IMS wrestling kicks off season with a win
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
November 25, 2009 · 12:31 PM
The returning league champion Islander Middle School Gator wrestling team kicked off their season Monday evening by defeating the Pine Lake Wolverines by a narrow margin of 47-42.
Henry Eckert, Jake Pruchno, Luke Wilson and Trevor Gullstad started the Gators off strong with victories, leaving the team score at 17-0. Gabriel Andrews Taylan Yuasa and Benji Rothenberg suffered losses, balancing the score at 17-18.
The next 5 matches went back and forth with Evan Condon, Kenji Walker (13 second pin) and Eric Schulz handing defeats to the Wolverines; and Eitan Schorr and Eric Kim suffering losses. The Gators were up 35-30, and were looking at two forfeits in the 154 and 164 weight classes when Chris Richards pinned his opponent in the first round, leaving the score at 41-30. After the forfeits, the score stood at Gators 41, Wolverines 42. Will Kane took a forfeit at 175 pounds, and the final score was Gators 47, Wolverines 42.
The Gators are coached by Ryan Hoisington, John Frazier and Mike Bylsma.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at email@example.com or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.