Yokota's Caleb Heino locks in a cradle on Kubasaki's Jaylan Mayers en route to a semifinal pin at 122 pounds. Heino, a Far East champion two seasons ago, dethroned defending champion Mayers. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Yokota's Caleb Heino locks in a cradle on Kubasaki's Jaylan Mayers en route to a semifinal pin at 122 pounds. Heino, a Far East champion two seasons ago, dethroned defending champion Mayers. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Wrestling: Past accomplishments mean little at Far East meet

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Austin Fisher wasn’t expected to be in this position.

Considered an underdog, with Kubasaki’s Haydn Peterson the returning champion at 215 pounds, Fisher, a Yokota senior, instead provided one of several surprises on Thursday’s first day of the 42nd Far East High School Wrestling Tournament.

For the second time this season, Fisher pinned Peterson, this time in the 215-pound semifinals. The first time was at last month’s “Beast of the Far East” Tournament, when Fisher pinned Peterson in 31 seconds in the final.

And Fisher said he was prepared for anything the second time around.

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