Glacier Peak’s Hubby finishes first at Lady Wolfpack Invitational | Wrestling
Last updated 2/3/2017 at Noon
Glacier Peak, Jackson and Archbishop Murphy head into this weekend’s district wrestling tournaments with a number of top prospects.
Grizzly Kiley Hubby is coming off a victory in the 140-pound division at the Lady Wolfpack invitational Jan. 28 at Jackson High School.
The Glacier Peak freshman standout, ranked fourth at 135 in the latest Washington Wrestling Report, recorded three straight pins to advance to the championship match. Hubby defeated Yelm’s Ariana Zemke 12-3 for the title.
Two other Grizzlies to watch are senior Ricky Kranz (152) and freshman sophomore Parker Hardy (113). Kranz is ranked ninth and Hardy is 11th in the Washington Wrestling Report poll.
Jackson’s Cole Anderson, a three-time state participant who placed seventh at 132, is ranked eighth at 138. Anderson has wrestled for much of the season at 145 and was undecided earlier this week as to which weight class he’ll wrestle.
The Timberwolves have some good experience with state alternate Jose Viarya (220) and two-time regional competitor D’Artagnan Phan (160).
“He’s hungry to get there (state),” Jackson coach Sherman Iversen said of Phan, who also is Jackson’s ASB President.
Garrett Miller (182) and Josh Vail (120) also are returning regional competitors.
Archbishop Murphy returned only one senior and has one returning state wrestler in sophomore Colin Howell. The Archbishop Murphy competed at 106 last season and moved up to 120 this season.
“He’s pretty tough,” Archbishop Murphy coach Blaine Smith. “I think he has the potential to get back to state.”
Matt Keck (195) was an alternate to state. Regional returners include Jon Shaffer (182) and Devin Moore (182).
“We’re a young team,” Smith said. “It’s been kind of a learning process. We got better as the season went on. We’re excited about the postseason.”
The 4A sub-regional tournament is scheduled for Feb. 3-4 at Glacier Peak High School, while the 2A sub-regional tournament is at Cedarcrest High School.