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Grizzlies, Timberwolves head to state wrestling tourney


Last updated 2/16/2019 at Noon

An extended contingent of Glacier Peak and Jackson wrestlers are headed to the 4A state wrestling championships in the Tacoma Dome next week.

After the snowy weather resulted in the unprecedented cancellation of the regional tournaments, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association unveiled on Monday, Feb. 11, a 32-entry Mat Classic XXXI bracket that will feature all of the regional qualifiers from across the state.

Glacier Peak is sending 11 competitors, while Jackson has seven individuals battling for state titles and medals.

Two Grizzlies – Kyle Nget (120 pounds) and Parker Hardy (132) – won sub-regional titles Saturday, Feb. 2, at Glacier Peak High School. Teammate Dylan Owen was the 170 runner-up.

Also advancing to state were Lucas Owen (third at 113), Zachary McSpadden (fourth at 120), Gavin MacDonald (third at 126), David Richards-Perhatch (fourth at 126), Roman Nichols (fourth at 145), Easton Howe (fourth at 160), Jacob Erickson (third at 170) and Mason Bridges (fourth at 285).

Jackson’s Christian Balmer finished second in the 182 division. He’ll be joined by Jonah Justice (fourth at 106), Xavier Wilkening-Joly (fourth at 152) and David Moore (third at 160).

Archbishop Murphy’s Colin Howell (second at 145) and Devin Moore (third at 195) advanced to the 2A state tournament.

Jackson’s Maggie Telford won the 105 title at the girls sub-regional tournament. Also advancing to state are Jackson’s Kylie Rexroat (fourth at 105) and Amanda Rasoumoff (second at 140).

The state championships are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15 and continue until 8 p.m.

Wrestling resumes on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. when everyone will break until the parade of champions at 4:45 p.m. Finals are set to start at 5 p.m.


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