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Wrestling: Nelson returns for Seaside

Seniors lead Gulls wrestlers
By Gary Henley

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 30, 2018 11:12AM

Seaside’s Andrew Gastelum, top, scores a win over Dan Garcia of Tillamook last season.

Brad Mosher/Tillamook Headlight Herald

Seaside’s Andrew Gastelum, top, scores a win over Dan Garcia of Tillamook last season.

Some promising returners will give the Seaside wrestling program hopes of a higher finish this season, in a district that last year was won by the eventual state champion.

The good news is that Crook County has moved out of the District 1/4A, and will now compete at the 5A level, as will Scappoose. But while those two wrestling powerhouses leave the district, Woodburn comes in, dropping from 5A to 4A.

Either way, it’s usually tough for everyone else in the district. As it was for Seaside last season, as the Gulls finished fourth out of five teams in the Cowapa League meet, then took ninth out of 11 in the district meet.

Coached by Dan Taylor, Seaside failed to qualify any individuals for the state meet, but the Gulls did have a second-place finisher — Luke Nelson — in the league meet.

After advancing to the championship match in the Cowapa League tournament as a sophomore, Nelson is back for his junior season, and is slated to wrestle at 220 pounds.

Andrew Gastelum returns as a junior and will wrestle at 126, a year after taking third at 113 in the league meet.

The Gulls currently have five seniors on the roster, including three listed at 160 — Alfonso Alcantar, Gavin Meyer and Gio Ramirez. Tyler Shell will compete at 170, and Travis Fenton is set to wrestle at 285.


106-Johnathon Kenenounis, Fr.

120-Axel Garcia, So.

126-Andrew Gastelum, Jr.

126-Kaden Samson, Fr.

145-Aidan Tice, So.

152-Everett Rollins, Fr.

160-Alfonso Alcantar, Jr., Sr.

160-Gavin Meyer, Sr.

160-Gio Ramirez, Sr.

160-Jeremiah Stanley, So.

160-Lawson Talamantez, Fr.

170-Tyler Shell, Sr.

170-Forest Tice, Jr.

182-David Cruz, Jr.

182-Logan McCaulley, Fr.

182-David Toyooka, Jr.

195-Tyler Tackitt, Jr.

220-Brennan Loveridge, So.

220-Luke Nelson, Jr.

285-Travis Fenton, Sr.

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