Wrestling: Bucs, Knights edge Wolves on mats

Port Angeles, Port Townsend up next in double dual on Thursday


Between two days and two duals, Sequim’s wrestling squad showed two sides of what it can do.

The Wolves hosted Kingston on Jan. 12 in a 37-36 loss, followed by a 36-25 loss on Jan. 14 in Bremerton.

Sequim head coach Charles Drabek said the scores don’t reflect the teammates’ efforts, as they were two very different duals. In Sequim, the Wolves lost seven matches to the Buccaneers, two by pin and four by major decision, and recorded their only points from six forfeits.

“They looked flat,” Drabek said. “They didn’t win a match whether an exhibition or actual. Our upperclassmen had to wrestle their studs and came out on the short end of the stick.”

The Wolves won six matches against the Knights, however, with two pins from Craig Baker at 138 pounds over Diamante Hall and MacKenzie Stockdale (285) over Virico Nelson. Other Wolves’ wins came from Kevyn Ward (160) winning 7-2 over Jesse Smith, Dylan Perreira (170) 4-0 over Paxton Neyman, Adrian Klarich (182) 4-1 over Josh Walton, and Dalton Brown (106) with a 14-2 major decision over Ethan Fowler.


Levi Foy of Sequim grapples with Jacob Diehl of Kingston last week. Diehl topped Foy by major decision, 17-7. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Drabek said Sequim “wrestled with energy” against the Knights.

“Bill (Schroepfer, assistant coach) and I were much more pleased with the effort put forth,” he said. “We had a chance at the end to win so that was good.”

Some Wolves continue to recover from injuries, too, such as Jamie Schroepfer (120 pounds) who Drabek said would have made the difference in both duals if fully healthy.

This week, Sequim hosts Port Angeles and Port Townsend for a double dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Sequim’s boys travel to the Klahowya Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23, and the girls travel to the Lady Lakes Lipstick Invite in Tacoma the same day.