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Velarde, Reece atop wrestling rankings

January 5th, 2013 by jeff graham

North Kitsap senior Jake Velarde and Kingston junior Bobby Reece III are the top wrestlers in their weight classes according to the Washington Wrestling Report’s latest all-classification rankings.

Velarde, a three-time state champion who has been wrestling all season at 145 pounds, is listed as the top-ranked grappler at 152 (expect him to be listed at 145 the next time the rankings are released). Reece, a two-time state champ, is ranked No. 1 at 160 pounds.

Other local wrestlers appearing on the rankings are Klahowya senior Adam Burchett (2nd, 120 pounds), Klahowya junior Brian Burchett (9th, 132 pounds), South Kitsap senior Bryce Broome (6th, 170), Olympic senior Zeke Gaeta (13th, 170), Port Angeles senior Brian Cristion (15th, 170), Olympic sophomore Gabe Gaeta (15th, 182) and South Kitsap senior Damien Medeiros (6th, 285).

You can find a list of rankings here.

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One Response to “Velarde, Reece atop wrestling rankings”

  1. SK83 Says:

    GIRLS WRESTLING INFORMATION:
    Central Kitsap Junior Allison Johnson #8-100lbs
    North Kitsap Sophomore Bella Livingston #7-118lbs
    South Kitsap Junior Amberlee Brasch #5-137lbs
    South Kitsap Senior Caleenda Johnson #5-130lbs (Prev. Spanaway Lake)
    Kingston’s Ivy Rodolf-118lbs won the Hammerhead Tourney and should be ranked when the new updates come out.

    Kingston is currently ranked #6 in the All-Classification Girls Team Rankings.

    If anyone at the SUN needs help compiling this information so that these deserving female wrestlers are recognized I will help do that for you. Thank you for supporting Female Wrestling in the State of Washington. Cully Ecklund

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