Puyallup grapplers among USA’s best

If the early returns from the wrestling mats are any indication of future dominance, the future looks bright for Jaxon and Ty Satiacum Jr. Following in their father’s footsteps, the duo has become a wrestling wrecking crew at tournaments throughout the western states. With victories and other strong performances, the name Satiacum now appears near the top of the national rankings in their respective age and weight classes.

Seven-year old Jaxon Satiacum recently captured the state championship in the bantam 85-pound weight division (his second state championship in two years). He also placed second at the Rocky Mountain Nationals, the Reno World Championships and the Tour of America Bigfoot Wrestling Championships. Jaxon is currently ranked second in the Rocky Mountain national rankings, and fifth in the World of Wrestling national rankings.

Eight-year old Ty Jr. finished third at the state championships out of a field of 32 wrestlers in the intermediate 67-pound division. He also was the PCJWL sub-division champion, as well as runner up for the league championship. Ty Jr. was also the 2018 holiday tournament champion, and placed fourth at the Rumble in Reno, earning All-American honors. He also placed second in the freestyle 66-pound division at the Rocky Mountain Nationals, as well as fourth in the folkstyle 71-pound division and sixth in the folkstyle 66-pound division.

According to the Rocky Mountain national rankings, Ty Jr. is currently ranked third in the 8U 66-pound division. Both brothers attend Camas Prairie Elementary school. Their father, Ty Satiacum, was inducted as a wrestler into the same Bethel School District’s Athletic Hall of Fame last year.

It’s becoming quite clear that the Satiacum brothers could very well surpass their father’s wrestling exploits, if they stay focused and really want it.