There’s apparently not much Chance Stolz can’t do.
The Peninsula High School senior continued his unbeaten streak against residents of the United States this year, pinning Auburn Mountainview’s Muqtar Barfield in the first round in Saturday’s 195-pound finals of the Class 3A South Puget Sound League sub-regional wrestling tournament at Bonney Lake High School.
More accomplishments: Stolz is 33-1 this year — with his lone loss coming in a 5-2 decision against Tatsuya Fujii of the Japanese junior national team — has gone undefeated in league matches the past two seasons and was a first-team all-league linebacker on the football team.
To top it off, he received a scholarship offer from Grand Canyon University in Arizona to play rugby. And he’s never even played.
“It was funny because I’ve never even touched a rugby ball in my life … I don’t think,” Stolz said.
He repeated as a sub-regional champion, securing a place in next week’s regional tournament at North Thurston.
“I’m on top of my game,” said Stolz, who took third in last year’s 3A state 195-pound championships. “I’m at that point in the season where I feel I’m peaking.
“Every match has to be your best match from here on out because it’s going to get harder and harder. But I don’t think there’s any reason why I wouldn’t be able to accomplish my goal (of a state title). Just got to stay on top of my game.”
Auburn won the team title, sending Enumclaw to second place for the second consecutive year.
Not that Enumclaw coach Adam Eilers was too worried. Not after last year, when Enumclaw went on to win the regional tournament and then the state championship.
“I was just joking with the Auburn coach (Dennis Herren), ‘That’s fine — you can take it this week. We’ll come back and get the next two and I’ll be happy about that,’ ” Eilers said.
Enumclaw’s most impressive win was in the 182 finals. Kione Gill improved to 27-1 with a win against Sumner’s Josiah Schliesman.
Bonney Lake took third behind Avery Meyer in the 145 finals. He pinned Auburn Mountainview’s Dylan Foley in the second round when just seconds earlier it was tied at 4-4.
Meyer got a reversal and immediately locked Foley for the pin to improve to 32-4. Bonney Lake got another win from Brandon Kaylor at 106 to improve to 32-2.
The top four wrestlers from each weight class advanced to next week’s 3A regional tournament.
TAHOMA WINS AGAIN
Tahoma won the Class 4A SPSL sub-regional tournament for the eighth consecutive year with 338 points to second-place Decatur’s 311.
That was after the Decatur coach Mike Bressler was recognized as he plans to retire at the season’s end following 18 years as the Golden Gators’ coach.
Tahoma’s Nick Whitehead won the 126-pound finals with a 6-2 decision against Kent-Meridian’s Gerardo Suarez to improve to 33-7.
Decatur’s Leviticus Arizpe won the 132 finals against Tahoma’s Ryden Fu to improve to 35-2 this year.
Some of the league’s unbeaten wrestlers are still unbeaten: Kent-Meridian’ Emmanuel Daigbe is now 25-0 after taking the 195 finals. Todd Beamer’s Mitchell Owens, who has missed half the season with an injury, won the 182 finals and is now 14-0. And Federal Way’s Andrzej Hughes-Murray, who this week signed his letter of intent to play football at Oregon State University, is 34-0 following his victory in the 220 finals.
CURTIS CLINCHES SOUTH
Evan Janson (106), Devin Neal (138), Alex Stuart (170), Jon Bridgman (182) and Calhoun Helmberger (220) won titles at the 4A SPSL South sub-regional to lift Curtis past second-place Bethel, 382-304.5.
Maybe the most impressive title came at 160, where Bethel’s Phillip Springsteen defeated Rogers’ Ty Wilson, the defending Class 4A state 152-pound champion, 15-8.
His brother, Dante Springsteen, took the 152-pound title Saturday, pinning Curtis’ Ketner Fields.
YELM WINS 4TH IN A ROW
The Tornados won the 4A Narrows League sub-regional by a half-point over South Kitsap, 372-371.5.
Yelm won the title for the fourth consecutive season in the last year of the Narrows League’s existence.
Holden Miller scored all six of his points in the final period of the 285 finals to knock off Bellarmine Prep’s Luke Yi. Yelm is slated to join a still nameless 3A league next year.
“It’s a nice way to finish the Narrows League, isn’t it, at 4A?” Yelm coach Gaylord Strand said. “Four-year streak, and then go down to 3A.”
LINCOLN TAKES 3A NARROWS
Chris Jackson (106), Kobe Khong (120), Jeramias Sandoval (126), Elijah Duncombe (132), Marcus Wiley (152) and Will Wilsey (220) won titles for Lincoln as it cruised past second-place Shelton, 399-265, to win the Class 3A Narrows crown.
