Tahoma had the numbers – 15 wrestlers – in the first round. Mead had the storming success.
The Panthers won eight of their 11 first-round matches while Tahoma went 8-7.
Mead’s only real blemish came when Matthew Petrini, a top seed, was upended by Union’s Cody Hershel, 7-4, in the 113 class.
In 3A, Yelm claimed wins in seven of eight classes – including Dillon and Darren Harris – while defending champion Enumclaw went 5-4.
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