Tonasket wins Warden wrestling title

WARDEN – Tonasket’s wrestling team brought home its third tournament title of the season on Saturday, Jan. 5, winning three individual championships and edging Mt. Baker and Warden in a tight three-way battle in the nine-team tournament.

The Tigers ran up 191.5 points to Mt. Baker’s 185 and Warden’s 183. Kittitas was fourth with 135 and Cascade a distant fifth with 79.

Tonasket’s individual winners were Trevor Peterson at 113 pounds; Collin Aitcheson at 120; Austin Booker at 160;

Other medalists for the Tigers were Rade Pilkinton (106, 3rd place), Cristian Diaz (113, 4th), Jorge Juarez (126, 2nd), Dyllan Walton (132, 3rd), Derek Rimestad (145, 3rd), Quinn Mirick (152, 6th), Dallas Tyus (170, 2nd), John Rawley (195, 3rd), Frank Holfeltz (220, 4th) and Chad Edwards (285, 2nd).

The tournament showed the Tigers’ depth, as well, as starters Jeffrey Stedtfeld, Dalton Wahl and Austin Knowlton didn’t wrestle.

The Tigers wrestle Cascade in a Caribou Trail League dual on Friday, Jan. 11, then come back the next day for their home Apple Pie Invitational.

Other teams coming for the tourney include Oroville, Okanogan, Kettle Falls, Liberty Bell, Warden, Cascade, Chewelah and Rogers (Spokane).

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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