The Mercer Island wrestling team picked up another KingCo win on Thursday, Jan. 10, beating Liberty 49-27 in the Patriots gym.
Taylan Yuasa won the 113 division by forfeit, while Liberty’s Ian Tidwell did the same in the 120 weight class. In the 126 weight class, Trevor Gullstad pinned Michael Shaw in 4:47, while Jacob Pruchno pinned Zach Toombs in 3:31 to win the 132 division match. Mike Ong beat Alec Bluhm by 9-3 decision in the 138 match and Liberty’s Jimmy Andrus pinned Nick Richards in 5:02 to win the 145 match.
Conner Small picked up another match win for Liberty in the 152 class, beating Connor Gullstad by 11-8 decision. Mercer Island’s Tanner Ranz won the 160 division by a 14-2 major decision over Cooper Antin and Nicholas Chandler won the 170 match by forfeit, as did Chris Richards in the 182 match. Evan Condon also won by forfeit in the 195 group, while Andrew Picton pinned Zach Arthur in 1:45 to win at 220. Liberty’s Alejandro Tachiyama won the 285 match by forfeit, as did Sean Surowiec in the 106 match.
Mercer Island will host the Jack Reynolds Tournament of Excellence on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Mercer Island High School.