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Island wrestlers compete at 26th Mat Classic
Six Mercer Island wrestlers competed in the 26th annual Mat Classic state tournament Feb. 21 and 22 at the Tacoma Dome.
As a team, Mercer Island placed 20th overall with a score of 32. North Central had the top team score with 108.5.
Evan Condon (195) earned a pin against Oak Harbor’s Jacob Dugin before losing by decision to Hanford’s Will Bishop. Condon won his next four matches to take third place in the 195 division.
Taylan Yuasa (113) earned a pin against Timberline’s Miles Hart and won by decision over Kamiakin’s Tyler Almaguer in his first two matches before injuring his knee and losing by injury default to Sunnyside’s Jesse Torres. Having to forfeit his third-place and fifth-place matches, Yuasa finished in sixth place in the 113 division.
Also competing for Mercer Island were junior Luke Wilson in the 126 division, junior Trevor Gullstad and senior Jake Pruchno in the 132 weight class and senior Tanner Ranz in the 182 division.