That gives Lincoln Narrows titles in boys wrestling, boys basketball and girls basketball this year.
Foss’ Jackson Potts won the 285-pound title with a pin in 3 minutes, 17 secodns against Capital’s Angus Beaton.
Ben Gore got a pin in the 145 finals and was one of five Orting wrestlers to win titles in the Class 2A SPSL sub-regional tournament as the Cardinals beat second-place Washington, 353.5-235.
ROGERS GIRLS THREE-PEAT
Puyallup’s Jordyn Bartelson and Brooklyn Bartelson each pinned their way to West Central District sub-regional titles as both advanced to next week’s regional tournament.
But Rogers left with the team title for the third consecutive year, beating second-place Fife, 191.5-160.
Jordyn Bartelson, who this week signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Western Washington University next year, is now one step away from returning to the Tacoma Dome, where she will vie to win her fourth state wrestling championship.
Rogers’ Mariya Gaither took the 140-pound title as the Rams’ lone title winner.
Staff writer Lauren Smith contributed to this report.
4A NARROWS SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: 1. Yelm 372, 2. South Kitsap 371.5, 3. Olympia 237, 4. Bellarmine Prep 134, 5. Timberline 120.5, 6. Gig Harbor 103, 7. Stadium 74
106: 1. Clayton Brooks (SK) p. Ryan Davis (Y) 4:44; 3. Chase Poston (O) dec. Chaz Poston (O) 5-3
113: 1. Deion Anderson (SK) dec. Devin Gentz (SK) 1-0; 3. Gavin Stewart (Y) def. Mason Harrison (Y)
120: 1. James Page (Y) dec. Ashton Schessler (SK) 4-2; 3. Diante Wise (S) dec. Jed Klein (BP) 12-3
126: 1. Thomas Munoz (Y) TF Trevor Shaw (O) 18-3; 3. Isaac Santos (SK) dec. Tre Caldwell (S) 14-3
132: 1. Josiah Mayo (BP) dec. Sebastian Robles (SK); 3. Brian Rochester (Y) p. Ed Skill (T) 1:35
138: 1. Brandon Forster (SK) dec. Layn Pannkuk (O) 10-4; 3. Daniel Ladenburg (BP) dec. Jonah Argeris (O) 14-0
145: 1. Logan Pine (O) p. Jacob Nolan (Y) 2:38; 3. John Bittinger (GH) p. Sean McKenzie (Y) 3:55
152: 1. Angelo Trujillo (SK) TF Chayton Miller (Y) 23-8; 3. Davonn Keyes (SK) dec. Zayne Ball (GH) 2-1
160: 1. Adam Benson (T) p. Wyatt Pannkuk (O) 5:03; 3. Cole Craner (SK) dec. Derrick Platt (Y) 5-4
170: 1. Max Batanian (GH) dec. Bo Campbell (Y) 4-1; 3. Mohammed Diawara (S) p. JJ Leota (SK) 3:15
182: 1. Patrick Flannery (O) dec. Tyler Losch (Y) 7-4; 3. Zachary Batanian (GH) dec. Thomas Miller (SK) 3-2
195: 1. Jeremy Smith (Y) dec. Kenny Close (SK) 5-3; 3. Brennan Moore (BP) p. Michael Montello (O) 1:30
220: 1. Bryce Vaughn (T) dec. Noah Littlefield (Y) 11-8; 3. Jesse Jones (SK) dec. Noa Peralta (O) 2-0
285: 1. Holden Miller (Y) dec. Luke Yi (BP) 6-2; 3. Bernard Tauaese (S) p. Valor Pettis (O) 0:49
Coach of the year: Chad Nass, South Kitsap
4A SPSL NORTH SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: Tahoma 338, Decatur 311, Kentridge 259.5, Kentwood 182.5, Todd Beamer 161.5; Kentlake 131; Thomas Jefferson 111; Kent-Meridian 110; Federal Way 89; Mount Rainier 34
106: 1. Austin Michalski (Tahoma) maj dec Fernando Cambray (Decatur) 14-0; 3. Jacob Agustin (Beamer) p. Ian McLean (Decatur) 3:24.
113: 1. Derek Freitag (Kentridge) dec. Izzy Murrietta (Tahoma) 7-0; 3. Alex Avelar (Decatur) maj dec Steven Bounyavong (Kentwood) 13-2.
120: 1. Nathan Hobbs (Kentridge) maj dec Andy Sandhu (Kentwood) 14-3; 3. Joe Novak (Tahoma) dec. Tyler Lantz (Kentridge) 8-6.
