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Pasco High School Wrestling News March 25, 2006

This article is going to be a work in progress so keep checking back for the latest news. Coach Bodnar

Pasco Goes To Moses Lake To Wrestle Sunnyside and West Valley.
Pasco Sweeps Both Duals See The Results Here!
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Check out the Pasco High Photo Album!Click Here For Pasco Seniors

Wanted to try and write an article that truly showed the achievements of Pasco High Wrestling this year before I move on to a new season. So I am going to do my best to show this success full and in perspective. Click Here For Season Forecast!

I think the prognosticator's had it pretty well figured out and I believe this years graduating class lived up to expectations and then some.
An article next about Pasco High Wrestling's George Mendez - A three time state placer. Click Here For A Glimpse Of George

Some early season dual success, this is not all but a little bit. I will have to go to some articles from some other newspapers to get it all.

Pasco Vs. Davis Dual-CBL December 17, 2007
Results and Story Here!

Click Here for the Eastmont-Southridge Sores

We wrestled Hermiston In the Finals of the Best Of The West Duals minus Mendez injured in the previous match with Deer Park. Check out what Zeke and Dimitri did and then look at the ?All Area Article?Click Here For The "All Bulldog Final"
Something still sticks in my throat about this one!

Check Pages 3 and 4 of Marines West Magazine About This Year's Best Of The West Duals!Click Here For The United States Marine Sponsor Article On This Year's Event

Pasco High School Wrestling Does Serious Damage On it's Way To The Finals For The Second Straight Year Of The Best Of The West Duals.
Click Here For Pasco's Scores And Commentary By Coach Bodnar-http://www.pascohigh.com

We got a few days off , and then went right to the Pac-Coast Championships without George Mendez and a hole at 140. But the bulldogs represented themselves well. We did some damage there.

Brackets From John Crawford's Site For The 2006-Best Of The West Duals! Click Here For Brackets

Pac-Coast Championships
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Seattle Times Reports Teams Scores For Pac-Coast Championships.
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The next Bulldog CBL stop was at Richland Click Here For The Story

Tri-City Herald Story Written By Jack Millikin On The Pasco Moses Lake Dual
Pasco slams Moses Lake 40-17
This story was published Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

By Jack Millikin, Herald staff writer

Bob Bodnar hears what people say.
He reads the Internet posts regarding his desire to defeat state wrestling power Moses Lake, and the Pasco coach was a happier man after his Bulldogs beat the Chiefs 40-17 in a Columbia Basin 4A League dual meet in Pasco.

It's just the fourth dual-meet loss since August 1990 for Moses Lake, which is 117-4-1 since then. Three of those losses have come at the hands of Pasco in the last four years.

But as far as the rumor mill goes, Bodnar says, don't believe everything you read.

"I hear those comments all the time, and to say all I want to do is beat Moses Lake is ridiculous," he said. "I've always respected everything they've done. My dream is to keep building our whole program like Moses Lake has done."

Chiefs coach Jamie Wise, a former three-time state champion at Moses Lake (1978-1980), would welcome more programs like Pasco.

"I really wish there were more battles like this in the (CBL) like there used to be," Wise said. "If I had my druthers, I wish we weren't wrestling now. We're hurting at a couple of different weights.

"But I take my hat off to them. They beat us where we should have beaten them."

The meet featured a highly-anticipated match between Pasco's Dimitri Miles, who finished third at Mat Classic last year, and Brett Fredericksen -- last year's 4A regional champ -- at 215 pounds.

After a scoreless first period, Miles scored a second-period takedown to take a 2-1 lead before Fredericksen evened it again with an escape. In the end, it was Miles who won it 3-2 with a third-period escape.

"He tried to throw me a couple times, but I tried not to tie up with him," said Miles, who improved to 17-0. "When I got that takedown, it helped me get more confidence."

Moses Lake opened with a 3-0 lead when Josh Neilsen decisioned Ray Manzo 6-4 in the 160-pound match.

But the Bulldogs won five of the next six matches, building a 22-6 lead on Josh Martinez's 9-1 decision over Tyler Vela at 112.

"This is our state championship. This was our first goal," said Bulldogs heavyweight Tony Fiore, who scored a third-period reversal to edge Tad Harmon 5-4 and give Pasco a 12-6 lead.

Pasco's Armando Luna faced Cody Hoiness at 145 pounds in a battle of state placers. Luna trailed 6-5 after the first period, but he recovered for a 10-8 win.

"As a freshman, I remember losing to his brother (Sean)," Luna said. "It's always good to beat a Hoiness."

Justin Schadler pinned John Silva at 1:13 in the 140-pound match to clinch the Bulldogs win with two matches remaining.

"This is huge, especially since we're here in front of our home crowd," Schadler said.

