Five Camas Papermakers and two Washougal Panthers will have the opportunity to wrestle for a state medal Friday and Saturday, at Mat Classic XXIV inside the Tacoma Dome.
Tyler Weiss settled for second place at 132 pounds in the 3A regional tournament last weekend at Bonney Lake High School. Weiss looked good in victories over David Boone of Auburn Mountainview and David Griffith of Capital, but Dillon Harris of Yelm got the best of him in the finals by the score of 2-0.
“It was a great match for Tyler against the number-one ranked wrestler in the state,” said Camas head coach Glenn Hartman. “He only gave up one take down and hung with that guy the whole time. He was really disappointed, but I think he learned a lot from that loss.
“If Tyler can find his comfort zone and wrestle the best that he can, he can make it to the finals,” Hartman added. “He’s such a good guy and a hard worker, and we’re really going to miss him. I know he wants to have a good weekend, and we’re going to do everything we can make sure he’s ready.”
Camas sophomore Taryn Lommasson also finished second in the 106-pound bracket of the girls region three tournament Saturday, at Castle Rock High School. She defeated Maritza Bravo of Centralia 9-0 and Tristen Williams of Forks 14-6, but lost to defending state champion Rachel Archer of Winlock in the finals.