KALAMA - Geoff Hylton pinned a pair of 189-pounder's as Ilwaco wrestled against a pair of top-notch opponents, Kalama and Cathlamet, at the home of the Chinooks Wednesday.
"I came away satisfied with our overall performance," coach Mike Garcia said. "We accomplished a lot against two tough teams and we did not quit."
Hylton dropped Kalama's Hartley in 3:42 and disposed of the Mule's Doumit also with a pin in 1:42. Stephen Berglund won his match at 103 lbs. by pinning Wilson of Kalama in 3:13. The Fishermen's team score was 12-61 against the talented and deep Chinooks as Ilwaco had to forfeit in four weight categories.
Cathlamet defeated the Fishermen 54-24 despite Jon Biggs (140 lbs.) comeback after trailing 0-5. Biggs pinned his opponent at the 3:55 mark for his third victory in a week. Joining Biggs and Hylton in the win column were Bobby Crislip (275 lbs.) and Berglund (103 lbs.) as they gained forfeits. The Fishermen were forced to forfeit in five classifications.
Against Kalama, Garcia had praise for Kylie Lewis (130 lbs.) in that she wrestled Mike Walker into the second round before being pinned at the 3:13 mark. Dan Beierle (171 lbs.) lost a major decision 14-4, but the coach said, "I am happy with what Dan accomplished by avoiding a pin against a good opponent. He's progressing nicely."
R.J. Jamison (215 lbs.), who has battled back from knee problems, lost a tussle with Montoya by pin at the 5:47 mark after trailing only 4-3. "R.J. ran out of gas, but did very well for his first match of the year." Crislip was defeated for only the second time this season by Sean McDonald 6-3. Garcia explained, "The loss to a strong league opponent will only make Bobby better."
Against the Mules Megan Brisby (130 lbs.) was pinned. Brian Tarabochia (130 lbs.) and Casey Marsh (145 lbs.) lost both of their bouts in the double-dual competition.