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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

4A, 3A state wrestling: Mt. Spokane claims third straight team title with pair of champions

Mt. Spokane did it again, won the state 3A team wrestling championship for the third season in a row.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

2A, 1A, B, girls state wrestling: Chewelah’s Kaden Krouse claims third Mat Classic title

Kaden Krouse wasn’t yet in high school when the idea of being a multiyear state wrestling champion struck him.


State wrestling: Day one results from Mat Classic XXXII

Results from the first day of the 2020 Washington state wrestling meet in Tacoma.


2A, 1A, B, girls state wrestling: Lakeside, Liberty in trophy hunt after first day

There won’t be any four-time state champions crowned at Mat Classic XXXII, but ten wrestlers came in with a chance to become three-timers.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

4A, 3A state wrestling: Gonzaga Prep freshman Q’Veli Quintanilla breezes into semifinals, Mt. Spokane battling for team title

Q’Veli Quintanilla jumped to the head of the class in 4A 126-pound wrestling as a Gonzaga Prep freshman, leapfrogging four returning state placers to rank first heading into Mat Classic …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

State wrestling preview: Behind senior Jarret Sharp, junior-heavy Mt. Spokane eyes Mat Classic three-peat

Top-ranked Mt. Spokane is eyeing a three-peat. Its standout 113-pounder wants to avoid a personal four-peat.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Wrestling regionals: Mt. Spokane, Deer Park, Liberty win titles

Defending State 3A champion and top-ranked Mt. Spokane did what it does.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Prep wrestling: Regional tournaments have home flavor for area teams

Winter storms knocked out many of the 2019 state-qualifying tournaments hosted throughout western and central Washington, forcing the Mat Classic to expand.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

District wrestling: Mead, Mt. Spokane and Cheney win team titles

Mead rolled to another 4A Greater Spokane League district tournament title on Saturday at Central Valley High School, and several other local teams won titles in their respective classifications.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Prep wrestling: Postseason begins for Washington wrestlers with district tournaments

The Washington dual season is over, league champions have been crowned and area wrestlers are now aiming for spots at the annual Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Wrestling: Middleweights lift Mt. Spokane past Mead for Greater Spokane League title

Mt. Spokane junior Casey Howerton put his index finger to his lips, an attempt to quiet Mead’s glow-stick waving student section even more following his match-deciding pin.


Prep wrestling notebook: West Valley standout Gaje Caro aiming for higher Mat Classic finish after 2019 injury

Gaje Caro has won eight straight since his most recent injury forfeit on Jan. 4, and is aiming to be West Valley’s first individual state champion since 2016.


AP Interview: Nenad Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo

The head of the international governing body for wrestling tells The Associated Press the sport is thriving across the world and looking for more growth.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Prep wrestling: Former University standout Drew Roberts now shining at Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene High junior Drew Roberts has taken the Tri-State wrestler label quite literally.


Former wrestler giving back to sport as referee as sport struggles with shortage of officials

Conner Krouse finished his high school wrestling career in 2017 with his arm raised and his head held high.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Prep wrestling notebook: Mead senior Chase Randall healthy, ready for another state-title shot

Chase Randall believes Mead had the means to win a 4A team title at the 2019 Mat Classic.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Prep wrestling: Titles stacking up for Central Valley heavyweight Braxton Mikesell

The son of a former world-class powerlifter nicknamed “The Squat King,” it’s easy to see where Mikesell inherits his 6-foot-2, 265-pound frame and his affinity for throwing around heavy objects.


Prep wrestling: Isaac Jessen guides Post Falls to Tri-State title

Roundup of Saturday’s wrestling action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Five local defending champions return to 49th annual Tri-State tournament

Mead took home the 2018 edition of the prestigious Tri-State wrestling tournament championship, but lost one of its best individuals in the process. Chase Randall dislocated his elbow in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Prep wrestling preview: Coaches select Mead, Mt. Spokane as favorites in competitive Greater Spokane League

Mead, Mt. Spokane and everyone else. That’s been a common sentiment for the deep and talent-heavy Greater Spokane League, which has long produced state finalists and team trophy winners.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

New University wrestling coach Ryan Montang has good grip on teaching sport he loves

Ryan Montang is well into his first season as the wrestling coach at University, where he takes over from Don Owen – recently elected to the Washington State Wrestling Coaches …


Wrestle Like a Girl

For years, high school girls who want to compete in wrestling have had to take on boys on the mats, but thanks to a push from small-town Montana, MSHA could …


A Grip on Sports: It’s a crowded Saturday night even if there may not be the biggest crowd in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to play a little game. You are a sports fan. Not a fan of any school or team, per se, but a fan …


College wrestling takes over Convention Center for Spokane Open

A potpourri of collegiate wrestling programs will compete in the Lilac City on Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Successful coach Don Owen takes his place in state wrestling hall of fame

Don Owen’s voice mail greeting is both humorous and a window to the 62-year-old’s interests.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Locally: Travis Hughes, Jason Tebbets honored by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Hughes, the Mt. Spokane head coach since 2001, was named the 2019 NWCA High School Boys Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.


Former NIC wrestling coach files tort claim seeking damages for ouster

The former wrestling coach at North Idaho College has filed a tort claim seeking damages from the school for how it handled his dismissal earlier this year from one of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Sunday locals: University High graduate Tate Orndorff wins Greco-Roman event

Tate Orndorff’s impressive redshirt freshman wrestling season at Utah Valley University just keeps getting better.


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019

Lucha libre wrestler Silver King dies during London match

A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the movie “Nacho Libre” died in London after he collapsed during a match. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, known as Silver King in the …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Youth wrestling tournament draws thousands to sport that instills lessons beyond the mat

The pressure was on Landon Weitzel, 7, as he kneeled at the edge of a wrestling mat at the Spokane Arena, which was crowded with spectators.