COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Othello’s Isaiah Perez reached the semifinals of the Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, however, the Husky heavyweight lost to a pair of Central Valley of Spokane Valley teammates to finish fourth.
Braxton Mikesell, the second-ranked heavyweight in Class 4A, edged Perez 6-4 in the semifinals and would go on to win the tournament. In the consolation finals, Wyatt Wickham of Central Valley was able to find some separation to beat Perez 6-0.
In addition to Perez, Elijah Roylance took third place at 220 pounds to finish third and Othello scored 102 points to take 12th in the team standings.
Roylance advanced to the quarterfinals before losing by fall to Ben Voightlaender of Mead — another eventual champion. Roylance rallied to pin Kamiakin’s Ben Hollenberg in the consolation finals.
Mead had six placers, two runners-up and one champion to capture the team title with 183.5 points. Post Falls (177) and Chiawana (159) finished second and third, respectively.
Moses Lake totaled 92.5 points to finish 14th and Royal scored 25 points for 45th.
Riley Burgess (113) and Maximus Zamora (126) both reached the Tri-State quarterfinals for the Chiefs. Burgess finished fourth and Zamora was seventh. Burgess was pinned by Mt. Spokane’s Jarret Sharp in the quarterfinals and also lose to Sharp in the consolation final 16-0.
Team scores: 1. Mead 183.5, 2. Post Falls 177, 3. Chiawana 159. Local teams: 12. Othello 102, 14. Moses Lake 92.5, 45. Royal 25.
Local placing matches: 113 third — Jarret Sharp (Mt. Spokane) d. Riley Burgess (Moses Lake), 16-0; 126 seventh — Maximus Zamora (Moses Lake) md. Riley Buth (Mt. Spokane), 10-2; 220 third — Elijah Roylance (Othello) p. Ben Hollenberg (Kamiakin), 1:12; 285 third — Wyatt Wickham (Central Valley) d. Isaiah Perez (Othello), 6-0.
Championship finals: 98 — Roddy Romero (Post Falls) d. Landen Stewart (Frenchtown), 5-2; 106 — Kenndyl Mobley (North Central) p. Mick Chagnon (Havre), 1:40; 113 — Walker Dyer (Frenchtown) d. Jaden Cassel (Auburn Riverside), 10-8; 120 — Jake Bibler (Frenchtown) inj. Chase Randall (Mead), 4:34; 126 — Drew Roberts (University) d. Clayton Gilliam (North Central), 6-2; 132 — Ridge Lovett (Post Falls) p. Austin Almaguer (Kamiakin), 4:46; 138 — Blake Haney (Mt. Spokane) d. Chase Tebbets (Mead), 2-1; 145 — Martin Wilkie (Havre) md. Dominic Damon (Nathan Hale), 12-0; 152 — Aidan Villarreal (Chiawana) d. Riley Cissne (Chiawana), 11-4; 160 — Trevor Morrison (Colville) p. Tyler Morris (Post Falls), 4:33; 170 — Gideon Malychewski (Camas) d. Navarro Nanpuya (Omak), 6-4; 182 — John Knight (Colville) p. Mason Miethe (Mt. Spokane), 0:35; 195 — Jacob Olson (Kamiakin) p. Dalton Swayze (Okanogan), 0:58; 220 — Ben Voightlaender (Mead) md. Aaron Reyes (Priest River), 14-1; 285 — Braxton Mikesell (Central Valley) inj. Nicholas Schurger (Mary Walker), 0:00.