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
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
Here is a link to the
various brackets on the WIAA website.
Use the hashtag #matclassic on Twitter to keep up with the
Here’s how our West Sound wrestlers did on the first day. In
total, there are 24 wrestlers who made it through to the placing
matches Saturday, but just four that made it through to the
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
West Sound qualifiers
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).
Here is a link to check
out the brackets for Mat Classic, which begins Friday at the Tacoma
On Tuesday, I’ll take a look at some of the more interesting
matchups on Day 1.
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.
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
South Kitsap coach Chad Nass said the tournament manager will
have to rescore the whole tournament to see if other mistakes were
“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.
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
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.
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
The 34th annual Island Invitational wrestling tournament is set
for Saturday at Bainbridge High.
The 12-team competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Local teams include
Kingston, Klahowya, North Kitsap, North Mason and Sequim.
North Mason is the defending champions. Klahowya was second last
The Kitsap Sun Pavilion will host its third major high school
wrestling tournament this season as the Gut Check Challenge comes
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
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
In December, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion hosted the Olympic Duals
and HammerHead Invitational tournaments.