The Marysville Premier wrestling tournament is Saturday at Jim Linden Fieldhouse. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., with semifinals scheduled for noon and finals likely to go from approximately 3-5 p.m. according to M-P coach Craig Iversen.
Snohomish defeated Moses Lake 225-178 last year to win the team title. Both teams are back, and both appeared in the Jan. 8 4A rankings at WashingtonWrestlingReport.com: Chiefs (10th) and Panthers (12th).
Moses Lake has three of the state’s top-ranked wrestlers regardless of classification: freshman Beau Gleed (eighth at 103 pounds) and juniors Brian Chamberlain (ninth at 215) and Kabe Fluaitt (fifth at 285). Seniors Micah Morrill (second at 160), who was the third-place finisher at state at 152 pounds last year, and Luke Perry (ninth at 145) lead Snohomish.
Other ranked teams on hand will be Omak (fifth in 1A), Burlington (sixth in 2A), Darrington (seventh in 2B), Glacier Peak (12th in 3A), and Inglemoor (19th in 4A). Eastlake, Eastmont, Granite Falls, LaConner, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Mariner, M-P, O’Dea, and Wenatchee round out the list of schools.
“We have some heavy hitters,” said Iversen, whose team is 13-1 overall and 4-1 in league.
Top individuals include Glacier Peak senior Joseph Bratz (third at 103), Inglemoor seniors Jake Lowe (seventh at 171) and senior Travis Bogard (fourth at 285) and Wenatchee seniors Hilario Farias (10th at 140) and Lucas Sealby (sixth at 215).