|Marrington leads Bruin grapplers in Monday duel meet victories|
|Written by Don Iler, Pilot staff writer|
|January 22, 2014 10:02 am|
Monday’s senior night for Brookings-Harbor High School’s sole senior wrestler was a success with Tyler Marrington coming away with two wins.
Marrington pinned Felicity Mindus of Eureka High School in a minute, sealing Brookings-Harbor’s dual meet victory by a score of 30-27.
The senior also won an exhibition match and was honored with his parents.
Head coach Jef Hatch had glowing things to say about Marrington, who has also served as the squad’s captain this season.
“A lot of times seniors become captain by default; he became captain because he deserved it,” Hatch said.
Marrington is a four-year letterman and has made it to regionals all four years.
Besides Marrington’s wins, the Bruins wrestled well against the Loggers.
Garrett Dresen (113) pinned Eureka’s Ana Macias in the dwindling seconds of the first round. The Bruins’ Braden Chapman (126) quickly pinned Chris Prince in 21 seconds and Matt Sanders (145) pinned Cameron Lourenco at 1:52.
Isaiah Ross (152) pinned Atilano Timbol 41 seconds into the second round, having racked up several nearfall points before getting the win. Brookings-Harbor sole loss came when Eureka’s Blake Swihart (120) defeated Brett Conrad 9-3 by decision, with Conrad unable to get the momentum he had in the first round after getting the first takedown.
With Monday’s wins, the young Brookings-Harbor team appeared much improved from its first dual meet of the season against Illinois Valley, which saw only two Bruin victories. Brookings-Harbor has become a team to be reckoned with going into the remaining going into the remaining meets of the season.
“Everybody here tonight has been working their butts off in practice,” Hatch said after the dual meet. “We’re perfecting old moves and learning new moves all the time.”
The team travels to Coos Bay Thursday for a dual meet against Marshfield High School.