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Mercer Island finishes third at Panther Invite | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team traveled to Bonney Lake High School last weekend for the annual Panther Invitational.

Mercer Island finished third as a team with 152.5 points. Kentridge finished in first with 173 and Bonney Lake was second.

Taylan Yuasa finished in second place in the 113 weight class, losing the championship by points in the finals match. In the 126 division, Luke Wilson was third overall, while Trevor Gullstad finished in sixth.

Jake Pruchno finished the 132 division in second place, losing by pin in the finals. Islander Scott Lee also wrestled in the 132 weight class.

In the 138 division, Mike Ong finished in sixth overall, while in the 145 division Luca Caruccio was seventh and Nick Richards also competed in the division.

Connor Gullstad finished in fifth place in the 152 weight class, while Jack Vassau was third overall in the 160 class. Chris Richards was fourth at 170, while teammate Tanner Ranz competed in the same division. Nick Chandler took third place in the 182 weight class, and in the 195 division Andy Picton was fourth overall. Ben O'Connell was sixth in the 285 group.

This Friday and Saturday, Mercer Island will travel to Bremerton to take part in the Hammerhead Invitational at Kitsap Pavilion. The event, one of the largest outside of the Mat Classic in February, will feature 36 teams from across the Puget Sound.

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