Saturday, February 18, 2012

Oh, yes they did . . .

Our boys won the state wrestling championship in spectacular fashion over the last two days.  It proved to be what was expected, a two team race between our Bears and Mead HS with the Bears prevailing in Mat Classic XXIV, 190 to 168.5.  This is my favorite single high school sporting event of the year.  Congratulations to the boys and to coaches Feist, Higa, Kitchen, Burnham, and Sherriff for bringing the trophy to Tahoma.

We took fifteen wrestlers to the tournament and ten of them placed in the top 8.  Below, are the names of the boys representing our high school and the place they took.  We had two state champions Joey Palmer and Aaron Davis with Davis pinning his way through the tournament.  It was AWESOME to watch.

106 Todd Link (8)
113 Sam Schuessler
113 Tim Whitehead (2)
120 Cruz Velasquez (4)
126 Jesse Vaughn 2nd
126 Steve Hopkins (2)
132 Gabe Boynay (4)
132 Joey Palmer (1)
145 Tanner Mjelde (5)
152 Dan Haniger
170 Garret Autry (3)
182 Austin Perry
195 Matt Hopkins (4)
220 Aaron Davis (1)
285 Ed Torres

See more pictures and quotes from the wrestlers on this Maple Valley Reporter site.

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