11-man wrecking crew brings home league title; sights set on district title and state appearances
OMAK –The 2019-2020 season has proved to be the year of the Pioneers.
After getting closer and closer to a league title the past few years, the Omak High School varsity wrestling team broke through.
They brought home this year’s Caribou Trail League championship, finishing the year with a 7-1 league record.
“The team is fired up,” says Dean Agee, head coach for Omak. “I feel like this team has a good shot to win a District 6 title as well.”
Agee expressed that even though his squad is just a few weight classes short, that hasn’t deterred them or held them back from achieving success.
“With an 11-man team, they have been showing determination and grit,” says Agee.
There are 14 weight classes on a typical varsity team.
Omak secured their league title in Chelan for a double dual on Jan. 30. They knocked off Okanogan 47-33 in their first dual, which brought them the CTL championship. They would go on to beat Cashmere 48-24 later in the evening to put the icing on the cake, finishing 7-1 in league.
Omak gears up for the Caribou Trail League championships at Cascade High School on Feb. 8. A week later, the regional wrestling tournament will be held at Deer Park High School on Feb. 15 for a 10 a.m. start time.
Omak 29 Chelan 28
Omak 48 Cascade 36
Omak 48 Okanogan 18
Omak 37 Cascade 32
Omak 36 Cashmere 39
Omak 39 Chelan 21
Omak 47 Okanogan 27
Omak 48 Cashmere 24