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).