Rainier Wrestling Takes Second at Greeley Open


Featuring wrestling matches for 12 full hours with over 29 schools participating, Rainier took second place at the Greeley Open at Graham-Kapowsin High School last Friday in a monster wrestling tournament. 

The Mountaineers were one of just two 2B schools there, and beat out several 3A and 4A schools despite having just 12 wrestlers participate. 

“It was a long day of wrestling with some great matches and it was good for the kids to experience the grind of a long day,” Mountaineers coach Chris Holterman said. “Those were the biggest brackets I’ve ever had wrestlers participate in.” 

The Mountaineers finished behind Tahoma, who featured 19 wrestlers and scored 254 points to Rainier’s 216. The Mountaineers advanced seven to the finals, earning three titles. Zander Peck (160), Dorien Cano (170), and Ryder Cruse (285) each won their weight class while Jayden Alagarbes (120), Conner Mounts (126), Levi Swann (138), and Mason Hornby (195) were runner-ups. 

The Mountaineers will return to action Wednesday at Life Christian Academy.