(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
You’d better be gearing up for a NE Washington-heavy Mat Classic…
Northeastern Washington continues to be jam-packed with state-ranked wrestlers. Chewelah is ranked No. 2 as a team in the 2B ranks and overall, the invidiual rankings from Washington Wrestling Report have a lot of local kids.
Tonasket is the leading team in the 2B ranks, but Chewelah is No. 2 after finishing third at state last season.
At 126 pounds, Springdale junior Matthew Hess is ranked No. 4 after placing sixth at state last year. At the same weight class, Selkirk’s Porter Carmen, a sophomore, is ranked No. 6
At 132 pounds, Chewelah Justyce Acosta is ranked No. 3. He is a junior that has placed third and seventh at state. Teammate Zeke Crockett is ranked No. 2 at 138 pounds after placing third last season. Zeke is just a sophomore.
Selkirk junior Bert Burnett is ranked No. 4 at 160 pounds after participating at state the past two years.
The big star for the Cougars is Kaden Krouse, a two time state champion and is ranked No. 1 at 182 pounds as a junior.
His teammate Jake Jeanneret is ranked No. 2 at 195 pounds after winning a title last year and placing 8th his sophomore year. At 220 pounds, the Undertaker Cole Davis is ranked No. 2 for the Cougars after placing 4th last year. He is a junior.
Springdale’s Nicholas Schurger is ranked No. 2 at 285 pounds after placing second, third and sixth at state.
Deer Park and Colville has a lot of ranked wrestlers heading into the final stages of the wrestling season.
At 120 pounds, Deer Park sophomore Nathan Gregory us ranked No. 1 after winning a state title last year. Colville’s Rueben Seeman is ranked No. 2 at 132 pounds after placing first last year.
Colville senior Dylan Sahota is ranked No. 10 at 138 pounds, while sophomore Takota Morrison is ranked No. 3 for Colville at 145 pounds after placing sixth at the Mat Classic last year.
At 152 pounds, Deer Park senior Max Leonard is ranked No. 10. Senior Matthew Jorgensen is ranked No. 2 at 160 pounds after placing three times at state for Deer Park.
At 182 pounds, Colville sophomore Tanner Goff is ranked No. 9. Colville senior Joey Allen is ranked No. 5 at 195 pounds.
Deer Park senior Jesse Overton is ranked No. 10 at 220 pounds, while senior Colton Joralemon is ranked No. 7 at 285 pounds.