The Enumclaw High boys wrestling team reached the top of world at the Mat Classic state tournament Saturday winning the 3A crown.
The team won the state title in a tight race with North Central that went down to the wire.
The Hornets pulled it out scoring 110 points to 108.5 for North Central.
The team took home an individual state crown, one second, two third place finishes and a fourth.
Enumclaw has won the state title five of the last eight years. The Hornets took the 3A team title in 2011 and 2012. The team also won in 2008 and 2009. No other program has come close to equalling Enumclaw’s championship consistency since 2008.
Senior Hunter Haney won the 126-pound title at Mat Classic pinning sophomore teammate Jake Treece at 2 minutes, 57 seconds.
Coach Adam Eilers said the two Hornets wrestling for the crown was a first for Enumclaw.
“Both of these guys did a fantastic job,” Eilers said. “It was Hunter’s year. Jake is younger. It was a surprise and at the same it was not a surprise because of how hard they both worked.”
Haney said Treece was a “really good” and it was a tough match to win.
“I told myself before that match, ‘I worked harder than anyone and I would end up on top,’” Haney said
Although the two had wrestled each other many times during the season, Haney said Treece was not predictable in the championship match. “He’s a tough wrestler and really good,” Haney said.
Eilers said he expects Treece will be standing on the top step the next two years.
Along with Haney and Treece, who took home the silver medal, junior Kyle Opland took third in the 113-pound division.
At 120 pounds, freshman Quinton Southcott took third and Levi Norton eighth.
Freshman Kione Gill finished fourth at 182.