For the Reporter
Yusef Nelson and William Russell captured weight class title as Auburn Riverside finished second at a regional wrestling tournament at Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens on Saturday.
Lake Stevens ran off with the regional title with 310.5 points, followed by Auburn Riverside (172), Enumclaw (106) and Auburn Mountainview (95.5).
Top finishers in each weight class earned berths to this weekend’s Mat Classic, the 4A state championships, at the Tacoma Dome.
Nelson pinned Lake Stevens’ Markus Johnson in 2 minutes, 37 seconds to claim the 113-pound title. Russell won the 220-pound title by injury default over Kamiak’s Drew Kindle.
In 152-pound final, Mariner’s Joshua Giron posted a 7-2 decision over the Ravens’ Arthur Troncoso.
The Ravens got thirds from Mikah Fathers (120), Peyton Scheschy (152), Kenny Miller (160), Jonathon Richards (170) and Trendae Umi-Tuato`o (285) and fourths from Jacob Oaks (160) and Sam Onichchenko (182).
For Auburn Mountainview, Mahlik Walker (126) and Russell Hanson (138) claimed titles.
Walker downed Lake Stevens’ Clayton Brush by a 6-3 decision. Hanson took a 2-0 decision against Lake Stevens’ Talon Tate.
Marco Galeano (106) and Jabril Muhammad (126) were third. Noah Koester was fourth at 132.
For Auburn, Cole Washburn delivered a 7-5 decision against Lake Stevens’ Isaac Gust for the 170-pound title. Austin Riehl defeated Glacier Peak’s Josh Erling 12-6 for the 195-pound crown.
Gabe Sena was fourth at 138 for the Trojans.