After taking a two-week break from action for the holidays, the Del Norte wrestling team picked up right where it had left off prior to the break, placing first as a team for the third time on the season, placing first overall with 184 points at the Eagle Point Tournament. The Warriors also had a number of individual wrestlers come home with medals in their respective weight classes, including three first place finishers.
Eddie Hartwick (120 pounds), Chaz Harrison (132 pounds) and Skyler Moore (152 pounds) all finished undefeated on the day in winning their respective weight classes. Nolan Ridgley (145 pounds) and Brandon Jones (195 pounds) placed second with 3-1 overall records, while Andre Aflague (113 pounds), Walker Gensaw (160 pounds) and Kurtis Turner (170 pounds) placed third in their weight brackets with identical 3-1 records. Cruz Cerros (138 pounds), Nic-Wec Bates (152 pounds), Jase Montoya (160 pounds) and Mike Weiland (170 pounds) all reached the consolation championship match in their weight classes. Kaedon Henderson (220 pounds) placed fifth, while Davian Afdahl finished with a 2-2 record in the 285-pound bracket.
The Warriors will open their Humboldt-Del Norte League dual meet season Wednesday evening when they host the Fortuna Huskies at Thunen Gymnasium. Action is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m.
While the Warrior boys traveled east, the Warrior girls wrestling team traveled south, scoring 47 team points to place 14th overall in a 46-team field at a tournament in Albany, California.
Danika Scott placed third individually in her bracket, going 3-1 on the day and picking up all three of her victories via pin. Adenne Schaad placed fourth in her bracket, earning a bye in the opening round, while picking up two victories by pin and finishing 3-2 on the day. Claire Taylor split her four matches of the day, dropping her first match by pin before rebounding for a victory via pin in her first consolation match and winning a second via injury default. Savannah Williams won her first match of the day by pin, and wound up placing sixth overall in her bracket with a 2-3 record. Emily Ricks and Emilia Thompson both finished 1-3 on their afternoons as well.