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February 17, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 11

“He was a good wrestler last year, but this year, he’s a great wrestler,” Boardman said of Smith, who hopes to join older brother, Morgan, as a state champion. “He’s gotten better with his body position and his work ethic. He put in the prep work in the offseason.

“It’s been a fun year to watch him grow and change.”

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February 10, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 10

“A lot of seniors kind of get freaked out, and say, ‘This is my last wrestling season and this is the last time I’ll ever wrestle,'” Small said. “Having this safety net is real confidence-booster, because no matter how my senior season ends, I still get to go be part of the best program in the nation.”

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February 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 9

“His Dad has the same growth pattern as a kid, and so did his brother,” Arlington coach Rick Iversen said. “His growth was a combination of gaining strength and growing about three inches. He put on a lot of strength.

“We expect him to win [state]. I always temper that by saying there are three great kids in the state at his weight. Last year, we knew he was in it to win it.”

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January 20, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 7

The Hornets took 10th at 3A state last season. The school has won four state titles in the wrestling, scoring back-to-back crowns on two occasions in 2008 and 2009 and 2011 and 2012.

Being ranked No. 1 doesn’t meaning anything yet, Eilers understands. He will find out how good the Hornets are at state on Feb. 21-22 in the Tacoma Dome.

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January 13, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 6

“I’ve always wanted to finish first at state, and that’s been my goal since my freshman year,” said McDaniel, who is off to a 19-3 start this season at both 160 and 170 pounds with wins over a pair of defending state champions. “It hasn’t worked out in the last couple years. It was disappointing to finish eighth last year, and it motivated me.

“I don’t want to feel that way again at the end of this year. It made me work harder.”

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January 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM

“Weighing In”: Prep wrestling blog — Week 5

“My goal is to win a state title, but also want to do well in the offseason after [school season],” said the 5-foot-2 Freitag, who took third at state in Greco Roman and fourth at state in freestyle at 113 last offseason. “I love wrestling and the people in it. I love the fact that it make me a harder worker.

“Wrestling carries over into my other work. I am used to working hard, and I enjoy it now.”

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