Mercer Island improves to 4-0 in KingCo | Prep wrestling

Islanders win double-dual meet against Lake Washington, Sammamish.

Mercer Island’s Brian Wen pins Lake Washington’s Marshall Baccari in 1:44 during the Islanders’ double dual against Lake Washington and Sammamish Thursday

The Mercer Island wrestling team remained undefeated in 2A/3A KingCo competition, scoring two league wins in a double-dual meet against the Lake Washington Kangs and the Sammamish Totems Thursday, Jan. 14 at Lake Washington High School.

The Islanders defeated Lake Washington 63-15 and Sammamish 60-18 to improve to 4-0 in the KingCo standings.

Mercer Island recorded six pins against the Kangs. Nic Meinzinger-Richards (170), Brian Wen (182), Russell Asmus (220), Dylan Majewski (285), Jonah Andrews (138) and Masahito Kemmotsu (145) all won by pin. Andrew Motz (120) won by 9-7 decision over Logan Heegan.

The Islanders scored another five pins against Sammamish. Finn Childress (160), Donnie Howard (195), Eli Pruchno (120), Motz (126) and Piljin Kwak (132) all registered pins.

Next, Mercer Island will take on Liberty at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Liberty High School.


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