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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Davenport finishes sixth at state

Gorillas win academic state title


Last updated 2/23/2023 at 11:16am

Roger Harnack | The Record-Times

Davenport's Sam Schneider lifts and throws Okanogan's Johnny Swartsel in the match for first place at 195 pounds in Class 2B on Saturday, Feb. 18. Swartsel won, 9-5.

TACOMA - One of the school's best wrestling seasons in recent history culminated in a sixth-place finish at the state Mat Classic XXXIV for Davenport. Four of the five Gorillas that competed medaled, and Davenport pulled in an academic state title to boot.

No Gorillas were able to pull in a first-place title. Senior Sam Schneider came the closest in the 195-pound division with a second-place finish.

Schneider pinned Rainier junior Mason Hornby in 44 seconds in the quarterfinals and pinned Ocosta senior Gage Grigsby in 3:57 but fell to Okanogan senior Johnny Swartsel by decision 9-5 in the...

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