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).

The contenders: South Kitsap has some of the toughest potential first-day matchups of any West Sound team. Brandon Forster is likely to see Lake Stevens’ Jake Douglas in the quarterfinals. Douglas is ranked No. 1 at 138 pounds according to Washington Wrestling Report. Forster is fourth. Douglas took an injury default to finish second at regionals, but isn’t injured. He allowed one of his teammates to take first in order to gain a better seed at state. Decatur’s Leviticus Arizpe (No. 2) is also on Forster’s side of the bracket, so getting to the finals won’t be an easy task. … In the quarterfinals, the Wolves could also see 113-pounder Deion Anderson (No. 3 rank) face Mountain View’s Will Taisacan (No. 2 rank) and 138-pounder Sebastian Robles (No. 6 rank) face two-time state runner-up Cooper McCullough (No. 2 rank) from Moses Lake.

Class 3A

Bainbridge
160—Aaron Jumpa (27-5). 170—Hague Bush (21-7).

Central Kitsap
126—Carsten Wheeler (14-4). 160—Seth Earl (25-11). 170—Calvin Fischer (32-2).

The contenders: Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer, who is ranked No. 2 at 170 pounds, doesn’t appear to have any major road blocks heading into the finals. Fischer, who placed fourth last year, and Arlington’s Ruben Crew (No. 1 rank) are on opposite sides of the brackets and are the only wrestlers at 170 who placed last season. Fischer is one of West Sound’s best hopes for a state title.

Class 2A

Bremerton
120—Connor Eals (27-15). 145—Cameron Dubos (40-5); Cobey Vetch (28-13). 195—Cole Bonagofski (24-12).

Kingston
126—Josh Bayne. 145—George Wedig. 195—Dawson Johnson.

North Mason
106—Colton Harmon (35-8). 285—Nico Ramirez (38-3).

Olympic
113—Alec Acfalle (30-14); Kaylomb Parrish (21-12). 120—Tre Toledo (27-14). 132—Melvin Santos (30-14). 138—Jayden Fernandez (26-9). 152—Kyle Ignacio (25-13). 160—Logan Madison (37-7). 170—Kelvin Naputi (29-13); Bryce Chipley (13-11).

Port Angeles
113—Tyler Gale (39-2). 126—Ben Basden (37-5). 138—Morgan Mower (32-11).

Sequim
132—Craig Baker (31-14). 160—Kevyn Ward (31-11). 182—Adrian Klarich (29-14). 220—Michael Latimer (25-12).

The contenders: Bremerton’s Cameron Dubos made the finals last season and is hoping to add a title at 145 pounds. The senior is ranked No. 2 behind Orting’s Ben Gore, who placed first in 2014 and third last season. Don’t be surprised if these two battle it out in the finals on Saturday. … Olympic’s Logan Madison (No. 3 rank) is a contender at 160, but has Orting’s Brandon Rodarte (No. 4) likely waiting for him in the quarterfinals and could see Selah’s Aaron Pimentel (No. 2) in the semis. … At 113 pounds, Port Angeles’ Tyler Gale is a three-time state placer who is ranked No. 2 behind Orting’s Alex Cruz, a defending state champion.

Class 1A

Klahowya
106—Hayden Steele. 113—Mason Clark. 120—Dallin Stafford. 126—Karsten Jensen. 132—Brycen Trask. 152—Gabe Wallis. 182—Benji Hamilton. 195—Tyler Vandergriff. 285—Chris Greene.

Port Townsend
220—Cody McClain (18-6).

The contenders: Klahowya’s Gabe Wallis is ranked No. 3 at 152 pounds, but is one of six returning state placers in his weight class. He’s line up to face top-ranked Austin Cain of Montesano in the quarterfinals.

Girls
100—Rachel Longridge (Bainbridge, 7-4). 110—Kiara Pierson (Sequim, 26-8). 115—Haley Michaelson (Bremerton, 16-5). 120—Alex More (Kingston). 140—Chloe Rogers (Port Townsend, 32-2); Alma Mendoza (Sequim, 28-7)

The contenders: Port Townsend’s Chloe Rogers is ranked No. 2 at 140 pounds, and the other four wrestlers ranked in the top-five in her class are on the opposite side of the bracket.

Note: Klahowya, Kingston records not provided

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