I’m at the Tacoma Dome for Mat Classic XXII, where quarterfinal matches will begin in a few minutes.
University of Spokane is the 4A leader with 35.5 points after an outstanding opening round with all 10 qualifiers winning their openers. Tahoma is second with 21.5 points and Auburn third with 20.
Lake Stevens, the three-time defending champions, got off to a rough start (13 points) with only four out of eight wrestlers advancing in the winner’s bracket (the Vikings got an extra qualifier at 215 when freshman Brandon Johnson was added as an alternate).
In 3A, Enumclaw started strong to take an early lead over Yelm, 31-24.5. Nine of 11 Enumclaw wrestlers won their opening matches — six of them by pin.
I’ll be back with updates.