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Kittitas wrestling places second in Coyote Classic tournament

January 23, 2017

KITTITAS — The Kittitas High School wrestling team performed well in the Coyote Classic tournament Saturday finishing second overall out of 17 teams.

The Coyotes finished with 155.5 points behind first-place Selah who ended the day with 172 points.

“A solid performance by the entire Coyote squad had us chasing Selah for the team title all afternoon, but their depth was able to hold us off down the stretch,” said Kittitas coach Marc Eylar.

Kittitas had eight individual placers and four first-place finishes including Duwayne Magruder in the 126-pound division, Ben Weber in the 152-pound division, Hunter Wallace in the 170-pound division, Luke Peebles in the 182-pound division and Jerome Lael in the 195-pound division.

Other placers included Nathan Edgar finishing second in the 132-pound division, Tommy Ott finishing second in the 145-pound division and Jade Mullenary finishing fourth in the 170-pound division.

“(This) was probably some of the best wrestling of the year, which bodies well for our guys going into postseason,” Eylar said.

Other local results from the Coyote Classic included the Cle Elum-Roslyn wrestling team finishing third overall with eight individual placers.

Joey Moen finished second in the 113-pound division, Sal Zamora finished second in the 138-pound class, Nick Fordham finished second in the 152-pound division, Jack Moen finished second in the 182-pound division, Nate Say finished third in the 132-pound division, Josh Say finished third in the 138-pound division, Tyler McCormick finished fourth in the 106-pound division and JJ Ahola finished fourth in the 120-pound division.