Sixty-four teams from all different divisions in Washington State as well as a few teams from other states, Nevada and Idaho, competed this past weekend at the Gut Check in Kent. Coach Robert Wheeler said, “This tournament is definitely the toughest over-all tournament taking place in Washington State, including all the different post-season tournaments.”
“We had 10 wrestlers who started the tournament. We were going to have 12, but at the last minute, two wrestlers did not go because of sickness,” Wheeler added.
Forks ended the first day with three wrestlers still alive for the second day.
113 Adres Santos-Delacruz sophomore
Andres lost his first match on Friday and then won two matches to make it to the second day. On Saturday morning he lost his first match 4-2 to Fabian Flores of Lincoln High School. Wheeler said, “He actually had a very good tournament, and I am hoping this will give him confidence for the future.”
220 Eden Cisneros senior
Eden was 4-2 for the tournament. He made it to the second day and won the first match on Saturday which made him a placer. He then lost his next match and won his last match to be 7th place.
285 Luke Dahlgren senior
Dahlgren was Forks’ only wrestler in the championship bracket to end Friday. He then wrestled the semi-finals in his first match on Saturday. He lost that match 4-2 to Isaiah Perez who was the eventual champion. Luke ended the tournament 5-1 for a 3rd place at this prestigious tournament.
Overall Forks took 16th place as a team.