Photo courtesy of Mindy Miller Liberty Bell’s Meritt Fink takes an opponent airborne.

Photo courtesy of Mindy Miller

Liberty Bell’s Meritt Fink takes an opponent airborne.

Liberty Bell High School will send eight varsity wrestlers to the sub-regional competition in Kittitas on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 12–13).

Coach Gunnar Doggett summarized the Mountain Lions’ performances at last weekend’s district meet in Tonasket:

  • Meritt Fink beat Riley Prescott of Okanogan in the 145-pound finals for first place.
  • Jacob McMillan beat Zach Lofthus of Tonasket in the 170-pound finals for first place.
  • In the 152-pound division, two Liberty Bell wrestlers faced off, with Kaleb Martin taking third place and Finlay Holston taking fourth place.
  • Mason Johnson defaulted by injury to sixth place in the 182-pound division.
  • Ivan Johnson finished in fourth place at 170 pounds.
  • Alex Garcia-Lopez lost his first two matches but will go the regionals as an alternate.
  • Tanner White took third place in the 132-pound division with a victory over Sean Epley of Okanogan.

Fink and McMillan are at or near the top of statewide rankings in their weight classes.