Bellevue grapplers capture Shoreline Invitational title

Connor Hudson grapples with Nathan Hale
Connor Hudson grapples with Nathan Hale's Jasper Borgette during the 140-pound weight class title bout at the Shoreline Invitational on Saturday. Hudson would pin Borgette for the championship.
— image credit: Allison Trull/Courtesy Photo

Bellevue High School won the Shoreline Invitational wrestling tournament for the second time in three years on Saturday, with five Wolverines winning their respective weight classes.

Jun Park (135-pounds), Connor Hudson (140), Peter Ovens (145), Colin Small (152) and Jimmy Trull (215) all won tournament titles.

Bellevue took the team lead early in the tournament and would eventually end up battling Shorewood for the title during the finals. Each school had seven wrestlers in the finals and three of the final matches featured Bellevue-Shorewood match-ups.

The Wolverines sealed the tournament title with pins by Park and Ovens over Shorewood opponents. Park, Hudson, Ovens and Trull all won all of their matches by pinning their opponents. It was the first tournament titles for Hudson, Ovens and Small.

Trull's title was his third-straight Shoreline Invitational championship. It took the senior just 14 seconds to pin his first opponent, Ricky Le of Shorewood. Trull then pinned Nicco Fortes of O'Dea in 3:22 in the semifinals before pinning Roman Jones of Roosevelt in 1:30 for the title.

Matt Casimes finished in second in the 119-pound weight class after losing to Shorewood's Brandon Leach in the finals, while Andy Ewing finished second in 130, his first tournament placing. Ewing pinned his first opponent in 18 seconds, then beat Justin Phillips of O'Dea 13-9 in the seminfinals. He was pinned by Calvin Olds of Roosevelt in 1:27 in the final.

His brother Chandler Ewing also earned his first tournament placing, taking fourth in the 140-pound weight class. Ben Matteucci took fourth in the 125-pound weight class.

"It was exciting to see Colin Small, Connor Hudson and Peter Ovens win their first championships in a tournament and to see the Ewing brothers place in a tournament for the first time," said Bellevue coach Tom Ovens.

Marks wins big at Everett Classic Wrestling Tournament

Interlake junior Jacob Marks captured the 152-pound title at the Everett Classic Wrestling Tournament, held Saturday at Everett High School.

Marks, who only had one point scored on him the entire tournament, pinned Stefan Vandenkooy of Mount Vernon in 1:59 in the championship match.

Other Interlake wrestlers who placed were: Netto Cancilla (3rd, 189), Ryuji Kawashima (3rd, 135), Daniel Montoya (5th, 125), Joey Button (5th, 130), Chad Peterson (5th, 215) and Fine Nguaumo (5th, 285).

Eighteen schools participated in the tournament


Shoreline Invitational

at Shoreline High School

Team scores - Bellevue 169, Shorewood 149, Shorecrest 121, Roosevelt 121, O'Dea 112.5, Tumwater 87, Bishop Blanchet 65, Nathan Hale 39.

Championship Matches

103 — Alex Lee, Shorewood, pinned Jake Isler, Roosevelt, 2:58. 112 — Mathew Floresca, Shorewood, dec., Daniel Yun, Shorewood, 14-6. 119 — Brandon Leach, Shorewood, pinned Matt Casimes, Bellevue, 3:25. 125 — Jacob Sands, Roosevelt, dec. Rikio Campbell, Shorewood, 9-2. 130 — Calvin Olds, Roosevelt, pinned Andy Ewing, Bellevue, 1:27. 135 — Jun Park, Bellevue, pinned Kyle Floresca, Shorewood, 3:48. 140 — Connor Hudson, Bellevue, pinned Jasper Bourgette, Nathan Hale, 4:38. 145 — Peter Ovens, Bellevue, pinned David Ball, Shorewood, 3:50. 152 — Colin Small, Bellevue, pinned Ivan Gaskin, O'Dea, 1:35 . 160 — Drew Arbanison, Shorecrest, dec. Spencer Sherman, Bishop Blanchet, 17-9. 171 — Micah Ehglehart, O'Dea, pinned Joseph Dexter, Shorecrest, 2:11. 189 — Peter Johnson, Bishop Blanchet, pinned Joel Smith, Shorewood, 3:39. 215 — Jimmy Trull, Bellevue, pinned Roman Jones, Roosevelt, 1:30. 285 — Ian Bolstad, Shorecrest, pinned Conor Leeds, Roosevelt, 2:37.

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