SCHS Wrestling vs Meadowdale HS

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- Head Coach Bryan Officer stands with SCHS Wrestling alumni from 1964 (1st class at SCHS).

- Photos and Article by Sean Rhodes

Senior Beau Ormsby stands with his family after receiving his “senior night” award. Ormsby stayed on to help manage the team this year despite a season-ending ACL injury.

Shorecrest Wrestling had a good dual meet against Meadowdale HS on Wednesday evening, January 26th.

Tonight was "senior night" and SCHS was honoring their senior wrestlers (Beau Ormsby, Thomas Rhodes, and Jacob Lougee). All three of these seniors have wrestled for Shorecrest High School for the last four years. Ormsby plans to play football in college but has some recovery time ahead of him with an ACL injury.

Rhodes has recently committed to wrestling for the US Coast Guard Academy.
Lougee plans to enter the US Navy after graduation and become a corpsman.
After opening ceremonies, the "tit for tat" action started out at the 170lb weight class with Peter Grimm (SC Sophmore) vs Jackson Zollars (Meadowdale). Grimm quickly got the pin to put up 6 team points on the scoreboard.

However, the Mavericks returned the favor at the 182lb contest, where Meadowdale's Bolar Sodnomayer pinned Shorecrest's Devin Montague.

There was a notable match at the 195lb division between Shorecrest's Evan Claar and Meadowdale's Saul Hernandez (ranked 8th in division 3A in WA state). Evan is only a 3rd-year wrestler (and missed most of last year due to Covid cancellations) and Saul is a senior that has been wrestling since Kindergarten. Nonetheless, Claar was able to take Hernandez down in the first round and almost got him into a cradle before Hernandez got the reversal and ended the match.

The 195, 220 and 285 (heavyweight contests) all went to Meadowdale. However, before SCHS' Jesse Gigrich lost his match, he almost locked down a head and arm throw on Joseph Williams of Meadowdale - prior to going out of bounds.

The Scots got a forfeit at the 106lb class but received a loss at the 113lb class, where Hilmy Burch snuffed out Kaiju Fergerson.

At 120lbs, the Scots' George Fernandez came out blazing, firing off a takedown and locking up a first-round pin against Maddox Milikan.

Joseph Martinez picked up another 6 points for the Scots at the 126lb contest and August King picked up 6 more in a Meadowdale forfeit at 132lbs.

The Mav’s took the lead again at 138lbs when the Scots’ Kenneth Adams gave up a tech fall (5 team points) to Skyler Rivera. However, Scots got a rebound when Thomas Rhodes, the Scot's team captain, secured a pin in the 2nd round against Daniel Sok at 152lbs for another 6 points in the home team’s favor.

Things got dicey again at 160lbs when Max Rutledge lost 3 team points in a major decision to the Mav's Henry Gates.

But at the 145lb division, Jacob Lougee won a tough match against Skyler Rivera by locking up a pin in the third round to secure the Scot's team win with a final score of 42 for the Scots and 38 for the Mavericks.

As a bonus, members of the very first SCHS Wrestling team (Class of 1964) showed up in support:

  • Thomas Eastman (middle) was the 1st Team Captain for SCHS Wrestling, (138lbs) and earned the "Most Inspirational Wrestler" award his Junior year. Eastman later served in the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Bill McFerran - 2nd Team Captain after Tom. 154lbs
  • Denny Lawson - Competed at 133lbs and 145lbs
  • John Chambers - Earned the "Most Inspirational Wrestler" award his senior year and wrestled at the 112lb weight class.

These dedicated men have been showing up in support of Shorecrest Wrestling at SCHS home dual meets for 58 years.

Go Scots!

Shorecrest HS 42 - Meadowdale HS 38

170 - Grimm pinned Zollars
182 - Sodnomayer pinned Montague
195 - Hernandez pinned Claar
220 - Williams pinned J.Gigrich
285 - Falin pinned B.Gigrich
106 - M. Fergerson received a Forfeit
113 - Burch pinned K.Fergerson
120 - Fernandez pinned Milikan
126 - Martinez pinned Garcia
132 - A King received a Forfeit
138 - Rivera tech fall over Adams
145 - Lougee pinned Dethets
152 - Rhodes pinned Sok
160 - Gates maj dec over Rutledge

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