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MTV True Life: On the Mat: story of the 2010-2011 season

High School wrestling is like no other sport. Those who devote themselves to it often say a typical season falls somewhere in between torture and pure hell. Starving to make weight and pushing body and mind to the brink is typical for wrestling team members at Lake Stevens High. With seven Washington state championships under their belt, an incredibly demanding coach, and a student body that expects them to win state every year, the pressure's always on. Last year (2010), the squad finished 4th - which was considered to be a disaster. This year, they're kicking it up a notch and doing everything possible to reclaim their title. Losing is not an option. When you wrestle for Lake Stevens, there's no choice but to leave it all On the Mat




Q 13 Fox news report


 


2014-2015 Team

Season Record
15-4
League Record
7-0

4A State Championships 2nd

4A Region 1 Champions

4A Wesco Sub Regional Champions

4A Wesco League Champions

Sidney Eagle Invitational 3rd Place Finish (22 teams)
Tri State 5th Place Finish (68 teams)
Doc Buchanan Invitational 18th (99 teams)


 

State Champions 2014
State Champions 2013
State Champions 2011
State Champions 2009
State Champions 2008
State Champions 2007
State Champions 2004
State Champions 2001
State Champions 2000
State Champions 1990


 

Wrestlers with a 3.5 GPA or Above

2014-2015
120lbs  Garrett Gershmel

132lbs Michael Soler (4.0)
138bs Jake Douglas
195lbs Cody Vigoren (4.0)  


 

March 29, 2015


Jake Douglas 2nd Place 138lbs NHSCA National Championships

 

138lb PLACERS
1. JARRETT DEGEN - MT 2. JAKE DOUGLAS - WA
3. JIMMY FATE - CO 4. JUSTIN DEMICCO - OH
5. MICHAEL VAN BRILL - NJ 6. EVAN FIDELIBUS - PA
7. KOLLIN WADE - NC 8. JOHN HAYDEN HILL - AL

 

2014-2015 Team Awards

March 5, 2015


Outstanding Wrestler Award:
Cody Vigoren

Paul Toomey Award:
Nico
Loera

Hardest Worker Award:
Michael Soler

Inspirational Award:
Michael Soler

Coaches Award:
Senior Class

All-State Academic Award Champion:
Jake Douglas 138lbs

All-State Academic Award Champion runner up:
Michael Soler 132lbs

All-State Academic Award Champion honorable Mention:
Cody Vigoren 195lbs


 

February 21, 2015

 


2015 4A 2nd Place Team State Championships


 

Mat Classic XXV 4A State Placers

Junior Michael Soler (31-7) 132lb State Champion

February 21, 2015

Michael Soler
3x State Champion
2015 132lb Champion
2014 113lb Champion
2013 106lb Champion

3x Regional Champion
3x District Champion


 

Senior Cody Vigoren (44-4) 195lb State Champion

February 21, 2015

Cody Vigoren
2x State Champion
2015 195lb Champion
2014 195lb Champion
2013 170lbs 4th

3x Regional Champion
3x District Champion


 

Senior Alex Rodorigo (30-7) 126lbs 2nd Place finish

February 21, 2015

Alex Rodorigo
2x State Placer
2015 126lbs 2nd
2014 120lbs 4th

Regional Champion
2015 126lbs

District Champion
2015 126lbs


 

Junior Jake Douglas (38-4) 138lbs 2nd Place finish

February 21, 2015

Jake Douglas
3x State Placer
2015 138lbs 2nd
2014 126lbs 5th
2013 120lbs 4th

3x Regional Champion
3x District Champion


 

Senior Mason Beaver 182lbs 6th Place finish

February 21, 2015

Mason Beaver
1x State Placer
2015 182lbs 6th

District Champion
2015 182lbs


 

Senior Tyler Headland (26-12) 120lbs 7th Place finish

February 21, 2015

 

Tyler Headland
2x State Placer
2015 120lbs 7th
2014 113lbs 7th

District Champion
2015 120lbs


 

Junior Trysten Perales 145lbs 7th Place finish

February 21, 2015

Trysten Perales
1x State Placer
2015 145lbs 7th

District Champion
2015 145lbs


 

February 21, 2015

Lake Stevens' Soler, Vigoren capture state titles; team finishes second

 
  • Lake Stevens' Michael Soler (top) wrestles Pasco's Timmy Martinez in the 132-pound weight class during Mat Classic XXVII on Friday.

    Kevin Clark / The Herald

    Lake Stevens' Michael Soler (top) wrestles Pasco's Timmy Martinez in the 132-pound weight class during Mat Classic XXVII on Friday.