126: 1. Nick Whitehead (Tahoma) dec. Gerardo Suarez (Kent-Meridian) 6-2; 3. Reid Carlton (Tahoma) p. Austin Thomas (Decatur) 4:50
132: 1. Dylan Weiding (Tahoma) inj def Justin Sipilia (Tahoma); 3. Jian Chen (Kentridge) dec. Jorge Rojas (Jefferson) 8-6
138: 1. Leviticus Arizpe (Decatur) dec. Ryden Fu (Tahoma) 5-2; 3. Malik Ford (Beamer) p. Payton Masterson (Tahoma) 4:44
145: 1. Sean Van Earwage (Beamer) dec. Jeremiah Flemming (Decatur) 8-2; 3. Phoenix Copp (Kentridge) inj def John Shores (Kentridge)
152: 1. Adrian Avena (Beamer) p. Payton Viltz (Kentridge) 0:42; 3. Zach Green (Decatur) p. Wes King (Kentlake) 3:45
160: 1. Zach Berry (Decatur) dec. Isaiah Shores (Kentridge) 9-3; 3. Blake Capperauld (Kentwood) dec. Marcelo Berganza (Decatur) 9-5
170: 1. JJ Dixon (Decatur) maj dec Jake Cassaday (Decatur) 15-2; 3. Quinton Hayes (Kentlake) dec. Michael Johnson (Jefferson) 11-9
182: 1. Mitchell Owens (Beamer) inj def Phu Ly (Kent-Meridian); Matt VanBrunt (Kentwood) dec. Ethan Brown (Tahoma) 5-2
195: 1. Emmanuel Daigbe (Kent-Meridian inj def Dagen Kramer (Tahoma); 3. Trenton Harris (Kentwood) dec. Ilyas Anjaz (Kentlake) 4-0
220: 1. Andrzej Hughes-Murray (Federal Way) p. Quinzy Salu (Decatur) 0:20; 3. Justin Madden (Jefferson) p. Nic Carbone (Tahoma) 5:48
285: 1. Wesley Fonoti (Federal Way) p. Caleb Kaeo (Kentlake) 4:33; 3. Marquise Card (Kent-Meridian) p. Chase Mulcahhy (Tahoma) 3:25
4A SPSL SOUTH SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: Curtis 382, Bethel 304.5, Puyallup 300.5, Rogers 241.5, Graham-Kapowsin 172.5, Spanaway Lake 160.5, Emerald Ridge 53
106: 1. Evan Janson (Curtis) dec. Kyle Kroneman (Rogers) 9-8; 3. Braden Goucher (Puyallup) dec. Tien Tang (Curtis) 13-7
113: 1. Devyn Sweem (Bethel) dec. Logan Swank (Emerald Ridge) 7-5; 3. Nathan Hiatt (Curtis) dec. Joey Haller (Curtis) 6-2
120: 1. Mason Eaglin (Graham-Kapowsin) dec. Patrick Wheeler (Curtis) 7-0; 3. Riley Riffe (Curtis) maj dec Hunter Godwin (Puyallup) 12-0
126: 1. Lane Holland (Graham-Kapowsin) dec. Tyshane Young (Bethel) 8-4; 3. Cohen Cleek (Puyallup) p. Anas Ismaiel (Curtis) 2:49
132: 1. Josh Franich (Puyallup) forfeit Jace Coulter (Puyallup); 3. Miguel Veliz (Spanaway Lake) tech fall Dylan Abel (Rogers) 4:15, 19-4
138: 1. Devin Neal (Curtis) dec. Brendan Kesling (Curtis) 4-3; Nick Voss (Puyallup) dec. Connor Jones (Graham-Kapowsin) 4-1
145: 1. Gavin Eaglin (Graham-Kapowsin) inj def Troy Wilson (Rogers); 3. Baylee Tran (Curtis) dec. Kyle Cramer (Puyallup) 6-3
152: 1. Dante Springsteen (Bethel) p. Ketner Fields (Curtis) 1:49; 3. Nolan Martinez (Puyallup) p. Spencer Hanson (Puyallup) 3:22
160: 1. Phillip Springsteen (Bethel) dec. Ty Wilson (Rogers) 15-8; 3. Trever Repp (Bethel) p. Austin Christoph (Graham-Kapowsin) 3:55
170: 1. Alex Stuart (Curtis) dec. Tucker Hanson (Puyallup) 9-3; 3. Dominic Lieto-Mills (Spanaway Lake) inj def Samvel Nersesyan (Spanaway Lake)
182: 1. Jon Bridgman (Curtis) dec. Hunter Lybbert (Curtis) 10-5; 3. Chris Sparks (Graham-Kapowsin) p. Garrison Webking (Puyallup) 2:58
