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February 21, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Lake Stevens, Enumclaw pin down titles

It’s the calm before the storm here at Mat Classic XXI at the Tacoma Dome.

They’re playing some light music from the late 1960s, but heavy-duty wrestling action resumes at 3 p.m. with consolation matches, followed by the championship bouts at 5:15 p.m.

If you’ve never been to this event, you’re missing out. But it’s not to late to get down here.

Lake Stevens (4A) and Enumclaw (3A) have taken the mystery out of the team races. Both have insurmountable leads. This is the third straight, and seventh overall, for the Vikings, who have four wrestlers in the finals — Josh Heinzer (112), Jack Stilwell (119), Sean Anderson (125) and George King (152). Six others will take home consolation medals.

Snohomish is a distant second in the 4A standings (90.5), but there still is a race for the next two trophies between Auburn (78), Tahoma (74), Moses Lake (73) and Rogers of Puyallup (71.5). Auburn’s Jake Swartz (189) goes for his third straight title tonight. Tahoma has three in the finals, led by returning champ Nick Bayer (171). He is joined by teammates Tyler Lamb (135) and John Buban (145).

Decatur heavyweight Tevyn Tillman has a chance to repeat and teammate Darren Faber is a finalist, too (but he faces Swartz).

Snohomish could have twin titlists in Sam Ottow (130) and Stefan St. Marie (135). Both were second last season. Arlington also has a pair in the finals — Chris Myers (160)and Bryan Dickerson (285).

In 3A, Enumclaw has a lock on a second team title with a 159-127 lead over Yelm. Four Hornets go for crowns tonight, led by defending champs Sam Bauer (125) and Jason Gray (140). Connor Eldor (160) and Brad McCutchen (215) join the party for Enumclaw. McCutchen faces Alex Bird from Everett. Mount Si has a finalist in Ryan Ransavage (285).

Sedro-Woolley is the girls champion, already with a 99.5-64 lead over Kelso. There are a slew of local girls in the finals: Jomae Alewin (Lake Stevens, 103), Sylvie Shiosaki (Vashon, 119), Jocie Weinberger (Federal Way, 125), Alexis Willcher (Skyline 140), Jolene Crook-Meyers (Kentwood, 140), Antonia Navejas (Kentwood, 152) and Chantelle Bailey (Enumclaw, 171).

Come on and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

Woodinville’s Kyle Komata (125) and Lake Washington’s Grant Haschak (215) are still in the title hunt. Other locals in the 4A finals are Ruben Navejas (Kentwood, 103), Trevor Mills (Beamer, 130), Cody Quinn (Kentwood, 140)

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