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White River’s Lewandoski second, Kurtz third | Mat Classic
White River girls
White River junior Hannah Lewandoski pinned three straight opponents during last weekend’s state girls wrestling championships, quickly advancing to the championship round.
Eventually taking second place, she led a Hornet group of four to Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome.
Competing in the 190-pound division, Lewandoski flattened foes from Othello, Mount Vernon and Centralia to move to the finals. There, she ran into another Centralia grappler, Ryan Gibbons, and lost by pin.
Other White River girls qualifying for state were Erin Radford, 118 pounds; Kendra Blue, 130; and McKinsie Shirey, 145. Radford and Blue each won a match before being eliminated, while Shirey dropped her first two and was ousted.
White River boys
White River’s Trevor Kurtz won four of five matches to bring home third-place honors from last weekend’s Class 2A state wrestling championships.
Mat Classic XXVI was staged Friday and Saturday in the Tacoma Dome.
Competing at 138 pounds, Kurtz pinned his first opponent then dropped a 6-3 decision. Facing elimination, the Hornet senior rallied to pin an Anacortes foe before defeating Colville’s Ian Cox 10-0. In his finalé, Kurtz battled to a 5-3 decision over a familiar foe, Fife’s Brad Reddaway.
Also qualifying for the state tourney was White River 106-pounder Alex Armstrong. After being pinned in his opening matchup, the freshman pinned Sultan’s David Woo. Armstrong was then ousted from the tournament by Tyler Gale of Port Angeles.