Rainier Wrestling Team Places Second at Iron Sharpens Iron Invitational

FILE PHOTO — Tyler Barlass, Julian Hambly, Jason Ducey and Brody Klein were champions in their weight classes at the Iron Sharpens Iron Invitational in December. 

A handful of Rainier wrestlers found success at a pair of Eastern Washington tournaments over the weekend. 

Four Rainier wrestlers placed at the Power House Invitational at Lake Roosevelt on Friday, Jan. 3, head boys coach Chris Holterman said. 

Adrian Hambly (145) and Brody Klein (160) both placed first for Rainier in their respective weight classes. Levi Swann (113) and Julian Hambly (152) both placed fourth at the Power House Invitational. 

The next day, Holterman said six Mountaineers clinched placings at the Banks Lake Brawl at Almira-Coulee-Hartline High School. 

Collin Davis (132) and Klein both earned first-place finishes in their classes. Joe Gerrish (138), Adrian Hambly and Julian Hambly took third, and Zach Coleman (106) earned a fourth-place finish. 

“Our performance on Friday was good in places, but we struggled in others,” Holterman wrote in an email to the Nisqually Valley News. “Saturday was a much better showing as it was only a 45-minute drive between schools so we were able to get settled in, keep weight and get a good night’s sleep before the next day of competition.” 

The Mountaineers now head into a stretch of 2B league-hosted tournaments starting this week. Onalaska will host Rainier along with a half-dozen other teams. 

Rainier will host the Sgt. Norton Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 18. 

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