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Tag: Wrestling


TNT unveils 2012-13 All-Area Wrestling team


106: Spencer Schroeder, sr., Graham-Kapowsin (28-10)
113: Fred Green, so. Orting (33-1)
120: Andrew Ramirez, so., Lakes (41-2)
126: Colton Tracy, jr., Bonney Lake (31-5)
132: Cameron Nolan, sr., Tumwater (25-7)
138: Dillon Harris, sr., Yelm (29-3)
145: Ian Steen, sr., Graham-Kapowsin (35-3)
152: Casey Larson, sr., Peninsula (32-5)
160: A.J. Atoigue, sr., Sumner (38-1)
170: Nick Karis, sr., Decatur (36-1)
182: Chili Sabin, sr., Bonney Lake (36-2)
195: Jake Ferris, sr., Wilson (30-1)
220: Stone Hart, sr., Timberline (30-0)

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Wrestling: Mead, Yelm, Deer Park near-perfect in first round at Mat Classic XXIV

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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Mat Classic XXIV Untouchables


Mead (4A), Senior, 35-1
Bio: There are natural-born wrestlers, and then there are athletes who learn to become elite wrestlers. With his exceptional work rate, Golding is the latter. And this weekend likely will be a special one as he and teammate Jordan Rogers try and become the first Mead wrestlers to win three state titles. “He has the ability to gear up for high-level competition, and he does not like to lose,” Panthers coach Phil McLean said. His record the past three seasons is 101-5.

Kelso (3A), Junior, 35-2
Bio: Some win on sheer talent. Others win because they prepare to the utmost degree. Newberg does both. The Hilanders’ standout became the school’s first two-time Tri-State champion last December, then spent most of the past two months competing at a higher weight class – 120 (where both losses occurred). His coach calls the two-time Cadet All-American a gym rat who indulges in the sport year-round. “He always puts himself in position to win big matches,” Kelso coach Bob Freund said.
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Wrestling: Top-ranked Orting sends 17 wrestlers to Mat Classic

From staff writer Todd Milles:

Different venue, same result as last weekend’s district meet — the Cardinals sent 13 to the finals at their Class 1A Region I tournament Saturday at Bellevue Christian.

And the three-time defending state 1A champions crowned six champions — Fred Green (106 pounds), Austin Dodson (113), Drew Templeman (126), Shannon Maris (138), Mike Moniz (145) and Dalton Evanger (152) — and qualified 17 wrestlers for Mat Classic.

“We got some young kids we are taking to state that we did not think would get there,” Orting coach Mike Sowards said.
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