Saturday, Feb 09 2013 04:53 PM

Four Mountain Wrestlers crowned champions

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Klayton Duxbury won the SEYL Finals at 132 pounds when he pinned an opponent from Highland High. Duxbury won his preliminary bout with a major decision.

Going for a takedown in the 138-pound championship bout, Warrior Jacob Gamble, right, snagged an ankle and went on to win by a pin in the SEYL finals.

Dillan Harroun, left, and THS coach Charlie Waltz show off Haroun's trophy awarded for outstanding upper-weight wrestler of the South East Yosemite League wrestling finals held at EBHS in Bakersfield Friday. Harroun won both of his bouts by pin in the 182-pound weight class.

Warrior Zach Allen, on left, not only escaped from the grasp of this Foothill wrestler, he went on to pin his opponent and claim the championship of the 160-pound weight class in the South East Yosemite League finals held at East Bakersfield High School.

Spearheaded by Dillan Harroun’s recognition as the most outstanding upper-weight wrestler of the tournament, the Warriors had four student-athletes earn SEYL titles last Friday afternoon at East High School.

Harroun won the league championship at 182 pounds with two pins, defeating his opponent from North in 38 seconds and a wrestler from Foothill in the finals at the 2:42 mark.

Other league champions included Klayton Duxbury (132 pounds), Jacob Gamble (138 pounds) and Zach Allen (160 pounds), who all combined for an undefeated 7-0 in the tournament.

Duxbury had a 16-3 major decision win and a pin at 3:21 in the finals, Gamble had a pair of pins at the 5:10 and 4:51 marks, and Allen had three pins at 3:00, 1:18 and 5:04.

Fletcher Allen (126 pounds) nearly had a league title as well, losing a close 10-8 decision in his championship match, while Thomas Duran (152 pounds) was also a championship finalist with a second place finish.

Other highlights included Garrett Janney (106 pounds) finishing in fourth place and Zach Minton (145 pounds) ending in fifth place.

In the team tallies, the THS varsity team finished with 141 total points and the second most first place finishes in league.  Foothill won the SEYL title and had seven first place finishes at tournament’s end.

In the junior varsity ranks, Colten Eaton (126 pounds) won a league title, while Andrew Lindsey (132 pounds) and Branden Dunn (160 pounds) were second, Dean Hoisington (145 pounds) took third and Jacob Leighty (138 pounds) finished in fourth.

The Warriors will move on to the Yosemite Division Valley Championships at Madera South High School this Friday and Saturday.

The top eight finishers in each weight class  at the Yosemite finals will participate in the Central Section Masters next weekend at Mt. Whitney-Visalia High School.
SEYL Wrestling Championships
East High School

Varsity Team Results
-- Foothill 233.5, East 178, North 146, Tehachapi 141, Highland 91
THS Individual Results

106 Pounds – Garrett Janney (fourth place)
126 Pounds – Fletcher Allen (second place)
132 Pounds – Klayton Duxbury (first place)
138 Pounds – Jacob Gamble (first place)
145 Pounds – Zach Minton (fifth place)
152 Pounds – Thomas Duran (second place)
160 Pounds – Zach Allen (first place)
182 Pounds – Dillan Harroun (first place)
Junior Varsity Team Results – Foothill 330, Highland 239, North 156, Tehachapi 97, East 60
THS Individual Results

126 Pounds – Colten Eaton (first place)
132 Pounds – Andrew Lindsey (second place)
138 Pounds – Jacob Leighty (fourth place)
145 Pounds – Dean Hoisington (third place)
160 Pounds – Branden Dunn (second place)

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