Brandon Roberts won the tightest match of any Riverside wrestler during the Rams’ dual meet against West Valley on Tuesday, taking his 103-pound match the distance and then some against Levi Parsley, winning 10-8.
The Rams (5-0) won by no less than a major decision after that, tallying five pins and a forfeit to knock off the Eagles (2-2) at West Valley.
At 130, defending state champion Quinn Gannon of WV squared off against Riverside’s Brenton Beard, who wrestled at state a year ago – and beat Beard 5-4 on an escape in triple overtime.
In other GNL duals, led by Andrew Layman and Ammon Collins, Deer Park (5-0) won four of its first five matches against Medical Lake (1-4), and added a seven-match winning streak for the 66-3 win in Deer Park. … Cheney (1-2) won 11 of the first 12 matches against visiting Colville (1-4), with Justin Ward’s 6-0 decision the only match not won by pin, forfeit or technical fall, wracking up a 59-18 victory for its first win in GNL duals. … Pullman (0-3) picked up wins at 119 and 125, but was shut out the rest of the dual by Clarkston (3-2), falling 63-18 in Pullman.
Track and field
University of Idaho sophomore Jeremy Klas was named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the week after his effort in clearing a school-record height of 16 feet, 83/4 inches in the men’s pole vault at the Washington State University Open last Saturday.
During the event, Klas was joined by Vandals Lucas Pope and Mike Carpenter in clearing the height, but won the award based on fewer number of attempts.
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