South Whidbey’s Drew Aposhyan, right, has Sultan’s Cooper Johnsen in trouble. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Drew Aposhyan, right, has Sultan’s Cooper Johnsen in trouble. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcons fall in home match / Wrestling

The atmosphere was great but the outcome wasn’t at South Whidbey High School’s lone home wrestling match of the season Thursday, Jan. 23.

Sultan defeated the Falcons 48-24 in front of a boisterous crowd.

“The energy was there, the crowd was loud,” South Whidbey coach Robbie Bozin said. “There was energy in the room.”

“We didn’t come out with the win,” he added, “but, overall, we wrestled tough. Last year we didn’t win a match against Sultan.”

The Falcons collected four individual wins Thursday.

“We’ll get back into the mat room and get ready for district,” Bozin said. “That is what we are really focusing on.”

South Whidbey forfeited at 106 and 113 pounds, and the teams double forfeited at 120 and 126.

Of the 10 classes wrestled, the Falcons won four. All of the bouts ended with a pin.

The first to get South Whidbey on the scoreboard was Drew Aposhyan, who pinned Cooper Johnsen in the 132-pound class at the :58 mark.

After losing the next three matches, the Falcons won three straight. Kaidyn Brinks (160 pounds) stopped Dylan Konicki at 3:57; Dayton Birchfield (170) beat Donald Bridgewater at :32; and Aiden Coleman (182) pinned Mike Moss at 1:02.

The Turks wrapped up the match by winning the final three bouts.

South Whidbey wrestlers suffering losses were Sawyer Mauk (138 pounds, :58), Caleb McArthur (145, 3:46), Justin Moberly (152, :27), Cameron Martin (195, 1:40), Magnus Nyberg (220, 1:17) and Dylan Davis (285, 3:00).

The Falcons head to Sultan at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, for a double dual meet against Darrington and Friday Harbor.

Falcon Dayton Birchfield, top, is about to pin Sultan’s Donald Bridgewater.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcon Dayton Birchfield, top, is about to pin Sultan’s Donald Bridgewater. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Kaidyn Brinks, left, tangles with Sultan’s Dylan Konicki.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Kaidyn Brinks, left, tangles with Sultan’s Dylan Konicki. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Aiden Coleman, top, turns the Turks’ Mike Moss.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Aiden Coleman, top, turns the Turks’ Mike Moss. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Dylan Davis, left, tries to put Cody Deason on his back.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Dylan Davis, left, tries to put Cody Deason on his back. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

After escaping, the Falcons’ Cameron Martin gets ready to go on the offensive.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

After escaping, the Falcons’ Cameron Martin gets ready to go on the offensive. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Sawyer Mauk, right, hooks up with Aidan Fleming.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Sawyer Mauk, right, hooks up with Aidan Fleming. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Caleb McArthur, rights, gets ready to take on Sultan’s Hunter Jones.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Caleb McArthur, rights, gets ready to take on Sultan’s Hunter Jones. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Magnus Nyberg, left, starts his bout with Kameron Weaver.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

South Whidbey’s Magnus Nyberg, left, starts his bout with Kameron Weaver. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)