Tonasket wrestlers repeat as state 1B/2B champions

The Tonasket High School wrestling team won its second-straight state 1B/2B championship while returning with 14 state medals, including five gold and having scored the most points by any team at state, ever, at 286.5 points.

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The Tonasket High School wrestling team won its second-straight state 1B/2B championship while returning with 14 state medals, including five gold and having scored the most points by any team at state, ever, at 286.5 points.



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Lake Roosevelt coach Steve Hood carries Kaleb Horn after he claimed his second state wrestling championship.

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Above, Cindy Cavazos hugs Alex Garcia of Brewster after he wins the state title at 285 pounds. Garcia survived a 4-2 overtime victory in the semifinals to take first with a 13-0 win in the finals. Below, Colin Silverthorn of Tonasket celebrates his winning the state 113-pound crown with an 11-6 win.

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Liberty Bell’s Finlay Holston takes down his opponent before winning the state 1B/2B title at 195 pounds.

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Tony Nichols, a junior at Lake Roosevelt, attempts a standing switch on Colfax senior Christopher Jones in the 152-pound 1B/2B semifinals Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Nichols improved on his third-place state finishes as a freshman and sophomore. More photos will be online.

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Colin Silverthorn of Tonasket celebrates his winning the state 113-pound crown with an 11-6 win.

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Tonasket’s Garrett Wilson takes a state title at 145 pounds.

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Tonasket’s Garrett Wilson takes a state title at 145 pounds.

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Here is a rare sight at state, two wrestlers from the same school competing for a title. Tonasket's Riley Vanatta takes on teammate Lane Bolich in the 106-pound final.

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Seth Baugher of Tonasket works against Graham Rocha of Northwest Christian in the state 1B/2B 138-pound championship match.

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Dalton Swayze of Okanogan takes on Jose Mendoza of Kiona-Benton in the 1A class at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 16-17 in the Tacoma Dome. Dalton would finish fourth, falling by a 3-1 decision in the match for third- and fourth-place. Omak's Ben Hale, also at 195, was pinned in the opening round before being edged, 8-6, in the consolation round by Mendoza.

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Chad Doyen of the Republic/Curlew team fell in his opening 126-pound match, stayed alive with an 8-1 decision and fell out of state in a 15-3 major decision, one match away for competing for a state place.

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Zane Scott of Oroville competes in the 182-pound state finals.

— Tonasket High School’s wrestling team won its second straight state 1B/2B wrestling championship in record fashion Feb. 16-17 at the Tacoma Dome....

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