Kent-Meridian’s Jasper Ayers, right, tangles with Orting’s Demani Thomas for the 113-pound championship at the Doc Herren Invitational last Saturday. Thomas won by fall in the second round. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter

Kent-Meridian’s Jasper Ayers, right, tangles with Orting’s Demani Thomas for the 113-pound championship at the Doc Herren Invitational last Saturday. Thomas won by fall in the second round. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter

Royals place at Doc Herren Invitational

Kent-Meridian lightweight Jasper Ayers finished second and heavyweight Dilan Sosa-Zuniga took third at the Doc Herren Wrestling Invitational at Auburn High School last Saturday.

At 113 pounds, Ayers (20-7) posted a 2-0 decision over Enumclaw’s Tyson Russell in the semifinals before falling by pin at 3 minutes, 21 seconds to Orting’s Demani Thomas for the championship. At 285 pounds, the Royals’ Sosa-Zuniga (24-4) pinned Hazen’s Jayden Hewitt in one minute to earn the bronze. Orting won the team title with 251.5 points. Kent-Meridian was 10th with 96 points.


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Kent-Meridian’s Dilan Sosa-Zuniga rides Hazen’s Jayden Hewitt during their third-place match at 285 pounds at the Doc Herren Invitational last Saturday. Sosa-Zuniga won by a first-round pin. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter

Kent-Meridian’s Dilan Sosa-Zuniga rides Hazen’s Jayden Hewitt during their third-place match at 285 pounds at the Doc Herren Invitational last Saturday. Sosa-Zuniga won by a first-round pin. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter

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