The Marysville Getchell boys wrestling team hosted a dual meet with the Ferndale Golden Eagles and the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Dec. 13.
The Chargers started off the meet battling the Golden Eagles as they kept it close through the entire matchup. Marysville Getchell got out to a 18-6 lead early, but eventually fell behind with consecutive losses in the end, as Ferndale took the 46-36 victory.
Marysville Getchell bounced back against the Thunderbirds as they established a lead from the first match and kept it. The Chargers split their dual meet with the 45-36 win over Shorewood.
“We’re a young club but I’m seeing the team work hard and there are a lot of good attitudes in the room. The important thing is to keep going one match at a time and staying positive no matter the outcome on the mat,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach John Deaver.
The Chargers’ young underclassmen wrestled at a high level throughout the day as Cody Mitchell, Timothy Doroshuk and Omar Salcedo each earned two victories. Mitchell, 120-pound sophomore, took his first match on a pin with one second left in the first round and pinned his next opponent with 52 seconds left in the third round. Doroshuk, 126-pound sophomore, tallied a quick win as he pinned the Ferndale wrestler 49 seconds into the match and then pinned Shorewood 1:11 into the second match. Salcedo, 106/113-pound freshman, took his first win at 106-pounds with a pin 30 seconds into the third round and earned his second match on a forfeit.
Marysville Getchell’s upperclassmen have played a big role in leading the young team as Trey Padgett, Caleb Blonk and Erick Duenas all picked up two wins each as well. Padgett, 138-pound senior, controlled both of his matches handily as he finished the first on a pin 30 seconds into the third round and took the 10-3 decision in the second match. Blonk, 195-pound junior, earned a victory on forfeit against Ferndale and then pinned the Thunderbirds wrestler with 43 seconds left in the second round. Duenas, 285-pound junior, pinned his first opponent with 1:03 left in the first round and then notched his second victory by forfeit.
If you want to cheer on the Chargers their next home meet will be a dual meet against the Stanwood Spartans and the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 5:45 p.m.