C-W wrestlers medal at state Mat Classic

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Ten local wrestlers earned medals at Mat Classic XXXIII state wrestling competition, held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at the Tacoma Dome..

Washougal High School senior Caleb Davis won his first two matches in the 2A 113-pound weight bracket, but lost to Quintin Harding of Orting in the semifinals. Davis rebounded to win a consolation semifinal match, then defeated Michael Hatton of Aberdeen in the third-place contest.

The Panthers’ Henry Jones, in the 220-pound division, followed a similar pattern, winning his first two matches before losing to Bryson Lamb, of Squalicum, in the semifinals, then claiming a victory in a consolation semifinal, then dispatched Josue Solario of Othello to earn a third-place medal.

Washougal sophomore Brody Davis (106, seventh place), senior Lucas Golphenee (120, fifth place) and junior Ryan Langston (sixth place) also brought home medals. The Panthers’ Grady Lieziert (132), Blake Mattern (145) and Fischer Lees (182) all lost both of their matches and were eliminated on the first day of competition.

In the 4A tournament, Camas HIgh School senior Devin Padilla won three straight consolation matches after losing his first contest, then lost a consolidation semifinal and the fifth-place match to finish sixth in the 138-pound weight bracket.

Camas senior Andrew Weber (152) and sophomore Elliot Scott (195) finished in eighth place in their respective divisions, and senior Andrew Shaneen took eighth place at 285 pounds for the Papermakers.

In the girls’ tournament, Washougal senior Lacey Klopman placed fourth in the girls 170-pound division, rebounding from a quarterfinal loss to post three straight consolation victories before falling in the third-place match to Jalia Williams of White River.

Washougal’s Lilian Mucha (135) and Camas’ Reagan Fallon-Small (125) each won a consolation match but didn’t place, while the Papermakers’ Ava Weatherl (115) lost her two matches.

Camas senior Madelyn Mazemke won her first-round contest over Laney Flores of Mount Vernon, but lost her next match to fall into the consolation bracket, where she won her next two matches before falling to Ephrata’s Kadie McMullen.