We are at the first break here at the Tacoma Dome and the Mid-Columbia has a vast amount of wrestlers moving into the quarterfinals later today.
Kamiakin has the early lead in the 3A team scores with 34.5 points, while Southridge is eighth with 19.
In the 4A, Chiawana is sixth in the team race with 17 points. Tahoma leads with 31 points.
Kamiakin siblings Zach and Asia Borisch each advanced, as did teammates Tanner Bushman (113), Jesus Ramos (126), Joey Chavez (132), Rece Quintana (138), Liam Walker (145), Cyle DeLeon (152), Sione Halo (160) and Luke Eskelsen (195).
Asia Borisch, a No. 4 seed, pinned No. 1 seed Marissa Montano of Union in 1:57.
Southridge had five guys move forward — Xavier Velasco (126), Ryan Nett (138), Derrick Gillespie (145), Zayid Al-Ghani (170), Taylor Ambrose (220) and Yuriy Slutskiy (285).
Joining Pasco’s Isaiah Gonzalez in the quarterfinals is Avery Burrows (170).
Kennewick’s Emilio Ramos advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3 victory over Noah Saenz of Ferndale.
Chiawana had three of their Fab 4 freshmen move into the quarterfinals. Robby Vaughn (106), Rey Aranda (132) and Tyson Stover (138) advanced, while Riley Cissne lost his match.
Senior Clayton Silvers moved into the quarter finals with a 2:51 pin of Cameron Cruz of Decatur.
Richland’s Isaac Lovato lost his opening match 4-3 to Daiman Vasquez of Moses Lake.
Othello moved Collin Freeman (152) and Reese Jones (170) forward in the 2A division.
Kiona-Benton’s Jaron Gunter (120) advanced with an 11-2 win over Moses Kilpatrick of Vashon Island. He is joined in the quarters by Keaton Covington (106), Angel Del Angel (113), Flavio Sandoval (138) and Anthony Llernas (285).
Warden advanced six of their seven boys to the quarterfinals. while Royal had two and Connell three.
Hanford’s Libby Graham moved forward, but teammate Taylor Robbins did not.
Pasco’s Natalie Hall lost a 2-0 match to Alma Mendoza in her opener.
Early updates from Mat Classic in Tacoma.
Within the first 30 minutes of action, Chiawana wrestlers went 2-1 with wins from Nate Bengen (126) and Robby Vaughn (106).
Kamiakin’s Austin Almaguer (120) put on a powerful display in his opening match, as did Pasco’s Isaiah Gonzalez (113).
Gonzalez wasted no time in setting the tone of his match with Evan Janson of Curtis. He had Janson on the mat in 28 seconds, and led 5-0 at the end of the first round.
With both men starting up in the second, Gonzalez once again took Janson down and scored a three-point near fall for a 10-0 lead. Gonzalez won 13-0 as Janson could not escape the grasp of the Pasco freshman.
Almaguer got a quick takedown to start his match with Riley Wynn of Peninsula, and recorded two-point and three-point near falls for a 7-0 lead at the end of the first round.
Wynn started the second round in the down position, but could not escape. Almaguer piled up more back points for a 12-0 lead.
Almaguer chose the down position to start the third. A quick reversal and a two-point near fall ended the match in a 16-0 technical fall.
Vaughn got caught in a takedown early in his match with Roberto Alvarez of Kentlake, but in the end, needed just 1 minute, 6 seconds for a pin.
Bengen pinned Ian Tsang of Woodinville in 1:10 to move into the quarterfinals, but teammate Morgan McFee wasn’t as fortunate, falling to 4-2 to South Kitsap senior Ashton Schessler at 113 pounds.
At the 2A level Grandview’s Cesar Galvan suffered a 16-0 loss to Parker McBride of Cedar Crest.
In the girls 100-pound class, Grandview’s Maria Reyes posted a 16-8 win over Amanda Henderson of Federal Way.