08-09 Chelan Sports

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Jose Lopez works on Alex Chipman of Cashmere during the 112 pound championship match at the District VI Championships. Lopez won by a 4-1 decision over Chipman to win the District Championship and extend his win/loss record on the season to 24-3.


Three Chelan wrestlers win District Championships

Two forfeit championship matches because of injuries

By Richard Uhlhorn


Saturday was a long and arduous for wrestlers from District VI trying to qualify for the upcoming Regional Championships in Lakeside next weekend. Chelan wrestlers did well at the District tournament, coming in as a team in second place behind a very strong Omak team.


Individually, Chelan will have 14 (plus one alternate) represented at the upcoming Regional Tournament.


Jose Lopez, Jose Garcia and Gage Schmidt all wrestled straight through to become District champions. Tyler Allen and Davey Anderson both fell prey to Omak in the final round, placing second in District. “We hadn’t seen Omak since December,” said Coach Jay McGuffin. “Omak has some quality kids who provided tough matches for us.” McGuffin added that Omak wrestlers certainly gave Chelan some problems to work on this week in practice.


Dillon Parker and Sean Gervais also came in second. Both were injured going into the District Tournament and knowing they only had to place within the top six gave them an opportunity to wrestle once and take an Injury Defalt forfeit in the finals to give them another week to heal.


Parker, who extended his elbow in practice on Tuesday, had a bye for his first round based on his 23-3 record and then wrestled younger teammate Jacob Przespolewski to get into the final championship match where he forfeited to Christopher Chipman of Cashmere in hopes of being totally healed by the Regional Championshiops.


“It was a smart move for Dillon,” stated Ann Chipman, Christopher’s aunt.


Sean Gervais also forfeited his championship match to Jordan Velasco of Omak after beating teammate Jose Aparicio on Friday night and then defeating Omak’s Brad Ives by pin in 5:54 of his match.


Gervais broke a bone in his foot several weeks ago and has to wear a special boot in order to wrestle. After his match against Ives, he was hurting. “I’m taking 800 milligrams of Ibuprofen for the pain,” said Gervais who is determined to qualify for the upcoming Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome in two weeks.


“We will gear up for the Regional Tournament and see how many we can get to the State Tournament,” said Coach McGuffin.


Tyler Allen (152 lbs.) lost to Andrew Miller of Omak in a major decision 12-2. Miller had perfected a move to put his opponents into a cradle and Allen lost points to Miller because of this. “I’ll have to figure out how not to get into that situation at the Regional competition,” said Allen.


Davey Aderson (189 lbs.) also lost to an Omak wrestler in a 10-4 decision. Brandon Hughes also used the cradle to score points and Anderson, who entered the tournament with a credible 21-4 record will have to figure out how to beat the undefeated Hughes at the Regional Tournament.


Hank Burton (130 lbs) who came into the District tournament with a 21-12 record, lost his first match and had to work his way through the brackets to a third place finish.


In the 125 pound class, both Joel Mata and Zaren Sandum will be representing Chelan at the Regional tournament. Mata took fourth place on Saturday and Sandum was sixth.


In the 171 pound class, Rudy Barrious and Tyler Clark qualified in fourth and sixth place respectively and will wrestle for a state spot next weekend.


Freshman Cole Schwartz (160 lbs.) proved himself also by placing sixth in Districts after working his way through the bottom bracket after a Friday night loss. Freshman Gage Henry ((135 lbs.) placed seventh in Districts and will be Chelan’s lone alternate to the Regional Championships.


“We’re happy,” said Coach McGuffin. “It was a great weekend and a lot of fun. I appreciate all the fans who came out to watch the kids wrestle.”


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