Bellevue-area wrestlers qualify for regionals

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A handful of Bellevue-area wrestlers qualified for regional tournaments.

At the boys 3A KingCo/Wesco South Sub-Regionals on Feb. 7-8, five wrestlers qualified for the regional wrestling tournament on Feb. 15 at Kelso High School. As a team, Interlake finished ninth and Bellevue finished 10th.

From Interlake, Carson Fricke (106, third), Luke Manchester (113, fourth), Hok-Yin Chan (160, fourth) and Cole Mullenix (220, fifth) all qualified for regionals. Bellevue’s Bogdan Manzar (106, fourth) was the lone qualifier for the Wolverines.

At the boys 4A KingCo championships, six Newport wrestlers qualified for the regional tournament at Skyline High School. As a team, the Knights finished seventh overall at the league championships.

Enoch Kwong (113, third), Matt Roberts (113, fifth), Nhi-Lac Thai (132, second), Dane Hansen (182, fourth), Keir Lopez (195, third) and Yuhao Chen (285, fifth) all qualified for regionals.

Newport’s Jada Yamada (115) finished third at the girls sub-regional wrestling tournament Feb. 7-8 at Chief Sealth High School. She qualified for the regional wrestling tournament on Feb. 15 at Sedro-Woolley High School.

At the KingCo Olympic boys 2A sub-regional on Feb. 8 at Chief Sealth High School, Sammamish finished eighth as a team.

Totems who placed at sub-regionals: Matthew Hornbuckle (120, eighth), Astrid Clayton (126, eighth), Gavri Cook (138, eighth), Firas Kalthoum (182, sixth) and Solomon Adams (195, fifth).

At the boys West Central District 1A Championships, the Bellevue Christian Vikings finished fifth.

Top placers for the Vikings: Nick Olsen (120, fifth), DeAunte Epp (145, second) and Nathan Antonescu (285, first).

The 1A WIAA Regional Tournament will be on Feb. 15 at Klahowya Secondary School.

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