Veteran Jared Osborn and newcomer Reggie Lee scored important wins Thursday to lift University to a 32-25 Greater Spokane League dual meet win over visiting Mead.
Osborn secured a 14-4 major decision over 1996 state runner-up Jon Rugan at 115 pounds in the night’s second-to-last match. The two seniors had met six times before. The win gave the Titans (2-1) a 26-25 lead, which Conor Jordan (122) preserved with a second-round pin over Mitch Calkins to end the night.
Lee, a sophomore new to wrestling, earned a 12-4 major decision over Chris Mattingly at 190.
After Lee’s win Mead (2-2) won four straight, including Travis Smith’s pin at 215 after trailing T.J. Dowling 7-4.
Mead also had big wins from Lyle Beerbohm (148), who beat two-time state champion Andy Roberts 5-4 on a takedown with 4 seconds left; and Shawn Gumke (158), who had a last-second takedown to beat Josh Vandevanter 10-9. Roberts wrestled up two weights.
In other meets, Gonzaga Prep (4-0) stayed atop the league with a 50-15 win over visiting Shadle Park (0-4); Rogers (3-1) went down to the wire for a 39-35 win over visiting Ferris (1-3); and Central Valley (3-0) rolled to a 52-9 win at North Central (0-3).
At G-Prep, Tom Brown (129) remained unbeaten with a major decision and Tim Ulman (135) scored eight thirdround points to beat Adam Peters 10-8 for the winners. Prep rested three other unbeaten wrestlers. Shadle’s Kevin Olson (178) trailed Justin Dahman 8-2 before a third-round pin.
At Rogers, Daryl Groom (122) pinned Jason McCann during the final match’s second round to allow the Pirates to overcome Ferris’ 35-33 lead. Rogers Marshall Sims had a big pin at 275.
At NC, John Reese (115) had a firstround pin and Mike Easton (158) caught Pat Moore in a front cradle for a 27-second pin to guide CV. NC’s Brian Thatcher topped Courtney Brown 10-6.
East Valley (1-0) took a big step toward the Frontier League title with a 57-13 win over visiting Clarkston (1-1). The two were preseason favorites to finish 1-2.
EV’s Justin Walker pinned Aron Larock at 122, avenging last year’s loss. Chris Dassow of EV (190) wrestled up from 178 and earned a major decision.
At Riverside, Paul Bain (108), Quinn Sharpe (122), Josh Kelp (178) and Denis Blackwood (190) had pins to guide West Valley (1-0) to a 51-14 win over the Rams (0-1).
Coleen Pierce won her first GSL all-around to guide state top-ranked U-Hi during a four-way meet at CV featuring teams with the top league records.
Pierce won the balance beam and placed second in the floor exercise on the way to 35.15 points. Teammate Kalie Cossette placed second all-around with 35.05, including a win on the vault. Third-place all-around Tara Hulbert (34.35) won the bars for U-Hi, which has won 24 consecutive four-ways.
U-Hi (12-0) scored 171.5 to outdistance second-ranked Ferris (164.15), the host and fourth-ranked Bears (162.75) and North Central (145.35).
Ferris (10-2) had lost to the Titans by just two-tenths of a point earlier this year. The Saxons’ Kacey Frederickson won the floor but placed fifth in the all-around, the first time she hadn’t won this year.
Lindsay Linerud, fourth in the all-around, led CV (8-4). NC is 4-8.
Ferris and U-Hi compete once more in league, Jan. 30 at Mead.
At Shadle Park, eighth-ranked Mead’s Heather Salo (33.35) and Kelly Herron (32.9) finished 1-2 in the all-around and swept the individual events as the Panthers (7-5) won the other four-way.
Salo won the bars and vault. Herron won the beam and scored a 9.0 during her floor routine, which included a layout full.
Rogers (4-8) placed second, led by Brandy Shea’s third place on the beam. Mary Bass scored a season-best 8.45 on the floor for the host Highlanders (2-10), who topped Lewis and Clark (0-12).
Mead 68, Victoria 62
Mark Stenersen scored 16 in the Panthers’ exhibition win over the Australian visitors. Cleve Smith, with 15, led three Victoria players in double figures.
Victoria 11 21 12 18 - 62 Mead 23 13 13 19 - 68
VICTORIA, Australia - Smith 15, Gregory 14, Place 14, Dang Fang 6, Rebelo 3, B.Spagnolo 6, K.Spagnolo 2, Reddy 2.
MEAD - Wilkerson 2, Klaus 4, Adams 2, Bishop 4, Stenersen 16, Lindow 3, Scholl 4, Stone 7, Galles 2, Kaiser 7, Hatem 3, Castillo 4, Wolverton 10.
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