 
 
TACOMA — To a man, the Lake Stevens wrestling team said over and over again during the weekend at Mat Classic XXVII that earning a third consecutive Class 4A team title overshadowed any individual goals or accomplishments.After falling behind Moses Lake after the afternoon session on Friday, the Vikings scratched and clawed their way back into contention for the crown, taking the Chiefs down to the wire before coming up just short.The individual exploits of the Vikings — and the knowledge that they did everything they could to push the Chiefs — will have to sustain the perennial 4A power until they make their next run at the title next season.Junior 132-pounder Michael Soler, the very embodiment of a tournament winner, won his third state championship in as many years on Saturday night, defeating Pasco's Timmy Martinez 5-4 in an epic clash that captivated the Tacoma Dome crowd.He now follows Josh Heinzer as the latest Lake Stevens wrestler to win three titles, and will make his run at four titles and the accompanying immortality as a senior with his customary cool and grace.Senior Cody Vigoren completed his destruction of the 195-pound bracket with a first-period pin of Tahoma's Adam Hokenson on Saturday night.It was his fourth pinfall in as many matches this tourney, and his eighth consecutive pin at Mat Classic. The Wyoming-bound Vigoren has won back-to-back state titles without ever needing the full six minutes to eliminate his opponents.But both wrestlers were emotional after Moses Lake's Hudson Mauseth clinched the team title for the Chiefs with a 7-4 decision over Union's Michael Snediker.“It's very bittersweet,” Vigoren said. “There's no feeling like having so many guys work so hard for each other. It's tough knowing that I'll never be on a team with these guys again. They're the best teammates anyone could ever ask for.”The Vikings trailed Moses Lake 107-103 heading into the finals, but even with four finalists compared to Moses Lake's three, Lake Stevens still couldn't make up the difference.Senior Alex Rodorigo lost to Yelm's Darren Harris in the 126-pound final, and 138-pounder Jake Douglas lost a 1-0 match to Central Valley's Blake Beard at 138.“We wrestled really well, and did everything we could possibly do to push Moses Lake, but they were just better than us, a little deeper,” Lake Stevens coach Brent Barnes said. “But it was fun for everyone to have a race that close.”Soler did his part with his win over Martinez, taking him down early and nearly pinning him with a cradle in the first period before, in his estimation, getting turned from underneath for the first time this season.He took a 5-2 lead into the second period and rode Martinez out before allowing two back points in the third period for the final margin. Still, Soler was a cool customer after the win.“I wasn't worried except for when he caught me in that nasty tilt he has,” he said. “It's by far the biggest win of my career because he's one of the best kids I've ever wrestled.”Martinez, a senior, was denied a third straight championship by Soler.Soler benefited from a gamble by Martinez and Pasco coach Jay Covington in the third period that didn't pay off.Martinez , trailing 5-4, could have elected to cut Soler and cede the one-point escape in hopes of taking him down to tie the match, but elected to try and turn him a second time.“I was a little surprised,” Barnes said of Martinez's strategy. “I thought Michael getting the quick takedown really set the tone for the match, and maybe they didn't want it to happen again.”As always, Soler managed to get the job done.“Michael is just amazing,” Barnes said. “He's just the consummate competitor and he has ice in his veins. If you look at him physically he's not the most imposing guy, but he more than makes up for it with savvy and technique. He's just a flat-out winner.”Vigoren, by contrast, was all power and aggression throughout the weekend.“I was just on a mission,” he said.But even his four pinfalls came with the considerations of his team in the back of his mind.“My team needed pins to earn extra team points, and I tried to do whatever I could for the team.”

February 21, 2015

      

Vikings’ Michael Soler golden a third time | 4A wrestling

 

 

February 14, 2015


Lake Stevens Fans celebrating another Victory


 

February 14, 2015

Lake Stevens dominates at regionals, advances 11 wrestlers to state

Cody Vigoren was one of four Lake Stevens champions on the day, including Michael Soler (132), who seeks to become a three-time state champion next weekend. Alex Rodorigo (126) and Jake Douglas (138) also took home titles. 

Seattle Times staff reporter

 

SNOHOMISH — Cody Vigoren isn’t looking over his shoulder. But he knows the target is there.

As a returning state wrestling champion, Vigoren realizes he gets everyone’s best shot.

“I can’t take anything for granted,” the senior said. “You’ve got to expect the unexpected.”

