WARRENTON - Rudy Alvarez and Ikaika Thomas each earned second place finishes and Tyler Starks, Dylan Short and Josh Berteaux claimed fourth place ribbons at a wrestling tournament in Warrenton Saturday.

Alvarez missed the 103-pound classification by less than half a pound according to coach Kevin McNulty, so he successfully competed at 112. Thomas was second at 285 pounds and Short was fourth in the same division. Starks at 171 pounds and Berteaux at 125 pounds also both finished fourth.

After three matches all 18 Fishermen grapplers have at least one victory under their belts for the young season and the team's overall record is a credible 47-52 (48 percent).

Individual results and the weight classification each wrestler competed in are listed below:

112 - Rudy Alvarez 2-1

119 - Marshall Powell 0-2

125 - Josh Berteaux 2-2

135 - Taylor Zinn 1-2

135 - Dylan Poe 1-2

140 - Blake Bradshaw 1-1

160 - Terry Elliott 1-2

160 - Taylor Odneal 1-2

171 - Joe Fjeldheim 2-1

171 - Tyler Starks 2-2

189 - Bobby Richards 1-2

189 - Elliott Marcus 0-2

285 - Ikaika Thomas 1-1

285 - Beau Morrow 1-2

285 - Dylan Short 2-2

Alvarez wins two; Ilwaco 9-15 against

Astoria, R.A. Long mat menASTORIA - Rudy Alvarez (103 pounds) swept two matches against formidable foes and seven other Fishermen wrestlers won matches in a challenging double-dual meet with R.A. Long and host Astoria Thursday. Alvarez improved his overall record to 3-1 on the young season and is looking like a promising contender for super-regional and even Mat Classic honors at season's end.

Other winners for Ilwaco were Blake Bradshaw (140 pounds), Terry Elliott (160 pounds), Taylor Odneal (160 pounds), Tyler Starks (171 pounds), Rey Sanchez (189 pounds), Bobby Richards (189 pounds) and Ikaika Thomas (285 pounds). Starks put up spirited efforts in both of his matches, coming out with refreshing intensity. Elliott and Sanchez showed exceptional athleticism and determination in their wins and Bradshaw, Odneal, Richards, and Thomas used their experience and gutsy efforts to defeat their opponents.

No team scores were kept. The highlight of the R.A. Long match was Sanchez and Koreem Roundtree battling to a 15-12 decision in favor of the Longview wrestler. The Fishermen ended with a respectable overall 9-15 record against two veteran squads from much larger schools. Seventeen wrestlers competed for Ilwaco as their match total is now 29-27 after two contests.

Individual results and the weight classification each wrestler competed in are listed below:

103 - Rudy Alvarez 2-0

119 - Marshall Powell 0-2

125 - Josh Berteaux 0-2

135 - Brandon O'Donnell 0-1

135 - Taylor Zinn 0-1

135 - Dylan Poe 0-2

140 - Blake Bradshaw 1-1

160 - Terry Elliott 1-0

160 - Taylor Odneal 1-0

171 - Joe Fjeldheim 0-1

171 - Tyler Starks 1-1

189 - Rey Sanchez 1-1

189 - Bobby Richards 1-0

189 - Elliott Marcus 0-1

285 - Ikaika Thomas 1-0

285 - Beau Morrow 0-1

285 - Dylan Short 0-1

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