Thanks to snow ten Shorecrest High School wrestlers qualify for Regionals and State Championships

Monday, February 11, 2019

Scot Team Photo at Wesco Districts
Photo by Brent Busby

In one of many milestones for the Shorecrest High School Wrestling Team this year, ten wrestlers qualified for regionals at the WESCO South District Tournament last weekend. This is a first for Shorecrest High School, which has always been able to count their Regional qualifiers on one hand.

In an even stranger string of events linked to the freakish snowy weather, the regional tournament was cancelled Saturday and all ten Shorecrest High School wrestlers (and 3 additional alternates) now are scheduled to travel to the Tacoma Dome on Friday, February 15th for the Washington State Championship Tournament. 

Normally, the Washington State High School Wrestling Tournament "The WIAA Mat Classic" has 16 wrestler brackets, but now with the cancellation of the regional tournament, the contest will extend two full days with 32 wrestler brackets for every weight class.

The Scot's Head Coach, Brent Busby, was ecstatic. "Shorecrest will be sending its largest contingency of wrestlers to the Tacoma Dome ever! This is all so very exciting!"

Aislinn O'Connell, Girls District Champion
Photo by Yvette O'Connell
Wrestlers who are bound for "The Dome" include:
  • Thomas Rhodes 106lbs (3rd Place at Districts)
  • Roman Shadduck 113lbs (4th Place at Districts)
  • Kelvin Schmidt 126lbs (3rd Place at Districts)
  • Kaiya Conway-Yasuyama 132lbs (District Champion)
  • Arthur Christopher 138lbs (5th Place at Districts)
  • Trentyn Good 145lbs (District Champion)
  • Ian Mortensen 160lbs (District Champion)
  • Yacob Benazouz 160lbs (2nd Alternate)
  • Spencer Loreen 195lbs (Alternate)
  • Elyjah Shultz. 220lbs (4th Place at Districts)
  • Jonah Chestnut. 235lbs (Alternate)
  • David Rivera. 285lbs (2nd Place at Districts)
  • Aislinn O'Connell. 145lbs (Girl's District Champion)

--Article by Sean Rhodes, Assistant Coach, Shorecrest High School Wrestling


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