Lots of Kitsap wrestlers going to state

Nearly every weight class had a Kitsap wrestler place within the top eight at the district tournaments last weekend.

However, only the top four get a guaranteed invitation to compete for a state title at the Tacoma Dome Feb. 17-18.

Bainbridge has a trio of boys heading to state. Wyatt Chabot qualified at 152 pounds, while Garrett and Wyatt Goade claimed fourth at 170 and 220 pounds after going 2-2. Alexandra Morrison won at 130 pounds in the 3A Region 2, sending the Spartans to 14th place. The boys team finished 18th with 45 points.

Kingston will only send one wrestler to state after having five compete at districts. Gavin Garner will carry the load for the Bucs after finishing second at 285 pounds.

North Kitsap will be sending nine wrestlers to state. Sofian Hammou headlined the Vikings second-place finish at the 2A Region 2 district tournament. He dominated his way to the only first-place finish for the Vikings. Jake Poggi and Zakaria Hammou finished second at 160 and 195 pounds. Jaxon Johnson, Morgan Scott Paul and Ben Gomez captured third at 138, 170 and 182 pounds. Wyatt Trogden and Wyatt Sloman squeezed into fourth place at 126 and 132 pounds. Emily Gomez will represent the girls team after finishing third at 140 pounds.

South Kitsap boys and girls are sending an entire squad to the Mat Classic. In the 4A Region 3 boys district tournament, the Wolves had seven wrestlers place in the top four. Brennen Williams won at 113 pounds with a couple of pins, Mitchell Neiner won at 138 pounds with a sweep of pins and Phillip Chabot won at 182 pounds with a major decision in the finals. Stone Hartford finished second at 132 pounds, Logan Allison and Gabriel Fragoso finished third at 126 and 170 pounds, and Chase Eaglin finished fourth at 145 pounds after upsetting the top seed. Overall, the boys finished second with 152.5 team points. The girls finished seventh with 86 team points and four wrestlers placed in the top four. Monica Kaiser was the only wrestler to capture gold at 145 pounds. Rosemary Brooks finished second at 120 pounds, while Tayla Abundis and Larrisa Barfknecht both snuck in at fourth place at 110 and 115 pounds.

Klahowya will be sending eight wrestlers to compete in the 1A state tournament after finishing third in the boys tournament and 18th at the girls tournament. Deacon Wintch and Logan Wallis finished first at 120 and 160 pounds. Reece Decourval finished second at 132 pounds, while Carson Wintch, Logan Weaver and Maryon Stewart finished third at 113, 152 and 220 pounds. Sean Price was the final wrestler to qualify by finishing fourth at 138 pounds. Ali Templeton will be the only Eagle on the girls team at state after finishing first at 120 pounds.

Central Kitsap will send three boys and three girls to the Tacoma Dome. Quinn Lawrence and Cole Erickson finished third at 132 and 170 pounds, while Chris Cartagena captured fourth at 152 pounds. Daytona Stoner was the only Cougar to finish first, going 3-0 at 110 pounds. Angel Cartagena and Deijah Diego finished fourth at 105 and 120 pounds.

Olympic will send five wrestlers to state after finishing eighth at the boys tournament and ninth at the girls tournament. Xion Horne will represent the lightweights after finishing third at 113 pounds. Kevin Hudson finished third at 285 pounds and Miles Brown finished fourth at 160 pounds. Ali Templeton won at 120 pounds and Gloria Hudson finished third at 135 pounds.

Bremerton has four wrestlers heading to state. The boys will be sending three state contenders after finishing seventh at districts. Brennan Galloway finished second at 152 pounds. Thor and Lars Michaelson won at 170 and 182 pounds. Yzana Smith represents the girls team after claiming third at 190 pounds.