Yusef Nelson and Will Russell delivered division championships at the Doc Herren Wrestling Invitational at Auburn High School’s Bob Jones Gymnasium last Saturday.
Orting came away from the two-day tournament with the team title (251.5 points), followed by White River (221) and Auburn Riverside (178).
Auburn Mountainview finished seventh (117) and host Auburn was eighth (106).
Nelson, who finished second at state at 113 pounds, pulled out a 12-10 overtime decision against Orting’s Conor Goucher for the win at 126 pounds. Nelson improved to 16-3 on the season.
Russell (14-4), a state placer last season, pinned Auburn’s Uriel Parra in two minutes, 30 seconds for the 220-pound title.
For the Ravens, Christian Pedro (13-5) was third at 182 pounds, Cole Cross (16-3) placed fourth at 106 pounds and Jayden Barnes (14-6) and Ethan Pedro (11-7) were fifth at 170 and 195 pounds, respectively.
For Auburn Mountainview, state-class Russell Brennan Hanson (27-0) dominated Orting’s Andrew Spooner in the 152-pound final, delivering an 11-0 major decision.
Mahlik Walker (20-5) came up short against Orting’s Hunter Behnke 7-4 for the 138-pound championship, and 132-pound Kamana Nahaku (21-7) took a 9-4 decision against Orting’s Olson Anderson to finish third.
Caden Reyes (17-9) was fifth at 182.
For Auburn, 126-pound Alex Contreras (6-2) placed fourth, and 285-pound George Padilla (3-3) was sixth.