195: 1. Terrance Thomas (Spanaway Lake) p. Jay Roberts (Curtis) 3:22; 3. Collin Scott (Puyallup) dec. Austin Sprankle (Rogers) 2-1
220: 1. Calhoun Helmberger (Curtis) maj dec Freddie Green (Spanaway Lake) 13-1; 3. Tre Killings (Rogers) dec. Ethan Calapp (Bethel) 6-5
285: 1. Noah Howell (Rogers) dec. Avyion Fisher (Bethel) 1-0; 3. Preston Claire (Rogers) p. Mikel Cox (Bethel) 3:48
3A NARROWS SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: 1. Lincoln 399, 2. Shelton 265, 3. Wilson 190.5, 4. Central Kitsap 182, 5. Foss 170.5, 6. Mt. Tahoma 75, 7. North Thurston 64, 8. Capital 46
106: 1. Juan Foley (F) dec. Wade Smotherman (S) 8-6 OT; 3. Vu Le (L) dec. Boira Mokmoeun (L) 8-3
113: 1. Chris Jackson (L) TF Jeremiah Duncombe (L) 19-4; 3. Chance Brogan (C) dec. Chandler Krumins (W) 5-3 OT
120: 1. Kobe Khong (L) dec. Quinn Rodius (S) 11-6; 3. Avery Kilfoyle (F) p. Dmitry Nestrovoyy (F) 1:57
126: 1. Jeramias Sandoval (L) dec. Carsten Wheeler (CK) 7-0; 3. Isaac Willis (S) dec. Tucker Glivar (CK) 16-5
132: 1. Elijah Duncombe (L) p. Cody Davis (CK) 3:11; 3. Fred Horne (S) dec. Mikay Ye (W) 3-0
138: 1. Alex Fasthorse (W) dec. Chase Galvin (F) 23-10; 3. John Hazen (CK) p. Daniel Hunter (MT) 2:33
145: 1. Alec Manke (S) dec. Joey Wurtz (F) 4-3; 3. Solomon Sok (L) dec. Johnny Torralba (MT) 10-5
152: 1. Marcus Wiley (L) dec. Tristain Kwon (L) 8-3; 3. Andrew Martinez (W) p. Christian Jewett (S) 3:18
160: 1. Seth Earl (CK) p. Domonic Martin (L) 1:40; 3. Garret Owen-Bisson (MT) dec. Clayton Nichols (F) 8-3
170: 1. Calvin Fischer (CK) p. Michael Hackler (S) 0:59; 3. Robert Stewart (L) dec. Karun Paul (W) 8-6
182: 1. Gabe Lacy (S) dec. Dameon Wilson (L) 7-2; 3. James Bragg (S) dec. Antonio Davidson (W) 14-3
195: 1. Colton Paller (S) p. Cole Hansen (W) 3:32; 3. Teshawn Seu (L) dec. Xavier Williams (L) 8-6
220: 1. Will Willsey (L) dec. Tyler Ferris (W) 4-2; 3. Ammon Anderson (S) p. Noah Winder (NT) 2:31
285: 1. Jackson Potts (F) dec. Angus Beaton (C) 7-0; 3. Afi Salevao (L) p. Josiah Vaiolo (W) 3:17
2A SPSL SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: Orting 353.5, Washington 235, White River 204.5, Franklin Pierce 195, Steilacoom 144, Fife 143.5, Clover Park 86.5, River Ridge 25.
106: 1. Max Wheeler (White River) dec. Hunter Behnke (Orting), 9-0; 3. Rhian Barker (Franklin Pierce) dec. Andrew Barrios (Washington), 7-5.
113: 1. Chrys Cenkush (Orting) inj. def Alex Cruz (Orting); 3. Martin Espino-Diaz (Franklin Pierce) dec. Michael Vilella (Steilacoom) 5-4.
120: 1. Marquel Parks (Washington) dec. Cooper Franklin (White River) 3-1; 3. Connor Delano (Franklin Pierce) tech. fall Patrick Lowery (Orting) 15-0.
126: Josh Camacho (Washington) dec. Jacobi Blankenship (Steilacoom) 12-4; 3. Andrew Spooner (Orting) p. Hunter Bungert (Steilacoom) 2:49.
132: 1. Ryan Redford (White River) p. Reid Pedder (Orting) 4:25; 3. Payton Benefiel (Franklin Pierce) p. Spencer Lamarr (Fife) 0:29.
138: 1. Nathan Moore (White River) inj. def Darius Hatcher (Washington); 3. David Knight (Fife) inj. def Dean Utterback (Orting).
