Spartans qualify two for state tournament with Wooding going as No. 2 region seed

The Sumner High wrestling squad took three wrestlers to Saturday’s West Central District regional tournament, staged just up Elhi Hill at Bonney Lake High School, and when the dust cleared, lanky senior 125-pounder Tyler Wooding and 215-pound senior bruiser Keiffer Comstock had earned appointments at this weekend’s Class 3A state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

The Sumner High wrestling squad took three wrestlers to Saturday’s West Central District regional tournament, staged just up Elhi Hill at Bonney Lake High School, and when the dust cleared, lanky senior 125-pounder Tyler Wooding and 215-pound senior bruiser Keiffer Comstock had earned appointments at this weekend’s Class 3A state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

Wooding, who had beaten Bonney Lake’s Pat Bendon 3-0 en route to Saturday evening’s championship bout, said of wrestling Bendon, “We have been knocking heads since junior high, before there even was a Bonney Lake High School, and Pat’s a great guy and a strong competitor. It is hard for either one of us to get any sort of an upper hand though, because we know one another’s moves pretty well by now.”

The championship clash came against another grappler Wooding is familiar with, in that Enumclaw’s Sam Bauer had beaten out Wooding for the 125-pound belt at subdistricts one week prior. Wooding had to settle for the regional silver as Bauer cruised to a 5-2 decision.

Comstock toiled for his reservation at the Tacoma Dome as he outwrestled White River’s wounded Chase Meyers, recording a pin, with seven ticks of the clock remaining in the two-minute first round.

Spartan 145-pounder Phillip Ramirez also made the district trip and finished sixth in his weight class.

Reach John Leggett at jleggett@courierherald.com or 360-802-8207.

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