Four wrestlers from Mason County competed at the 2018 State Wrestling Championships in the Tacoma Dome.Friday and Saturday with a Highclimber placing at Mat Classic XXX.
Shelton’s Quinn Lacy took 3rd in the State in the girls’ tournament at 170 pounds. The Lady Highclimber beat Granite Falls’ Karrah Smith 6 to 2 to place 3rd for the second year in a row.
In her other bouts at State, Lacy beat Mabton’s Reyna Huecias in overtime 5 to 4 for her first win then knocked off Jada Tervin from Mt. Baker 3 to 1 before falling to Kentwood’s Sabrina Perez (with a fall at 3:50) in the semifinals. In the consolation bracket, Quinn shut out Tanya Simora from Puyallup 4-0 to advance to the trophy round.
In the boys’ Class 3A Championships, Shelton’s Ammon Anderson had three bouts at 195 pounds.In the opening round, the ‘Climber fell to Southridge’s Eric Stayrook (by fall at 2:44). In the second round, Anderson pinned Jason Emm from Rainier Beach (at 1:42) before a heartbreaking 6-5 decision to Bainbridge Island’s Jazz Sherrod knocked him out of contention.
In the boys’ Class 2A Championships, North Mason’s Miguel Gaspar-Hernandez had three bouts at 126 pounds. The Bulldog lost to Dylan Straley from Cheney (10-0) in the first round before beating Washougal’s Cole Pass (11-3) in his second bout. A 5-3 loss to Osman Castaneda from Highline knocked Gaspar-Hernandez out of contention.
North Mason’s Wylie Rice lost his two bouts at 285 pounds. The Bulldog lost to Cy Hick from Tumwater and then fell to Ephrata’s Efrain Bedolla.