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State Wrestling: Mat Classic, Day 2 updates

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

(Click here for the latest bracket updates on the WIAA website.)

7:30 p.m.: Klahowya’s Brian Burchett and Kingston’s Bobby Reece are both champions. Burchett won the 138-pound class at 2A for his first title, while Reece won at 170 pounds at 2A for his fourth title.

Here are the final results from Mat Classic:


State Wrestling: Mat Classic Day 1 updates

Friday, February 21st, 2014

(Note: Click here for the most recent bracket updates on the WIAA website.)

10 p.m.: A tough day for local wrestlers is over as only seven of 30 first-round winners won in the quarterfinals and get a chance to go for titles on Saturday. Semifinals start at 10 a.m. Finals start at 5 p.m.

Here are the first day results for local wrestlers:

Class 4A
Team scores (Top 10 and locals)—Lake Stevens 70, Tahoma 55.5, Moses Lake 51.5, Yelm 51, Union 51, Central Valley 44.5, Rogers 39, Mead 38, Lewis & Clark 36, Puyallup 30, South Kitsap 22, Central Kitsap 7
113—Josh Criollos (CK) d. Isaiah Av (Eve) 9-7; pinned by Nick Whitehead (Tah) 3:28; d. Thomas Munoz (Yelm) 5-2. 126—Brandon Forster (SK) d. Brian Dykman (TB) 6-4; pinned by Timmy Martinez (Pas) 5:07; d. Hunter King (Mead) 15-4. 138—Joel Sherman (SK) d. Jahleel Smith (KM) 7-1; lost to Blake Beard (CV) 16-0; lost to Bryce Thomas (Arl) by injury default. 145—Adam Lutovsky (SK) p. Ryley Hallman (Yelm) 3:13; d. Dalton Meyers (Ken) 8-5. 152—Joseph Barnum (SK) lost to Blake Bishop (Chi) 10-7; lost to Everett Bingisser (Wood) 9-5. 195—Tristan Hartmann (SK) d. Talon Edmiston (Cam) 8-2; lost to Andrew Backlund (LC) 6-2; p. Chris Jones (Her) 5:36. 285—Dominick Johnson (CK) lost to Jacob Apodaca (Aub) 10-6; p. Justin Sainsbury (ML) 3:47; lost to Austin Wright (Eve) 7-3.


Your guide to Mat Classic

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Friday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); First session of wrestling (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Second session (4-9:30 p.m.)
Saturday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); Third session, including placing matches (10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.); Championship matches (5 p.m.)
Tickets: One day—$15 adults, $11 seniors/students; Two days—$23 adults, $17 seniors/students.
Brackets: Here.
Website/results: Here.
West Sound qualifiers
Class 4A

Central Kitsap: 113—Josh Criollos (30-8). 285—Dominick Johnson (26-6).
South Kitsap: 126—Brandon Forster (30-9). 138—Joel Sherman (26-8). 145—Adam Lutovsky (29-8). 152—Joseph Barnum (25-10). 195—Tristan Hartmann (30-4).
Class 3A
Bainbridge: 120—Jonathan Gallivan (23-13). 138—Jack Miller (34-5). 145—Liam Topham (18-10). 152—Dylan Read (33-3). 160—Joaquin Gurza (22-12).
Class 2A
Bremerton: 132—Cameron Dubos (29-7). 152—Ben Smith (26-7).
Kingston: 160—Josh Henden (30-7). 170—Bobby Reece (32-1). 182—Aaron Dickson (31-3). 220—Ryan Sigo (19-13). 285—Mick Kane (27-13).
Klahowya: 138—Brian Burchett (31-1). 170—Konner Langholff (29-8). 220—Maric Taylor (21-13).
North Kitsap: 126—Nikitta Weston (27-10). 132—Jon Morgan (25-12). 160—Augie Piehl (28-9).
North Mason: 113—Matt Zink (21-2). 145—Grant Hunter (28-13). 160—Tyler Grewell (29-8). 182—Victor McIntosh (27-12). 195—Chase Davis (31-6). Olympic: 106—Tre Toledo (18-9). 120—Isaiah Rodenhurst (27-9). 132—Adrian Madison (24-5). 145—Logan Madison (25-8). 170—Kyle Segger (17-9). 195—Geordyn Shinard (7-3). 285—Umu Timoteo (25-11).
Port Angeles: 106—Tyler Gale (28-5). 120—Brady Anderson (29-5). 126—Ozzy Swagerty (31-2). 182—Matt Robbins (20-7). 220—Kyle La Fritz (26-4). 285—Roberto Coronel (31-3).
Class 1A
Port Townsend: 113—Shae Shoop (22-6). 152—Matt Cain (28-10). 182—Trevor Garrett (16-8).
Kingston: 118—Peyton Reece (32-4)
Central Kitsap: 100—Alison Johnson (18-3).
Sequim: 106—Sophia Cornell (18-8). 130—Kaylee Ditlefsen (18-11).
South Kitsap: 137—Amberlee Brasch (27-3)

State Wrestling: Meyerhoff, Thiel leaving posts

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Two influential people will be making Mat Class XXVI their last state wrestling tournament. Seattle Times wrestling scribe Mat Massey writes here about Mat Classic director Jim Meyerhoff and former director Shelly Thiel giving up their duties following this weekend’s tourney at the Tacoma Dome.

