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Mat Classic: Day 2 updates from state wrestling

Here is a link to the various brackets on the WIAA website.

For West Sound, there are 24 wrestlers who made it through to the placing matches Saturday, but just four that made it through to the semifinals.

Here are a couple stories from Friday. West Sound wrestlers endured a rough first day at the Tacoma Dome. South Kitsap’s Brandon Forster talked about his loss to Lake Stevens’ Jake Douglas in a match that seemed more fitting for a semifinal or championship bout. But that’s not the way the bracket turned out.

Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer and Bremerton’s Cameron Dubos were two of four West Sound wrestlers to make it through to the semifinals.

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Mat Classic: Inside look at 2016 tournament

Mat Classic Schedule

Where: Tacoma Dome

Friday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); First session (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Second session (3:30 p.m.-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.)

Brackets: Link to WIAA site.

West Sound qualifiers

Class 4A

South Kitsap
106—Clayton Brooks (27-12). 113—Deion Anderson (33-6); Devin Gentz (23-6). 120—Ashton Schessler (29-10). 132—Sebastian Robles (33-4). 138—Brandon Forster (34-1). 152—Angelo Trujillo (31-9); Devonn Keyes (23-10). 160—Cole Craner (13-9). 170—JJ Leota (23-14). 195—Kenny Close (26-9).

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Bremerton, Klahowya hosting regional wrestling tournaments

Olympic League wrestlers won’t have to venture far to compete in the postseason this weekend.

On Saturday, Bremerton is hosting the Class 2A Region I tournament, while Klahowya is hosting the 1A Region I tournament. Both events begin at 10 a.m.

From the Narrows League, South Kitsap is at the 4A Region II tournament at Bellarmine Prep (Saturday, 10 a.m.) and Central Kitsap is at the 3A Region III tournament at North Thurston (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.).

Bainbridge joins the rest of the Metro League teams at the 3A Region II tournament at Chief Sealth (Saturday, 10 a.m.)

The top-four wrestlers in each weight class at the boys’ tournaments advance to Mat Classic next week.

Girl wrestlers from West Sound teams are competing at the Region II tournament at Yelm on Friday (5 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.). The top-five placers advance to Mat Classic.

Scoring change could give South Kitsap wrestling league title

South Kitsap’s wrestling team might have ended up winning the Narrows League 4A tournament title after all.

Following Saturday’s tournament at Foss High School in Tacoma, Yelm was awarded first place with 372 points, a half point ahead of runner-up South Kitsap (371.5).

South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos said Wednesday that tournament officials discovered a scoring error made in a match that South Kitsap senior Brandon Forster won by major decision 12-4 instead of 10-4 as was scored on the bout sheet. Instead of earning four points, Forster was only awarded three points. The additional point gives the Wolves their first league tournament title since 2012.

South Kitsap coach Chad Nass said the tournament manager will have to rescore the whole tournament to see if other mistakes were made.

“I don’t know if they’ll announce anything,” Nass said. “… but, yeah, we won.”

Nass wasn’t exactly sure what official steps could be taken. Since the bout sheet was signed, it could be official.

“In 20 years of wrestling, never seen a tournament decided by half point,” Nass said.

Wrestling Postseason: Tournament schedule

Postseason wrestling is just around the corner with league and sub-regional tournaments kicking off Friday and Saturday.

Here’s where West Sound’s wrestling teams will be competing.

South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are competing in the Narrows League 4A and 3A tournaments at Foss High School. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

Bainbridge will be at the Metro League (3A) tournament Friday (5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.) at Eastside Catholic High School. The top eight wrestlers advance to regionals.

The Olympic League 2A teams (Bremerton, Olympic, North Kitsap, Kingston, North Mason, Sequim and Port Angeles are at the sub-regional tournament at Olympic High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

Klahowya, Port Townsend and Chimacum are at the 1A sub-regional tournament at Vashon High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

For girls, Olympic League wrestlers compete at Decatur High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.) and Narrows League wrestlers compete at Auburn Riverside High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.). The top five wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

Latest Washington Wrestling Report rankings

Here are latest rankings from the Washington Wresting Report, which is the best place to find results, tournament information and various other information on high school wrestling in Washington.

There are two local wrestlers ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes. In Class 4A, South Kitsap’s Deion Anderson is ranked first at 120 pounds. In Class 3A, Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer is ranked first at 170 pounds.

There are several wrestlers ranked in the top 3 in Class 2A, including Bremerton’s Cameron Dubos and Olympic’s Logan Madison and Geordyn Shinard.

Wrestling: Gut Check Challenge coming to town

The Kitsap Sun Pavilion will host its third major high school wrestling tournament this season as the Gut Check Challenge comes to town.

The tournament features a Thursday freestyle competition (6 p.m.) between the Japanese Cultural Exchange team, a high school all-star team from British Columbia and two U.S. all-star teams. The U.S. teams will be represented by entrants into the two-day tournament, which is Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday (starting at 10 a.m.). The championship round is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. There will be over 50 teams in attendance, including Olympic, Central Kitsap, Port Angeles and Bremerton, which is serving as the host team for the event.

There are also college duals scheduled for Friday (9 a.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m.) between Washington, Washington State, Central Washington, Grays Harbor Community College and Warner Pacific (Ore.).

Entry fee (daily) is $10 for adults, $8 for students with ASB card, $6 for senior citizens.

This is the third year for the Gut Check Challenge, which was held at Olympia High School two years ago and Evergreen State University last year. The tournament is sponsored by the Washington State Wrestling Foundation. WSWF director Phil Pine said the foundation’s goal is to promote and raise money for college wrestling in the state. There are only two athletic department-funded college programs in the state (Grays Harbor CC and Highline College) plus five college club teams (Central Washington, Eastern Washington, Western Washington, Washington and Washington State).

In December, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion hosted the Olympic Duals and HammerHead Invitational tournaments.