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Oak Harbor and South Whidbey battle for Whidbey wrestling supremacy. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

There’s no wrasslin’ in Coupeville, so we have to wander off to other towns if we want to see grapplers at work.

Photographer John Fisken was in Oak Harbor Wednesday, and the photos above and below capture the Wildcats facing off with Island rival South Whidbey.

I won’t pretend to know who a single one of these wrestlers is, but I’m happy to pass on the pics in exchange for page hits.

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With the regular season ending, CHS wrestler Alex Turner is close to pivoting to the postseason. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One season is drawing to a close, and another is about to begin.

Coupeville High School senior Alex Turner wrestled in his final regular-season tourney Saturday, taking part in the PanCan Duals at Highline High School in Burien.

The lone Wolf, who grappled in the 170-pound class, finished 2-2 on the day, with wins against wrestlers from 3A Oak Harbor (pin) and 2A Liberty (forfeit).

His defeats came against mat men from 3A Bonney Lake (pin) and 2A Quincy (technical fall).

The tournament is an annual event which raises money for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Next up for Turner is Senior Night this coming Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Oak Harbor High School.

Since CHS has never had a wrestling program, Turner has trained and traveled with the Wildcats this season.

Once he gets past Senior Night, he will return to 1A and hit the road for the postseason.

Sub-regionals are Feb. 2 at Mount Baker High School, with regionals at Meridian Feb. 9 and the state meet Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome.

Turner was an alternate to state as a junior, when he attended South Whidbey High School.

All wrestlers in Washington state have to be accompanied by a coach or school representative to postseason meets.

Since CHS doesn’t have a mat program, Wolf assistant football coach Tyson Boon has stepped up to fill the temporary job.

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Alex Turner, seen here during football’s Senior Night, is now ripping up the wrestling mat. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fear the Wolves on the mat.

Coupeville High School may only have one active wrestler, and no program of its own, but that lone Wolf is doing OK on his own.

CHS senior Alex Turner was fairly flawless Saturday, sweeping through three matches to claim a title in the 182-pound class at the Everett Gold Medal Classic.

He opened with a win on points (12-4), the pinned his second and third foes. The first pin came in a sizzlin’ 30 seconds.

Turner, who returned to Coupeville this year after spending several seasons at South Whidbey High School, was an alternate to state last year as a Falcon junior.

Unfortunately, his current school has never had a wrestling program, so he and dad Joseph arranged for him to train and travel with 3A Oak Harbor High School.

Turner competes as a Wolf, though, and will return to 1A for the postseason.

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Once Lita Woollet has you, you're not going anywhere. (John Fisken photos)

   Once Lita Woollet has you, you’re not going anywhere, buddy. (John Fisken photos)

Seth Woollet

Seth Woollet (on top) locks his man down.

Gracy Woollet

   “C’mere you!!” Gracy Woollet (in black) may be little, but she’s ferocious on the mat.

Diesel Eck (left) gets ready to rumble.

Diesel Eck (left) gets ready to rumble.

There’s a new Eck to contend with.

As older brothers, and current CHS multi-sport stars Gabe and Ty refereed, Diesel Eck made his wrestling debut over the weekend with the Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club at the Wildcat Novice Showdown.

One of five grapplers at the tourney with a Coupeville connection, Diesel finished fourth, while teammates Gracy Woollet, Jacob Barajas and Lita Woolett all claimed second.

Seth Woolett rounded out the Wolves, finishing third in his weight class.

Complete Coupeville results:

Diesel Eck (Pee Wee 45-46)

Round 1 – Lost by fall (1:28) to Natalie Janicki (Sedro-Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Lost by fall (0:31) to Timothy Gage Gigon (Whidbey Wildcat Wrestling Club)
Round 3 – Lost by fall (0:49) to Connor Gaffney (Marysville Wrestling Club)

Gracy Woollet (Bantam 55-56)

Round 1 – Lost by decision (14-7) to Elias Heller (Sedro-Woolley Steelclaw Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Won by fall (0:55) over Dawson McDaniel (Team Scorpions)
Round 3 – Won by fall (0:47) over Rocco Caranna (Snoqualmie Valley Wrestling Club)

Jacob Barajas (Bantam 67-68)

Round 1 – Lost by injury default (0:27) to David Haines (Rising Stars Wrestling)
Round 3 – Won by technical fall (15-0) over Guage Burrus (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)

Seth Woollet (Intermediate 64-65)

Round 1 – Won by fall (1:42) over Quinn Reed (Arlington Wrestling Academy)
Round 2 – Lost by decision (5-4) to Karson Looker (GFYAA Tiger Wrestling)
Round 3 – Lost by decision (7-3) to Jordan Jopson (Anacortes Hawkeyes)

Lita Woollet (Novice 61-65)

Round 1 – Won by technical fall (17-2) over Sale Hunt (Marysville Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Won by fall (2:27) over Declan Steeves (Team Scorpions)
Round 3 – Lost by fall (3:18) to Ryker Marsing (Piranha Wrestling)

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