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Tag: Mat Classic XXV


Lake Stevens (4A), University (3A) shaping up to grab teams titles at Mat Classic XXV

Nothing gets decided on Friday of a Mat Classic – the state wrestling championships in the Tacoma Dome.

But the team races have a tendency to shape strongly before the final two championship rounds Saturday – with the semifinals starting at 10 a.m., and the finals scheduled for 5 p.m.

Since the inception of Mat Classic in 1989, no school has won more championships than Lake Stevens. Brent Barnes’ group is looking to add to its haul of eight titles by taking a commanding lead in the 4A race.

The Vikings (84 points) have nine guaranteed state placers, including

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