Still, it was business as usual for Vigoren and the Lake Stevens team at the Class 4A Region I tournament at Snohomish High School on Saturday. He stormed to the 195-pound title with a trio of first-round pins and the third-ranked Vikings won the team crown with 219.5 points, well ahead of second-place Curtis (154.5). They will take 11 wrestlers to state.

“That’s about what I expected,” Lake Stevens coach Brent Barnes said as the Vikings take aim at a third straight state championship. “There really were no big surprises either way….The great thing is we have a shot. We put ourselves in position to take a run at it.”

Vigoren was one of four Lake Stevens champions on the day, including Michael Soler (132), who seeks to become a three-time state champion next weekend. Alex Rodorigo (126) and Jake Douglas (138) also took home titles.

Two other Vikings finished second and Mason Beaver lost in the semifinals to Mariner’s Nazara Vasilchenko. Beaver beat Visalchenko in the subregional semis a week earlier.

Vasilchenko, who missed most of the season with an injury, lost in the finals to Jon Bridgman of Curtis.

Rogers of Puyallup also crowned four champions. In all, SPSL South wrestlers won nine titles,

Vigoren (31-4) hasn’t lost to an in-state opponent since his sophomore year, when he placed fourth at state. Also a standout catcher, he once envisioned a professional baseball career. But he said his passion for wrestling grew that 10th-grade season and he began devoting extra time on the mat.

“I still love baseball, but I saw more results in wrestling,” said Vigoren, a 3.9 GPA student who has a wrestling scholarship to Wyoming.

Barnes figures his best is yet to come.

“He’s got a high ceiling,” he said. “I don’t think he’s even scratched the surface yet.”

Soler proved to be the best in state at 106 as a freshman and 113 last year. After growing nearly four inches to 5-8, and adding necessary weight, he’s taken the jump to 132 this season — which might be the toughest 4A weight class. It includes Timmy Martinez of Pasco, also a two-time returning champion, and Cam Sorenson of University, who placed second in 3A the last two years.

“I’m OK with it,” Soler said. “It’s where I’m best. I’m not going to try to avoid anyone.”


 

February 14, 2015

2015 Wrestlers on their way to State


Champions:
126lbs Alex Rodorigo
132lbs Michael Soler
138lbs Jake Douglas
195lbs Cody Vigoren

2nd Place:
106lbs Nate Scilley
120lbs
Tyler Headland

3rd Place:
145lbs Trysten Perales
152lbs Malachi Lawrence
182lbs Mason Beaver

4th Place:
120lbs Garett Gershmel
138lbs Devian Jones

 

 Regional Champions:
126lbs Alex Rodorigo
132lbs Michael Soler
138lbs Jake Douglas
195lbs Cody Vigoren


 

February 7, 2015

2015 Wesco Sub regional Team champions

Team scores:
1. Lake Stevens 482
2. Snohomish 249
3. Jackson 193.5
4. Kamiak 179, 5. Monroe 141.5, 6. Mariner 124, 7. Cascade 73.5, 8. Mount Vernon 73


 

February 7, 2015

2015 Wesco Sub regional Weight class Champions

Champions:
106lbs Nate Scilley

120lbs Tyler Headland
126lbs Alex Rodorigo
132lbs Michael Soler
138lbs Jake Douglas
145lbs Trysten Perales
152lbs Malachi Lawrence
170lbs Bhodi Scott
182lbs Mason Beaver
195lbs Cody Vigoren

2nd Place:
113lbs Gino Loera
120lbs Garett Gershmel

152lbs Tye Stacy
160lbs Danny Sagiao

3rd Place
106lbs Jake Bennet
126lbs Nico Loera
138lbs Devian Jones
160lbs AngeloLoera

4th Place
132lbs Cody Lacoursiere
145lbs Tristen Sanders

5th Place
285lbs Dylan Hutchinson

6th Place
182lbs Marquize Postlewait
195lbs Mitchell Firth


 


The Lake Stevens Wrestling team has complied an impressive list of accomplishments during its history. Most notably, in recent years, the team has won Ten state titles: 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011,2013 and 2014.
Under coach Brent Barnes, the team had not lost a WESCO league match in 18 years, last losing during the 1993 season. Originally, this feat was nicknamed the Decade of Dominance, Until the team surpassed ten years of unbeaten league matches. However, In the 2007-2008 season, the streak ended with their 1st loss in 18 years. Lake Stevens Wrestling did go on to win the state championship that same year.

Lake Stevens Wrestling


State Champions:
1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014

Regional Champions:
1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015

District/Sub Regional Champions
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015

League Champions:
1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Tri-State Champions:
1998, 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2009

Dream Duals Champions:
1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005

Academic State Champions:
2005




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