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Centralia Wrestling sweeps Mexico and Sullivan

Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 5:55 am

Centralia defeated Sullivan 53-30 Friday night at Mexico High School. The match was back and forth as the two teams were tied at 12 and again at 24.

Brayden Shelton wrestles a Sullivan opponent.

With three matches remaining Sullivan trailed the Panthers 35-30. In the 195 pound match Ian Tuggle was down 15-5 to Sullivan’s Jordan Rice when with three seconds left in the final period he pinned him to extend Centralia’s lead to 41-30. Payton Mabrey and Seth Hasekamp pinned their opponents for the 53-30 victory.

Ian Tuggle was worked over in the 195 match with Sullivan. Trailing 15-5 he pinned his opponent with three seconds left in the third period.

The nightcap against Mexico was a little tighter. Brayden Dubes started things off with a pin at 120, but the Bulldogs reeled off four straight wins to take a 22-6 lead. Ethan Adams pinned his opponent at 152, but the Panthers and the Bulldogs flip-flopped wins with Mexico leading 31-18. Tuggle came from behind in the third period again, trailing 11-6 before making the pin with 33 seconds left, cutting the score to 31-24. Mexico got another pin and Centralia added six points when Mexico didn’t have a 285 wrestler. Bryson Dubes got a pin at 106 cutting Mexico’s lead to 37-36. In the final match, Westin Ward took a hard fought 6-1 decision at 113 to propel the Panthers to the 39-27 win.

Ethan Adams locks up a Mexico wrestler during their 152 match.

Weston Ward gave Centralia the win against Mexico with a 6-1 decision at 113.

Coulten Baker flips his Mexico opponent at 160.

Seth Hasekamp caps off the scoring in the 53-20 win against Sullivan.