2 Falcons snare third-place at Chief Sealth / Wrestling

The South Whidbey High School wrestling team picked up two third-places in the Return of the Seahawk Tournament Saturday, Dec. 1, at Seattle’s Chief Sealth High School.

A pair of Falcons made strong debuts in the opening competition of the season. Freshman Eden Batiste and junior Aiden Coleman, a first-year wrestler, each finished third to pace South Whidbey.

As a team, the Falcons placed 14th (third among 1A schools) out of 30 with 62 points. Ingraham took first with 180.

“We wrestled tough throughout the tournament,” coach Robbie Bozin said. “We have some things to improve on; (I) can’t wait to get in the mat room this week and prepare for the tournament at Bellevue Christian.”

Bellevue Christian will host the As Iron Sharpens Iron Tournament Saturday, Dec. 8.