145: 1. Ben Gore (Orting) p. Jordan Lapointe (Franklin Pierce) 1:41; 3. Matthew Schwaerzler (Fife) inj def Jack Ervien (White River).
152: Max Henry-Nelson (Franklin Pierce) dec. Deandre Williams (Washington) 3-2; 3. Austin Spader (Orting) dec. Laraymond Sandling (Clover Park) 7-5.
160: Brandon Rodarte (Orting) inj def Ahmad Jumper (Steilacoom); 3. Case Ford (White River) inj def Gavyn Pottieger (Franklin Pierce).
170: 1. Tariq Ellis (Washington) dec. Bryce House (Franklin Pierce) 10-8 OT; 3. Austin Spokely (Franklin Pierce) dec. Bennett Weyhrauch (Steilacoom) 8-0.
182: 1. Kitrell Willingham (Washington) p. Cole Tucker (White River) 3:30; 3. Rob Gibbons (Orting) dec. Tobias Brown (Steilacoom) 4-0.
195: Dylan Amadeo (Orting) dec. Parris Carriveau-Phillips (Steilacoom) 11-9; 3. Eddie Saldana (Fife) p. Julio Garcia (Franlin Pierce) 0:45.
220: Evan Barger (Orting) inj def Erik Jacobson (Orting); 3. David Camacho (Washington) forfeit Blayne Haderman (River Ridge).
285: Kenny Marll (Orting) inj def Hunter Mullins (Orting); 3. Pao Soa (Clover Park) p. Xavier Tapasa (Washington) 1:19.
WEST CENTRAL DISTRICT SUB-REGIONAL
Team scores: Rogers 191.5, Fife 160, White River 155, Puyallup 109.5, Spanaway Lake 107, Washington 77, Clover Park 73, Graham-Kapowsin 67.5, Curtis 63, Steilacoom 42, Emerald Ridge 39, Franklin Pierce 39, Orting 9, Bethel 5, River Ridge 5
100: 1. Sharon Gonzalez (Fife) p. Brieanna Trailor (Curtis) 5:29; 3. Alyssa Boyles (Rogers)
105: 1. Thandie Sacopla (Clover Park)
110: 1. Brooklyn Bartelson (Puyallup) p. Selicia Lee (Washington) 1:52; 3. Hunter Goucher (Puyallup) inj def Tray Pegram (Rogers)
115: 1. Terri Ajifu (Clover Park) p. Jaylene Sanchez (Curtis) 4:57; 3. Kailey Christoph (Graham-Kapowsin) p. Lillian Salmon (Washington) 4:02
120: 1. Jordyn Bartelson (Puyallup) p. Sarah King (Rogers) 3:12; 3. Payton Stroud (White River) p. Ashley Muzquiz (Fife) 1:27
125: 1. Galilea Valencia (Graham-Kapowsin) tech fall Gabby Glinski (Steilacoom) 17-0; 3. Marissa Gabalse (Puyallup) p. Cheyenne Sweet (Rogers) 1:53
130: 1. Erin Redford (White River) p. Lizzy Jimenez (Rogers) 2:45; 3. Gabriellah Howell (Rogers) dec. Alexis Tietz (Franklin Pierce) 5-0
135: 1. Madison Altamirano (White River) p. Chardonnay Williams (Washington) 1:07; 3. Selena Garza (Curtis) dec. Jemma Souza (Rogers) 8-1
140: 1. Mariya Gaither (Rogers) dec. Brianna Galvan (Steilacoom) 4-2 OT; Brooke Mullins (Puyallup) dec. Rebecca Diego (Spanaway Lake) 6-4 OT
145: 1. Brianne Wiens (White River) p. Taylor Adriance (Rogers) 1:08; 3. Jazlyn Aubert (Spanaway Lake) p. Aliyah Faison (Washington) 1:53
155: 1. Raquel Gray (Spanaway Lake) p. Sadie Smith (Fife) 3:23; 3. Anna Steed (Spanaway Lake) p. Darien Barbee (White River) 2:08
170: 1. Kendra Maxfield (Emerald Ridge) inj def Faith Ghramm (Franklin Pierce); 3. Kayla Elika (Fife) p. Rebekah Lockemy (White River) 2:46
190: 1. Niki Abaglo (Fife) dec. Jacey Linder (White River) 13-0; 3. Shyleen Laneselota (Fife) p. Letauaelitise Hunkin (Spanaway Lake) 1:14
235: 1. Lou Faletagoai (Clover Park) p. Kayleen Elika (Fife) 2:32; 3. Vakeaemanu Hunkin (Spanaway Lake) p. Ashley Fleitman (Graham-Kapowsin) 0:53