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Auburn Mountainview sends 6 grapplers, 2 alternates to Mat Classic

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Auburn Mountainview's Joey Santos in action.
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Auburn Mountainview is sending six wrestlers and two alternates to this weekend's Washington State Mat Classic XXVI 3A Wresting Championships.

The Lions snagged two second-place finishes at last weekend's 3A regional competition at Bonney Lake. Senior 285-pounder Dakota Weir earned his second trip to state, and 220-pound sophomore Antonio Corea punched his ticket to Mat Classic for the first time.

Corea takes on Bellevue junior Alec Palander at 1:20 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome, and Weir gets started against Kennedy Catholic sophomore Eddie Benge at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Also earning state berths for Auburn Mountainview is 120-pound freshman Brahm Trujillo, who was third at regionals. He takes on Everett's Bryan Sanchez in the first round at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Junior Dylan Foley was third at 126 pounds at regionals. He draws Stanwood senior Jacob Cole for his first-round opponent at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

Sophomore 138-pounder Joey Santos, third at regionals, kicks off his state tourney with an 11:30 a.m. match Friday against Shadle Park senior Conner Kerr.

Junior David Boone finished fourth at the regional 152-pound division and wrestles Hudson's Bay senior Gunnar Metzgar in the first round at Mat Classic.

Yahya Mitzraei, 132 pounds, and Andrew Pellow, 285, earned alternate berths at state.

Mat Classic XXVI gets under way at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome and continues Saturday.

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