Which South Sound wrestlers won state titles at the Mat Classic XXXIII?


Elijah Keiter of Silas celebrates winning the championship match at Tyler Walker University’s 120-pound 3A at the Mat Classic XXXIII match on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. Keiter pressed Walker in 2 minutes 45 seconds.


The state wrestling is back at the Tacoma Dome this weekend for the Mat Classic XXXIII.

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual meeting topped 84 individual champions in six classifications, including 20 wrestlers from South Sound schools.

Four schools in the area – Orting (six), South Kitsap (two), Sumner (two) and White River (two) – had several individual winners.

Here are the locals who topped the podium on Saturday night:


Elias MacDonald, Sumner, Saf. (106 lbs)

Stone Hartford, South Kitsap, Saf. (120)

Mitchell Neiner, South Kitsap, Jr. (126)

Cody Miller, Sumner, Saf. (152)

Matteo De La Pena, Catholic Kennedy, s. (160)

Christopher Neal, Tahoma Jr. (170)


Elijah Carter, Silas, Jr. (120)

Cole Cross, Auburn Riverside, p. (138)

Logan Platt, Yelm, p. (195)


Alan Salger, Orting, Fr. (106)

Quentin Harding, Orting, Fr. (113)

Apollo Cruz, Orting, Saf. (120)

Brian Dickerson, Orting, Saf. (126)

Owen Klein, Orting, st. (138)

Dalton Reed, Orting, Jr. (182)

Eliot Carlson, Steilacoom, p. (195)

Logan Lisherness, White River Jr. (285)


Zeta Lee, Mount Tahoma, Saf. (110)

Shelby Moore, White River Jr. (130)

Clarissa Wangen, Curtis, Saf. (145)

Lauren Smith covers Washington University’s athletics for The News Tribune. She previously covered high school sports for TNT and The Olympian, starting in 2015, before moving into the Seattle Mariners fight before the 2019 season. She graduated from UW High School and Emerald Ridge.

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