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Wildcats sending seven to wrestling regionals at Kelso
Mount Si took second in the 3A Kingco/SeaMount subregional wrestling championships, Feb. 1 and 2 at Interlake High School.
The Wildcats now advance seven to regionals, this Saturday, Feb. 9, at Kelso.
The top four placers attend, with fifth placers going as alternates.
At subs, Mercer Island was in first place, with 263 points. Mount Si, with 164, was just ahead of third place Bellevue, with 157.
At 195 pounds, senior Mitch Rorem won his division with a fall of Kennedy's Alex Lesar and a 6-2 decision over Mercer's Evan Condon.
He will be joined by fellow senior Nate Whited, who placed first in the 220 category on the strength of three falls.
At 182, Tim Corrie finished in second place at subregionals in a 5-4 match with Mercer's Danny Stanke.
Junior Ryley Absher took second in his weight class, 132, after two pins
Among placers, Wildcat junior Hunter Conway, 106, finished third, as did Eli Clure Newell, (120) Gunnar Harrison (126)
Among alternates, Justin Edens and Bruce Stuart placed fifth and sixth for the 145-pound weight class.
Freshman Jacob Engdahl is fifth for 152.
Freshman Jimmy Morris is fifth for Mount Si in the 170 class.