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Raiders wrestle in Tri-State Tourney, Newport Invite


Last updated 12/24/2019 at 9:36am

Seven Raider wrestlers competed at the Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Saturday, while others competed in Newport, Washington.

Head Coach Billy Monroe called Tri-State “very tough and expected.”

“Colton Jackson and Trevon Johnson were the only ones to win a match the first day,” Monroe said. “On Saturday, they had a second-chance mix-and-match that allowed all of our guys to wrestle more matches. We took advantage of this and got everyone three more matches. It was a great learning experience.”

“I want to thank Coach Steve Hood, he came and helped out a bunch with coaching kids,” Monroe continued. “There were two different gyms where wrestling was going on, so it was really helpful to have the extra hand.”

Meanwhile in Newport the rest of the team attended a tournament for freshmen and sophomores.

“Our young guys had really good success,” Monroe said.

Teyton Flores and Sergio Galacia took first place, C.J. Arcasa, Kaiden Palmer and Joey Tynan took second, Christian Carson third, while Bosten Hevener and Jae Jae Picard each took a fourth, Monroe said.

“Lee Largent and Shane Marchand stepped in to help coach while I was away at Tri State,” Monroe added. “The support from the community, former wrestlers and coaches has really made the transition smooth this season. I feel blessed to come in as a new coach and be welcomed the way I have.”

Further results from the events were unavailable.

The Raiders’ next event is the Freeman Invite on Saturday, Dec. 28.

“This coming weekend’s tournament at Freeman will be tough,” Monroe said.

The Raiders’ home event, the Powerhouse Tournament, will take place on Jan. 3, 2020.

“I hope to see lots of community members there to support our wrestlers,” Monroe said.


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