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Posted on Jan 8, 2016

Ramirez, Wallace place at Cat Classic

Iche Ramirez placed second in the 182-pound division and Tanner Wallace was third at 152 pounds during Saturday’s Cat Classic Wrestling Tournament at Eastmont High School.

They led the performances by Jackrabbit wrestlers in the 14-team tourney.

The Jacks' Devon Salcedo works against Gage Darbyson of West Valley. Salcedo lost the 138-pound match. Photo by Steve Kadel.

The Jacks’ Devon Salcedo works against Gage Darbyson of West Valley. Salcedo lost the 138-pound match. Photo by Steve Kadel.

“Iche has been continually building,” Quincy coach Greg Martinez said. “It has been a long process for him. He has worked really hard the last four or five years and it’s paying off.”

Ramirez drew a bye to begin the day, then pinned Gauge Dresher of Cascade in 3:05. Ramirez took a 1-0 decision over Drew Anderson of Ephrata in the semifinals, but lost 5-3 to Tait Stevenson of Ellensburg in the finals.

“That’s a really tough kid from Ellensburg,” Martinez noted.

In 152-pound action, the Jacks’ Wallace also began with a bye. He pinned Luke Rinehart of Ellensburg in 1 minute of the quarterfinals before losing a 9-7 semifinal decision to Anthony Lovato of Richland.

Quincy’s Danny Cruz lost his opening match to Fabian Garcia of Eisenhower by a decision. In the consolation round, he tangled with Haiden MacKenzie of Wenatchee. Midway through their bout, MacKenzie accidentally stuck a finger in Cruz’s eye and the match was stopped for a few minutes until the Jack wrestler recovered.

Once back on the mat, Cruz unleashed an inspired effort to score a convincing 17-4 victory. Cruz said during an interview after the match that the injury motivated him to wrestle harder against MacKenzie. He advanced to face Rey Hernandez of Ephrata, but lost 10-3.

Quincy’s Devon Salcedo lost his first match in the 138-pound division to Gage Darbyson of West Valley by a 6-2 margin. Salcedo then went into the consolation bracket where he lost 4-2 to Jesus Figueroa of Wenatchee.

At 126 pounds, the Jacks’ Julian Trejo got off to a good start by pinning Marcos Lopez of Wapato in 3:08. Trejo then faced Issac Espinoza of Eisenhower, who won a 5-1 decision.

At 285 pounds, Quincy’s Rey Rubio drew a bye before losing 4-2 to Malakai Fifita of Glacier Peak.
Martinez said the meet provided good competition. “The kids know our goal is working toward postseason,” he said.


— By Steve Kadel,

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