State wrestling: Enumclaw’s Moulden repeats as 3A champion | Slideshow

KC Moulden took her second gold medal at the Mat Classic wrestling championships Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

EHS girls wrestling

KC Moulden took her second gold medal at the Mat Classic wrestling championships Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

Moulden pinned Shanelle Berry from Yelm in 54 seconds, and she pinned every opponent she faced during the two-day tournament.

“I wanted to go hard, not make any mistakes and get it done fast,” Moulden said of her championship match. “It’s good to know I can defend my title.”

“She’s an outstanding kid. She’s a leader on the team and at school,” offered her coach, Jerry Scheidt.

Moulden won her first match against Karisa Selin from Hoquiam by a fall in 17 seconds. She beat Sophia Munoz of Highline by fall in a 1:20 and pinned Jasmine Starke of Sunnyside in 37 seconds to advance to the finals.

Moulden was 25-1 on the season and was first in subdistricts, regionals and state.

Enumclaw’s Danielle Cormier took second in the 145-pound weight class, losing by a pin to Chloe Gardner of Nooksack Valley in 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

Cormier won her first match by fall and then won a close quarterfinal match to advance to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, Cormier beat Lisa Spangler from Fort Vancouver 5-3 in overtime with a takedown in the last eight seconds of the match.

In the finals, Cormier was up 5-0 at the end of the first, nearly pinning Gardner in the first round.

Gardner battled back to tie the score and pinned Cormier with 15 seconds left in the match. Gardner was second in state last year, Cormier was fourth.

Scheidt said Cormier, who is a senior, has “wrestled great all four years.”

Joslin Pierotti won her first match by fall, then lost her second match to eventual state champion Megan Johnson of Tumwater.

Scheidt said she was injured an unable to continue with competition. She finished the year 16-13 and was one win away from medaling in state.

EHS boys wrestling

The Enumclaw High boys placed five at Mat Classic, bringing home both a second- and third-place medals.

The Hornet team finished 10th with 59 team points.

Wyley Stewart at 182 pounds took second after losing in the championship round to Chili Sabin of Bonney Lake 6-0.

Stewart pinned his first opponent, Jose Avila-Leal from Prairie High, in 1 minute, 28 seconds. He beat Klinton Maassen from Ferndale 8-6 in the quarterfinals and BJ Hawthorne 14-12 in the semifinals.

Kyle Opland wrestled at 113 beating Blake Llarenas from Hanford 5-0 for the third-place medal.

Opland won his first match 11-0 over Ruslan Dzhumaniyazov from Kelso and beat Llarenas in the next round 5-0. He lost a quarterfinal match to Benjamin Dixon of Vancouver’s Mountainview High 4-3, dropping into the lower half of the bracket. There, he defeated Ferndale’s Isaiah Heredia 3-2 before facing Llarenas for a second time; in the battle for third place, Opland was again a 5-0 winner.

Jake Treece finished seventh at 106; Jayden Fend, 152, was seventh; Sean Wei was eighth at 170.

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