The Quincy Jacks’ boys wrestling team traveled to Spokane and competed in four separate team duals.
The final result was 1-3 for the Jacks but that only tells part of the story. For starters, the four team duals allowed the Jacks to try out dual lineups in advance of the upcoming Caribou Trail League duals looming in the schedule.
“Really excited about that,” head coach Breck Webley said. “It allowed us to see what it would be like to compete in a normal dual setting.”
Secondly, the Jacks were but a handful of matches away from leaving the Lilac City with a 2-2 record or better
The Jacks lost to Freeman 41-30, then lost to Idaho’s Lake City 60-18. The boys from Idaho went on to win the tournament.
“They are really good,” Webley said.
Against Freeman, the Jacks’ Steve Chavarin, David Medina and Kenneth Thompson won their matches by forfeit. Israel Perez pinned Harrison Ehland of Freeman at 138 lbs., and Saidt Alvarez defeated Riley Davis of Freeman at 113 lbs.
Against Lake City, Perez pinned Nathan Booth. At 170 lbs. Thompson pinned Sebastian Mosman and Medina won by forfeit at 220 lbs.
Then, the Jacks beat Medical Lake, 48-18, which could come into play later in the season, as they compete in the same regional postseason tourney as the Jacks.
The dual against Medical Lake featured a string of impressive performances by Quincy, the Jacks won every match from 132 lbs. to 170 lbs. by pin. The Jacks had two more pins and a forfeit in the heavier weights.
Perez pinned Medical Lake’s Tanner Sellers, Brody Wallace pinned Dakota Phillips at 145 lbs. Jayden Richards pinned Clinton Zimmerman at 152 lbs. Jonathan Rojas pinned Sheehan Connors at 160 lbs. Thompson pinned Austin Armstrong at 170 lbs. Christian Avila pinned true Cole at 195 lbs. Medina again won by forfeit. Lastly, Miguel Martinez pinned Gavin Chaffee at 285 lbs.,
The Jacks finished their day with a 44-30 loss to Lewis & Clark. Three forfeits made the difference, as Quincy did better than their opponents on the mat, but lost the dual after giving up 18 points on forfeits.
“I didn’t walk away upset at all about how we wrestled that last school,” Webley said.
At 145 lbs. Wallace pinned L&C’s Tucker Albaugh. At 152 lbs. Richards pinned Caleb Fromherz. At 195 lbs. Avila pinned his opponent, whose name was not listed online. At 220 lbs., Medina pinned Maddox VanDyken. At 285 lbs. Miguel Martinez pinned Quinton Flores.
Next up for Quincy was a dual at Ephrata on Tuesday. Results weren’t available prior to press time. Then, the Jacks travel to Cashmere on Saturday for the Cashmere Invite, starting at 10 a.m.