With seven wins in the 10 contested matches, the Mountlake Terrace High School wrestling team picked up a convincing victory over the visiting Shorecrest Scots 45-23 in a dual meet Thursday night at Mountlake Terrace High School.
Hawks Syd Springberg and David Marrs led the team with pinfall victories over their respective opponents, Marrs earning his win in just seven seconds.
“I’m pretty happy overall,” said Terrace Head Coach Grant Thompson. “I think on top we have a little bit more work to do, but our takedowns are great and our cardio is better.”
Brett Potter picked up a significant victory in the 195 pound weight class with a 6-4 defeat of the Scots Robert Ortega, a top ten ranked state wrestler in the 220 pound weight class who wrestled down a class on Thursday. The win was even more impressive considering Potter had been ill earlier in the week.
In the closest match of the night, Terrace’s Daniel Oliferovskiy defeated Josiah Glesener with a takedown just five seconds before the end of the one minute overtime; the two were tied 8-8 at the end of regulation.
Taking a match into extra time is not anything new for Oliferovskiy. “I think it was his fourth overtime match this year already,” Thompson said. “It’s his style; he keeps it really close, but three out of those four matches he’s won.”
“He works really hard. He’s probably one of the hardest workers on the team,” Thompson added.
The team heads to Bainbridge Island on Saturday, Jan. 11, for the Bainbridge Invitational before returning to Wesco League dual matches, the next set for Thursday, Jan. 16, at Shorewood.
MTHS Wrestling vs. Shorecrest, Jan. 9
Mountlake Terrace 45
106 – double forfeit
113 – Shorecrest win by forfeit
120 – Gene Ahn (MT) defeated Erik Fussell (SC) 6-4
126 – Luke Lotawa (SC) defeated Taylor Heatherington (MT) 5-0
132 – Ricky Moraguez (SC) defeated Pavel Oliferovskiy (MT) 15-2
138 – Taron Castleton (MT) defeated Owen Donnelly (SC) 8-6
145 – Tim Welsh (SC) defeated Chaplyn Mack (MT) 11-3
152 – Daniel Oliferovskiy (MT) defeated Josiah Glesener (SC) 10-8
160 – Shawn Poole (MT) defeated Kelly McCaffrey (SC) 6-2
170 – Syd Springberg (MT) defeated Chris Seyfried (SC) by pin at 4:18
182 – David Marrs (MT) defeated Spenser Black (SC) by pin at :07
195 – Brett Potter (MT) defeated Robert Ortega (SC) 6-4
220 – double forfeit
285 – Mountlake Terrace win by forfeit
MTHS next meet: at Bainbridge Invitational, Saturday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m.