The Marysville-Pilchuck boys wrestling team hosted the Snohomish Panthers and the Everett Seagulls in a highly contested dual meet on Dec. 20.
The Tomahawks opened the dual meet against Snohomish as they started out strong and finished even stronger. After a few early wins in the match, Marysville-Pilchuck ran away with it, on a total of four decisions and three pins. They notched their first victory of the day with a score of 43-22 against the Panthers.
Marysville-Pilchuck rode their momentum from their first matchup into the match against the Seagulls. They started off losing the first match at 113 pounds but went on a streak to dominate Everett the rest of the way. The Tomahawks walked away undefeated on the day with the 48-24 win over Everett.
“Those were big matches for us, wrestling both Everett and Snohomish on the same night. We came out and performed well but just like everyone else we are a little banged up. During the break we’ll be hoping to balance our recovery and our focus,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Craig Iversen.
The Tomahawk seniors Tanner Lauzon and Isaiah Galindo took control of their matchups from beginning to end. Lauzon, 120-pound, took the forfeit win against Snohomish but finished his Everett opponent with a pin 52 seconds into the match. Galindo, 138, was head and shoulders above Snohomish as he earned a 13-2 decision and then finished on a pin with 21 seconds left in the second round against Everett.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s junior Austin Davis and Mauro Bejar played a big role in their team’s success as well. Davis, 126-pound, closed out his first match over the Panthers with a pin 1:52 into the match then earned the 8-2 decision over the Seagulls. Bejar, 170-pound, did the opposite as he finished against Snohomish with the 9-3 decision and then closed out Everett 1:47 into the match with the pin.
Cayden White, sophomore 182-pound, had arguably the most impressive performance on the day as he earned two pins. Both of his pins came in the first round as he finished Snohomish 1:27 into the match and Everett 1:18 into the first round.
If you want to come out and support Marysville wrestling, the Tomahawks will be hosting their cross-town rival Marysville Getchell Chargers on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.