Forks wrestlers win EIGHTH tourney of the season!

By Pierre LaBossiere

Olympic Peninsula News Group

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Forks boys wrestling team just keeps on winning.

The Spartans won another tournament, their eighth of the year, at “The Berserker” held this weekend at Curtis High School.

Conner Demorest at 126 pounds and Nate Dahlgren at 182 pounds won their weight divisions.

Demorest won with a technical fall, a pin and a 6-5 decision in the championship match against Felicano Montoya from 4A Curtis.

Dahlgren won with two pins and an 18-2 major decision over Bruce Henrikson, also of Curtis, in the championship match.

Forks won with 226.5 points, beating out Kent Meridian’s 184.5.

The Forks girls were 10th and fifth among girls with 78 points.

The Spartans showed their depth by placing wrestlers in the top four in 11 different weight division and sending a total of six wrestlers to the championship matches of their respective weight classes.

Coming in second place were Walker Rondeau at 132 pounds, Walker Wheeler at 145, Kaleb Blanton at 152 and Sloan Tumaua at 220.

Finishing third was Jesus Garcia Domanguez at 113 pounds, Aidan Ivey at 160 pounds and Sebastian Qunneke at 195 pounds.

Coming in fourth place were Abraham Montealegre at 106 pounds and Kevin Comacho Roldan at 138 pounds.

For the Forks girls, LaRayne Blair at 100 pounds, Natalie Horejsi at 110 pounds and Miley Blanton at 120 pounds all finished second. Flora Horejsi was third at 105 and Lillianna Galeana fourth at 105.

The Forks boys so far this season have come in first at their own tournament, the Battle of the Axe in Port Angeles, the Tony Saldiver Ironman, the Rock on Vashon Island, the Rainier Duals Invite, the River Ridge Rumble and the Sgt. Justin Norton Invite.