SILVERDALE — Two Buccaneers took third place after hard-fought matches during the 38th Matman Classic at Central Kitsap High School Jan. 17.
Kingston Cameron Tangen took co-third place in the 195-pound bracket and Julian Leigh took co-third in the 285-pound bracket.
Tangen and Misael Estrada shared the third-place title, after Tangen bounced back from a first-round loss and won three matches.
Tangen lost his first match by 4-2 decision to Eastmont’s Roberto Guevarra. The close first-round match was followed up by a bye.
Tangen then defeated Enumclaw’s Levi Ward by 5-1 decision.
Tangen defeated Tahoma’s Austin Shaw by 1-0 decision. Tangen finished the tournament with a 4-0 decision victory over Orting’s Trent Lochridge.
Kingston’s Leigh began his tournament run with a loss to Mt. Spokane’s Garret Johnson. Johnson defeated Leigh in 29 seconds by fall.
Leigh rebounded with a second-round win over Bethel’s Michael Cox. Leigh won by fall in 2:28.
Leigh defeated Auburn-Riverside’s Joel Lopez with an 8-6 decision.
Leigh won again by fall over Olympic’s Dominic Bataglia in 1:43.
Leigh met Mt. Spokane’s Garret Johnson once again in the semi-finals. This time, however, Leigh won by a narrow 3-2 decision victory.
Leigh shared the 285-pound third place title with Tahoma’s Kingston Suka.