The Mercer Island wrestling team defeated the Interlake Saints on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Bellevue, by a team score of 52-17. The Islanders are now 6-0 in the 3A KingCo confernence, and have virtually tied up the regular season league team title.
"Since we beat Mt. Si, they can finish no better than 6-1, and we also own the head-to-head, so I think there's a KingCo tiebreaker criterion that favor us in that instance. I guess that's the long-winded way of saying that it's almost all sewn up," said MIHS Wrestling coach Creighton Laughary. "However, KingCo awards both a team dual title and a tournament title, and our team has set as goals to win both titles. So, we still have some work to do."
The Islanders had to wait over a month to face Interlake after a Dec. 18 meet was canceled, due to the school's Winter Concert.
Here are the individual results by weight class:
- 106: Double-forfeit.
- 113: Albert Chen (Interlake) won by forfeit.
- 120: Clayton Vo (Interlake) won by forfeit.
- 126: Luke Wilson (Mercer Island HS) won by tech fall over Grant Cole (Interlake), 19-3.
- 132: Jacob Pruchno (Mercer Island HS) won by pin over John Harmon (Interlake) 3:34.
- 138: Daniel Montoya (Interlake) won by tech fall over Mike Ong (Mercer Island HS) 0:00 16-1.
- 145: Nicholas Richards (Mercer Island HS) won by decision over Kevin Richardson (Interlake) 4-2.
- 152: Connor Gullstad (Mercer Island HS) won by pin over Vamsi Anam (Interlake) 0:24.
- 160: Christopher Richards (Mercer Island HS) won by decision over Chung-Chen Huang (Interlake) 14-9.
- 170: Nicholas Chandler (Mercer Island HS) won by pin over Seung Lee (Interlake) 0:45.
- 182: Daniel Stanke (Mercer Island HS) won by pin over Jonathan Palagashvili (Interlake) 0:45.
- 195: Evan Condon (Mercer Island HS) won by tech fall over Stanley Ruvinov (Interlake) 15-0.
- 220: Andrew Picton (Mercer Island HS) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached).
- 285: Benjamin O`Connell (Mercer Island HS) won by pin over David Khanatayev (Interlake) 1:35.
Next Meet: Senior Night this Friday, Jan. 25, Wrestling vs. Bellevue: MIHS Main Gym; 7:30 pm