State Wrestling: Feature on four-timer Belleville

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Here is a story from Meg Wochnick of The Olympian on River Ridge wrestling coach Jimmy Belleville, who became a four-time state champion in 2009.

I remember seeing his name that season as a potential opponent for Klahowya’s Karl Neumann, who entered state with an undefeated record. Neumann ended up losing before his anticipated meeting with Belleville.

Five wrestlers, including North Kitsap’ Jake Velarde, have become four-times since Belleville pulled off the feat. Kingston’s Bobby Reece is seeking to become the 11th boys wrestler to go four-for-for this weekend.

State Wrestling: Returning state placers

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Here is a list of Kitsap wrestlers who placed last year at state and will go for more hardware later this week at Mat Classic.

Class 3A
Dylan Read, Bainbridge (7th)

Class 2A
Tyler Gale, Port Angeles (5th)
Isaiah Rodenhurst, Olympic (8th)
Ozzy Swagerty, Port Angeles (4th)
Brian Burchett, Klahowya (3rd)
Bobby Reece, Kingston (1st)
Tyler Grewell, North Mason (8th)
Aaron Dickson, Kingston (5th)
Kyle La Fritz, Port Angeles (5th)
Roberto Coronel, Port Angeles (7th)
Umu Timoteo, Olympic (8th)

Alison Johnson, Central Kitsap (7th)

Mat Classic brackets revealed

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

You can find them here.

Class 4A regional wrestling at CK on Saturday

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Central Kitsap is hosting Saturday’s Class 4A Region I wrestling tournament. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.

Traditionally, the top-four wrestlers at each of the state’s four regional tournaments advance to Mat Classic to form a 16-man bracket. This year, Region I and Region III gets an extra spot at state, meaning there will be a pig-tail match on Friday morning at state between the fifth-place finishers from those two region tournaments. Thanks to Central Kitsap assistant Bob Zornes for informing us.

Sounds like not too many wrestling coaches this year have been happy with the WIAA/district wrestling folks in regards to allocations. Coaches shouldn’t be finding out days before tournaments that they are only moving on three wrestlers instead of four.

Regional wrestling tournaments and local qualifiers

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Here is a list of the local wrestlers who’ll be competing this Saturday in various regional tournaments around the state.

Class 4A Regional
At Central Kitsap HS
Leagues: Narrows, WesCo
What’s at stake: Top 4 advance to state
Individual qualifiers
Central Kitsap: 113—Josh Criollos. 132—Mike Smith. 152—Calvin Fischer. 170—Kyle Stroble. 182—Bryce Denis. 220—Eric Ledesma. 285—Dominick Johnson.
South Kitsap: 113—Deion Anderson. 126—Brandon Forster. 138—Joel Sherman. 145—Adam Lutovsky, Lucas Pervinich. 152—Joseph Barnum. 160—Ridge Gilbertson. 195—Tristan Hartmann. 285—Liam O’Brien.


Postseason wrestling tournaments begin Friday

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

At last year’s Olympic League sub-regional wrestling tournament in Port Angeles, the Olympic Trojans edged the host Roughriders for the team title.
The tournament is back in Port Angeles again this season and the same two teams are expected to battle it out for first place.
Wrestling begins Friday at 5 p.m. Teams are back in action Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The championship round is scheduled to run from 4-6 p.m.
The top three finishers in each weight class advance to regionals at Hockinson High School in Vancouver on Feb. 15. That allocation number is being debated, according to Klahowya coach Jim Zimy.
On Wednesday, Zimny said Olympic League coaches were initially told the top four finishers at sub-regionals would advance, but learned Tuesday night they were losing one allocation to the five-team Greater St. Helens League, giving that league three regional entries.
Zimny said Olympic League coaches are appealing to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to try to see if pig-tail matches can be set up with the GSHL as a way to compete for the regional entry in question.
“We are pushing for it,” Zimny said.
South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are competing in the Narrows League tournament at Foss High School on Friday (starting at 4 p.m.) and Saturday (starting at 9 a.m.). The top three finishers advance to regionals at Central Kitsap High School on Feb. 15.
Bainbridge is going to Eastside Catholic High School for the Metro League tournament. Wrestling is Friday (starting at 3 p.m.) and Saturday (starting at 10 a.m.). The top five finishers advance to regionals at Nathan Hale High School on Feb. 15.
For girls wrestling, Central Kitsap and South Kitsap will be at Hoquiam High School on Saturday (9 a.m. start) and wrestlers from Olympic League schools will be at Auburn Mountainview on Saturday (9 a.m. start). Regional wrestling is at Steilacoom High School on Feb. 15.

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