High school wrestlers in Washington have begun to travel the road that could lead them to glory at the Tacoma Dome.
Camas and Washougal kicked off the journey with four finalists and two champions at their respective district tournaments Friday and Saturday.
Panthers Stephen Camden and Tyler Purkeypyle captured championship medals from the 2A sub-district tournament at Washougal High School. Matt Wilson and Rogelio Sanchez both settled for second place, and Wyatt Eakins, Jesse Reagen, Josh Economides and Matt Leifson all followed in third place.
Papermakers Bryant Elliot and Tyler Weiss stood on the top of the podium in the 3A district tournament at Hudson’s Bay High School. Marcus Hartman and Vince Huber grabbed second place, Tye Lommasson and Wesley Gilge took third place, and Tyler Markham and Bryan Murray finished in fourth place.
These eight wrestlers from Camas and Washougal will have an opportunity to wrestle for a spot in the Mat Classic Saturday. The Panthers are going to the 2A district tournament at Centralia High School, and the Papermakers head to the 3A bi-dsitrict tournament at Bonney Lake High School.