The Decatur High School boys wrestling team at the 4A sub-regional wrestling tournament on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of the Decatur Wrestling Facebook page

The Decatur High School boys wrestling team at the 4A sub-regional wrestling tournament on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of the Decatur Wrestling Facebook page

Decatur Gators take 8 on to regional boys wrestling tournament

Decatur’s three sub-regional champions, five tournament finalists to compete at regionals Tahoma High School Feb. 15.

Eight athletes from Decatur’s boys wrestling team made it to another round of postseason after last weekend’s sub-regional tournament.

The NPSL 4A Olympic Sub-Regional boys wrestling tournaments were held at Auburn Riverside High School last weekend.

The top four placers from each weight class moved on to regionals, while fifth-placers become next week’s alternates.

The Gators are taking eight on to regionals next weekend — three sub-regional champions, five tournament finalists and one alternate.

Decatur boys wrestling head coach Tevyn Tillman said he was satisfied with his athletes’ performances.

“[We] still got things we need to work on but everyone performed about where I thought they would with some exceptions here and there,” Tillman said. “Overall, I’m proud of the way they wrestled.”

Tillman also added that he’s excited to see how things turn out in the next two weekends.

“Some of the younger guys seem to get better with each match and the older ones seem a lot more mature,” he said. “… They have been bustin’ their butts to be where they are …”

Tillman said the team hopes to take six of the eight on to state, as long as the wrestlers continue to fine-tune their little mistakes each match.

The NPSL Olympic Division 4A boys wrestling regional championships will be held Feb. 15 at Tahoma High School (23100 SE Bear Blvd. in Maple Valley).

106

First place: Decatur sophomore Collin Jack won by decision (4-0) over Auburn Riverside’s Cole Cross.

Fourth place: Decatur freshman Cody Riverman.

152

Second place: Decatur sophomore Sennai Heyliger.

Enumclaw’s Drew Krehbiel won by fall in 1:05 over Sennai Heyliger.

160

Third place: Decatur junior Joshua Pearce.

170

First place: Decatur senior Bradley Tyack won by fall in 1:45 over Auburn’s Ronnie Labranche Mairs.

182

Second place: Decatur junior Brad “JC” Clay.

Auburn Riverside’s Ethan Pedro won by 14-8 decision over Brad Clay.

195

Fifth place: Decatur sophomore David Long.

220

First place: Decatur senior Sampson Mitchell won by 22-second pin over Auburn’s Uriel Parra.

Fourth place: Decatur sophomore Zechariah Siva.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Photo by Senad Tiric
FWPS welcomes spectators back to high school sporting events

Two passes for home game attendance will be provided to each athlete.

A Decatur High School athlete works out at a conditioning practice on Feb. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Don McConnaughey, courtesy photo
Longtime Highline College coach, athletic director dies at 90

Don McConnaughey was the ‘architect of the Highline College athletic department.’

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
FWPS athletes to begin in-person practices Feb. 18

The North Puget Sound League, which includes Federal Way schools, will have three distinct sports seasons beginning March 8.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders sign Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe

Rowe, 29, is a Federal Way High School graduate.

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
Jaden McDaniels pictured at a Federal Way High School game vs. Rogers High School in February 2019. Photo courtesy of Senad Tiric
Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels drafted to NBA

The FWHS graduate was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 28th pick overall.

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo
WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

Sports card fanatic finds a home at FW Farmers Market
Sports card fanatic finds a home at FW Farmers Market

Richard Davis, 87, sells sports cards from his 100,000 card collection at the farmers market each week.