Mat Classic to feature 82 wrestlers from Clark County

Three defending state champions from the region are in the brackets

It is championship week.

State championship week.

Or, in this state, for this sport, two powerful words: Mat Classic.

Once again, Washington will celebrate the sport with the best of the best from all classifications, under one roof. 

Or dome, if you prefer.

The Tacoma Dome will host Mat Classic XXXII on Friday and Saturday, and Clark County will have 82 wrestlers representing their schools, this region. 

Washougal has the most qualified. The Panthers got 10 to the Class 2A boys state tournament, and six to the girls bracket. 

(In Washington, there are six wrestling classifications: 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, and 2B/1B for boys, and Girls all compete in one class.)

Union has the most boys in Class 4A, with seven qualifiers. Camas has six boys going to the dome.

Prairie has the most boys in 3A with eight. 

And leading the region in 1A is La Center, with six wrestlers on to state.

Below is the list of all 82 wrestlers from Clark County school, along with notes for those ranked in the top four as well as defending state champions. Rankings are from the Washington Wrestling Report. The Class 4A rankings were posted Sunday. All others rankings are prior to the regional tournaments. 

CLASS 4A

CAMAS (7):

106: Craig Porter

126: Devin Padilla

160: Gideon Malychewski (Won state at 170 last year; ranked second in Class 4A at 160 this season)

170: Dominic Fujihara

195: Jacques Badolato-Birdsell (Ranked No. 4 in 4A)

220: Colby Stoller (Ranked No. 3 in 4A)

Girls 190: Autumn Aho

HERITAGE (2):

113: Israel Gonzalez

160: Alex Newberry

SKYVIEW (2):

Girls 155: Jordan Mann

Girls 235: Jaelyn Sayler

UNION (10):

106: Spencer Needham

120: Dylan Jimenez

126: Ryan Esperto

138: Andres Nicacio

145: Calvin Bahl

170: Kyle Brosius (Ranked No. 1 in 4A this season)

220: Levi Harms (Ranked No. 2 in 4A)

Girls 120: Alejandra Ayers

Girls 125: Riley Aamold (Ranked No. 3)

Girls 155: Nevaeh Cassidy (Ranked No. 3)

CLASS 3A

EVERGREEN (2):

145: Denny Roa (Ranked No. 2 in 3A)

160: Brayden Franklin

FORT VANCOUVER (1):

220: Bryant Coronel

HUDSON’S BAY (4):

160: Camden Courtney

195: Malek Mabrouk

195: Hayden DeGrandpre 

Girls 135: Allison Blaine (Two-time defending state champion; ranked No. 1)

MOUNTAIN VIEW (5):

113: Hunter Brown

126: Edward Jones

132: Noah Messman (Ranked No. 1 in 3A)

182: V.A. Ili (Ranked No. 4 in 3A)

Girls 170: Katelyn Cera

PRAIRIE (9):

106: Malachi Wallway

120: Noah Larsen

120: Lucas Lyle

126: James Daniels

138: Jason Wilcox (Ranked No. 2 in 3A)

170: Benjamin Matson (Ranked No. 4 in 3A)

182: Easton Lane

285: Brody Schlaefli (Ranked No. 4 in 3A)

Girls 235: Regan Schaefli

CLASS 2A

COLUMBIA RIVER (2):

132: Adam Deeney

170: Atticus Kurtz

HOCKINSON (2):

120: Colton Record

182: Cody Wheeler

RIDGEFIELD (6):

106: Justin Wilkins

145: Cohen Hutchinson

152: Cyle Workman

285: Matthew Kinswa

Girls 105: Uruwa Abe

Girls 110: Tyla Engrstrom

WASHOUGAL (16):

113: Luke Golphenee

120: Blake Mattern

126: Cole Pass

145: Aiden Kestner

152: Scott Lees (Ranked No. 2 in 2A)

160: Gus Shelley

170: Hayden Jones

182: Korben Modoc

195: Henry Jones

220: Bryce Williams

Girls 120: Aleksi Donahue

Girls 125: Melina Aguilar 

Girls 130: Josalyn Ortiz

Girls 135: Ashley Garrison

Allison Blaine of Hudson’s Bay will be looking for her third consecutive state title later this week at Mat Classic. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Allison Blaine of Hudson’s Bay will be looking for her third consecutive state title later this week at Mat Classic. Photo by Jacob Granneman

Girls 145: Lacey Klopman

Girls 195: Vanessa Brooks

WOODLAND (4):

106: Gaige Pilot

106: Mason Rikard

113: Judeah Sanders

120: Josiah Sanders

CLASS 1A

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN (1):

195: Tayler Shega (Ranked No. 4 in 1A)

LA CENTER (6):

106: Aidan Watson

132: Mitch France

138: Hunter Mallicoat

152: Austin Mattson

195: Clay Roberts

220: Miles Bacon

SETON CATHOLIC (3):

120: Paulo Vidales

145: Elijah Volk

152: CJ Hamblin (Defending state champion; ranked No. 1 in 1A)

C.J. Hamblin of Seton Catholic, shown here earlier this season at the Clark County Championships, is hoping to repeat as a Class 1A state wrestling champion at Mat Classic later this week. Photo by Jacob Granneman
C.J. Hamblin of Seton Catholic, shown here earlier this season at the Clark County Championships, is hoping to repeat as a Class 1A state wrestling champion at Mat Classic later this week. Photo by Jacob Granneman


About The Author

Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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