TACOMA — A total of 17 Twin Harbors wrestlers stood atop the medal stand as the conclusion of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Mat Classic XXXI on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
The closest competitor to come to a state title was Aberdeen’s Tatum Heikkila, who advanced to the championship match of the Girls 190-pound final, but lost the final when the sophomore was pinned by Kent-Meridian’s Ofa He Lotu Tuifua at 2:37.
Heikkila’s teammates — Savannah Chandler and Ciera Skelly — also medalled (top eight) at the state tournament to help the Bobcats girls to a seventh place team finish, tops for any Twin Harbors area team.
The only other grappler to earn a state top three spot in their respective weight class was Montesano’s Kai Olson. The Bulldogs senior lost a 9-6 decision in the state quarterfinals to Lakeside’s Akio Yamada, but rebounded to advance through the consolation bracket and earn third place in state with a 4-2 decision over Castle Rock’s Peyton Watts.
A total of four Montesano wrestlers earned a state medal during the two-day tournament, with Andy Fry (106, 7th), Aaron Lano (120, 8th) and Kenny Koonrad (285, 7th) joining Olson.
The Bulldogs finished with a total of 103 points to place eighth in the 1A section.
Five local athletes placed fifth in their respective classes, including two Raymond grapplers.
The Seagulls’ Jack Jordan (2B/1B, 170 pounds) and Tristan Hamlin (2B/1B, 138) placed fifth to assist the Seagulls to 53 team points, good for 17th place in the state in the 2B/1B division.
Other area wrestlers to earn fifth place in state were Aberdeen’s Jeremy Roberts (2A, 113), North Beach’s Garrett Armbruster (2B/1B, 126) and South Bend’s Chase Flynn (2B/1B) 195).
Results for all Twin Harbors athletes that medalled in the state tournament are listed below.
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2A Girls — 7. Aberdeen, 75
2A — 31. Aberdeen, 36
1A — 8. Montesano, 103 pts; 30. Hoquiam, 38.5; 31. Elma 35
1B/2B — 17. Raymond, 53; 27. North Beach, 22
2A Girls 135 — 8. Ciera Skelly, Aberdeen
7th/8th Place Match: Jalia Williams (White River) over Ciera Skelly (Aberdeen), Fall 0:29.
2A Girls 140 — 7. Savannah Chandler, Aberdeen
7th/8th Place Match: Savannah Chandler (Aberdeen) over Shannon Workinger (Quincy), Decision 5-3.
2A Girls 190 pounds — 2. Tatum Heikkila, Aberdeen
Title Match: Ofa He Lotu Tuifua (Kent Meridian) over Tatum Heikkila (Aberdeen), Fall 2:37.
2A 113 — 5. Jeremy Roberts, Aberdeen
5th/6th Place Match: Jeremy Roberts (Aberdeen ) over Gabriel Smith (Pullman) Injury 2:48.
1A 106 — 7. Andy Fry, Montesano
7th/8th Place Match — Andy Fry (Montesano) over Cameron Johnson (Klahowya), Major Decision 8-0
1A 120 — 8. Aaron Lano of Montesano
7th/8th Place Match: Jake Weakley (Forks) over Aaron Lano (Montesano), Dec. 9-6.
1A 145 — 7. Antonio Garcia, Hoquiam
7th/8th Place Match: Antonio Garcia (Hoquiam) over Gabriel Westergard (Highland), Fall 2:35.
1A 160 — 6. Brady Cummings, Hoquiam
5th/6th Place Match: Gabe Petrick (Port Townsend) over Brady Cummings (Hoquiam), Fall 0:13.
1A 195 — 3. Kai Olson, Montesano
3rd/4th Place Match: Kai Olson (Montesano) over Peyton Watts (Castle Rock), Dec. 4-2.
1A 285 — 7. Kenny Koonrad, Montesano; 8. Alejandro Hernandez, Elma
7th/8th Place Match: Kenny Koonrad (Montesano) over Alejandro Hernandez (Elma), Fall 0:51.
1B/2B 126 — 5. Garrett Armbruster, North Beach
5th/6th Place Match: Garrett Armbruster (North Beach) over Wyatt Crowley (Kittitas), Fall 2:02.
1B/2B 138 — 5th Place – Tristan Hamlin of Raymond
6th Place – Joseph Monchack of Darrington
5th Place Match: Tristan Hamlin (Raymond) 3-2, Sr. over Joseph Monchack (Darrington) 3-3, Jr. (Dec 8-4)
1B/2B 170 — 5. Jack Jordan, Raymond
5th/6th Place Match: Jack Jordan (Raymond) over Paul Jones (Kittitas), MD 13-3.
1B/2B 195 — 5. Chase Flynn, South Bend
5th/6th Place Match: Chase Flynn (South Bend) over Jimmy Merriott (Reardan), Fall 2:30.
1B/2B 220 — 6. Tucker Deranleau, Ocosta
5th/6th Place Match: Arthur Olinger (Kalama) over Tucker Deranleau (Ocosta) ,Inj. 0:00.
1B/2B 285 — 6. Christian Anderson, Raymond
5th/6th Place Match: Terrance Saulque (Lake Roosevelt) over Christian Anderson (Raymond), Fall 1:50.