at Kent-Meridian High School. Tahoma easily won the team title, followed by Kentwood.

The Raiders' top finisher was Jake Polsack at 160 pounds. The Jefferson senior lost in the championship bout to Tahoma's Chris McElroy, 9-5.

Up next for Polsack is the Region III Championships Saturday at Auburn High School.

SPSL 3A Championships

At Auburn Mountainview H.S.

Team scores — Enumclaw 363, Decatur 362.5, Bonney Lake 221, Peninsula 181, Auburn Mountainview 138, Lakes 79.


106 — Carson Corballey, Bonney Lake, dec. Kyle Opland, Enumclaw, 7-6. 113 — Trysten Dawson, Decatur, dec. Leviticus Arizpe, Decatur, 15-10. 120 — Andrew Ramirez, Lakes, tech. fall Garrett Jarosz, Enumclaw, 14-1. 126 — Colton Tracy, Bonney Lake, dec. Tyke Reid, Enumclaw, 9-2. 132 — Isaiah Diggs, Decatur, inj. def. Ryan Valley, Peninsula. 138 — Randy Nimrick, Peninsula, dec. Caid Caveness, Bonney Lake, 11-9. 145 — Matt Yuste, Bonney Lake, inj. def. Lucas Somera, Enumclaw. 152 — Casey Larson, Peninsula, dec. Justin Mitchell, Enumclaw, 8-3. 160 — Cayle Williams, Bonney Lake, pinned Ryan Anderson, Enumclaw. 170 — Nick Karis, Decatur, inj. def. Falani Gill, Enumclaw. 182 — Chili Sabin, Bonney Lake, inj. def. Spencer Smith, Decatur. 195 — Rowland Gaydosh, Decatur, pinned Sefo Gill, Enumclaw. 220 — Garrett Grau, Enumclaw, dec. Justin Robinson, Decatur, 5-1. 285 — Kyle Gleed, Decatur, pinned Kiyrie Simons, Lakes.

SPSL 4A North championships

At Kent-Meridian H.S. (Saturday)

Team scores — Tahoma 411, Kentwood 291.5, Kentridge 224, Kent-Meridian 197, Auburn 196.5, Kentlake 164, Auburn Riverside 106, Jefferson 81, Mount Rainier 26.


106 — Nick Smith, Kentlake, dec. Drew Aplin, Auburn, 8-4. 113 — Connor Berlin, Kentwood, dec. Kenny Hobbs, Kentridge, 10-6. 120 — Tim Whitehead, Tahoma, dec. Walker Meyers, Kentwood, 3-0. 126 — Cruz Velasquez, Tahoma, maj. dec. Sam Schuessler, Tahoma, 17-6. 132 — Gabe Boynay, Tahoma, dec. Dalton Meyers, Kentwood, 2-1. 138 — Joshua Smith, Kent-Meridian, pinned Asia Torres, Kentwood, 0:59. 145 — Arthur Sargent, Kentridge, dec. Brandon Scheiber, Tahoma, 7-4. 152 — Tucker Mjelde, Tahoma, dec. Josh Tate, Auburn, 10-3. 160 — Chris McElroy, Tahoma, dec. Jake Polsack, Jefferson, 9-5. 170 — Josh Boekelman, Kentwood, dec. Garret Autrey, Tahoma, 6-1. 182 — James West, Auburn, pinned Zach Seibel, Kentridge, .195 — Thomas Kemp, Kent-Meridian, dec. Matt Hopkins, Tahoma, 5-3. 220 — Jon Yarbrough, Kentlake, pinned Kyle Capperauld, Kentwood. 285 — Ed Torres, Tahoma, dec. Tyler Deskins, Kentlake, 5-3.

SPSL South Championships

At Curtis High School (Saturday)

Team scores — Graham-Kapowsin 355.5, Rogers 228.0, Beamer 224.0, Puyallup 220.5, Bethel 191.5, Spanaway Lake 159.0, Emerald Ridge 112.0, Curtis 89.5, Federal Way 77.0.


106 — Spencer Schroeder, GK, d. Angel Coria, SL. 113 — Phillip Springsteen, Beth., d. Brett Dykman, Beamer. 120 — Emanuel Cuaves, Curtis, d. Beau Shatto, Rog. 126 — Haftem Tafere, Beamer, d. Daniel Wernofsky, Rog. 132 — Adam Romano, GK, d. Jared Schroeder, GK. 138 — Corde Ferreira, GK, d. Adrian Avena, Beamer. 145 — Ian Steen, GK, d. Brandon Brennenstahl, Rog. 152 — Trevor Anderson, Beth., d. Damien Jackson, Rog. 160 — Mack Busey, GK, d. Mitchell Owens, Beamer. 170 — Spencer Nehm, Curt., d. Justin Gathers, GK. 182 — Zack Bickford, Span., d. Tyler Klien, GK. 195 — Joseph Gomez, GK, d. Joseph Meyer, Puy. 220 — Matt Voss, Puy., d. Brandon Champaco, Span. 285 — Alex Boynton, GK, d. Trent Nivala, Puy.

SPSL 4A Girls Championships

At Curtis High School (Saturday)

Team scores — Federal Way 212, Rogers 176, Beamer 134, Kentwood 133, Emerald Ridge 111, Spanaway Lake 103, Puyallup 72, Kent-Meridian 71, Graham-Kapowsin 31, Auburn 30, Bethel 29, Kentridge 24, Auburn Riverside 14, Thomas Jefferson 5.


100 — Kendra Smith, Rog., p. Ana Valdez, KM. 106 — Haley French, Puy., p. Abby Humphrys, Rog. 112 — Arian Carpio, Beamer, p. Taylor Lee, KR. 118 — Bianca Arizpe, FW, maj. dec. Jordyn Bartelson, Puy., 12-3. 124 — Cassidy Meyers, KW, dec. ShaRaya Quinn, ER, 17-5. 130 — Margaret Hoyman, KM, p. Raquel Gray, Span. 137 — Lulu Kemman, Beamer, p. Brittni Greene, Rog. 145 — Vanessa Dixon, Beamer, inj. default Brittany Brooks, Span. 155 — Daiza Vann, Beamer, p. Genesis Pina, ER. 170 — Jacklyn Baules, FW, p. Daisja Flavors, Beamer. 190 — Jasmine Tuilaepa, Puy, p. Jessica Cabanada, FW. 235 — Antanesha Walton, FW, p. Makayla Barnett, Aub.

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