103--Zeke Castro (P) p. Andrew Valdez, 1:10. 112--Josh Martinez (P) m.d. Tyler Vela, 9-1. 119--Gabe Guzman (ML) t.f. Gerardo Castro, 15-0. 125--Matt Palmer (ML) p. Cameron Schlotman, 4:23. 130--Ray Segura (P) d. Tom Pfeiffer, 6-1. 135--George Mendez (P) d. Jordan Hill, 6-1. 140--Justin Schadler (P) p. John Silva, 1:13. 145--Armando Luna (P) d. Cody Hoiness, 10-8. 152--Skippy Fergen (P) d. Blaine Zucker, 8-2. 160*--Josh Neilson (ML) d. Ray Manzo, 6-4. 171--Brandon Keihn (P) p. Justin West, 3:32. 189--John Fackrell (ML) d. Nick Smiley, 6-0. 215--Dimitri Miles (P) d. Brett Fredericksen, 3-2. 285--Tony Fiore (P) d. Tad Harman, 5-4.

Pasco Vs. Wenatchee Dual Click Here For Dual Results

Pasco High Wrestling Invited To Dream Duals!
SPOKANE VALLEY -- Pasco went 2-1, losing to Lake Stevens 30-28 in a matchup of the top two 4A teams in the state but beating Central Valley 39-25 and University 42-16. Senior Dimitri Miles improved to 23-0 at 215 pounds with three victories. Armando Luna (145) and Brandon Kiehn (171/189) also went 3-0 on the day. Round-robin scores 4A -- Pasco 40, Central Valley 25; Moses Lake 41, Lake Stevens 26; Pasco 42, University 16; Lake Stevens 30, Pasco 28; Moses Lake 42, University 29.

River City Duals And Click Here For The Final Results Click Here

Remember I said this story was going to be a work in progress. I got sidetracked for a while finding some comments on a blog busting on the Tri-City Herald for not covering wrestling in the area and a comment about Pasco not dominating in the last number of years. That one did make me chuckle a little.

This is an excerpt out of the Tri-City Herald I believe February 1st.
--The latest Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association poll has Pasco ranked second in the state among 4A teams. According to Bulldogs assistant coach Jack Anderson, it's the highest-ever state ranking for Pasco wrestling.

Topping the polls were Lake Stevens (4A), Sedro Wooley (3A), WF West (2A), Lakeside (9-Mile Falls) (1A) and Concrete (B).

The only other Mid-Columbia teams to crack the top-10 were Moses Lake (5th in 4A poll) and Royal (3rd in 1A poll).

I can't stand this any longer, anyone who doesn't think that we have been a force in wrestling since 1993 can come to the weight room at Pasco High and see the Pasco High Wrestling Hall of Fame Banners and decide for yourself. I think there might be very few schools in this state to show that type of success.
I will get back to the facts, Every once in a while I get stirred up by the politicians , prognosticators, arm chair quarterbacks and those that outright don't know what they are talking about.

Pasco High Wrestling Completes It's Second Straight Shut-Out Of The Season Vs. Walla Walla, January 25, 2007
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Pasco Has 14 Wrestlers In District Semi-Finals
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Pasco Wins Back To Back District Titles!
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Pasco Moves Into Regional Wrestling Competition And They Have Been At The Top Of This Heap Before! Click Here For The First Day Story!

Pasco High Wrestling Goes Where It Hasn't Been And Does What It Hasn't Done To Win Regional Title In Spokane! Click Here For The Regional Wrestling Highlights

Washington Wrestling Report Lists the Regional Scores!
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Dimitri opens the family scrapbook and lets in a little glimpse of Pasco High Wrestling And The Bulldog Program
Click Here For The Story On Dimitri Miles!

Pasco High Wrestling's Justin Schadler Wins State Title!
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Don't Worry I am not done yet Pasco High Wrestling 2nd In State, 10 Qualifiers, 9 Placers, They did not give these kids near the credit they deserve.

Seattle Times Reports Mat Classic Team Scores.
Click Here For State Tournament Team Scores

For example the rumor is that there are nine Pasco Seniors being recruited by Junior Colleges, DI and D2 Schools in four different states. Rumor is that Justin Schadler Stata Champion 135 is being recruited by a DI University. Actually it is a fact not a rumor. More to follow on this story!

ďPeople have to be given the freedom to show the heart they possess. I think itís a leaderís responsibility to provide that type of freedom. And I believe it can be done through relationships and family. Because if a team is a real family, itís members want to show you their hearts.Ē
Coach K

A Special Recognition Zeke Castro Athlete of The Week! Click Here For the Story!
Zeke's GPA was 4.0 by the Way and received the honor of State Academic Champion at 103
Bobby Everson-Regional Placer, Four Year Letterman Also Received The Honor Of State Academic Champion
By The Way 5 Other Pasco High Wresters Were State Academic Honorable Mention Award Winners.

Another small achievement wast that Pasco placed 17 wrestlers on the CBL All-Conference Award List

Here is some Blog Information That I Found, Take It For What You Want-Some of it is interesting and some even complimentary!Click Here!

Like I said this is a work in progress I am just getting started!
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