Kent-Meridian’s Sentuli Tuifua, top, tries to maneuver Hazen’s Jayden Hewitt during their 285-pound regional final last Saturday. Hewitt pulled out a 10-9 decision. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent-Meridian’s Sentuli Tuifua, top, tries to maneuver Hazen’s Jayden Hewitt during their 285-pound regional final last Saturday. Hewitt pulled out a 10-9 decision. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentwood sends 9 wrestlers to Mat Classic XXXII

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:03pm
  • Sports

Karandeep Chauhan and Wylder Kraght captured class titles as Kentwood High School qualified nine wrestlers from the regional tournament for this weekend’s Mat Classic XXXII at the Tacoma Dome.

Karandeep Chauhan (28-7) took a 10-9 decision over Enumclaw’s Cade Carter for the 126-pound championship in regional action at Tahoma High School last Saturday. At 132 pounds, the Conquerors’ Wylder Kraght (34-6) pinned Auburn Riverside’s Kailen Fontes in 1:18 for the title.

Viet Nguyen (26-11, 170 pounds) was second and Carson Yancey (34-12, 138), Layton Smail (34-12, 145), Garrett Gregson (27-16, 170), Connor Wright (23-11, 195) and Victor Juarez (24-9, 285) were third for Kentwood. Dominic Kremer (36-8, 182) wound up fourth.

For Kentridge, 132-pound Justin Kwan (31-10) finished fourth to reach state.

Kentlake’s Ethan Roberts (29-10, 152, third) and Kupono Planesi (29-7, fourth 195) moved on.

Kent-Meridian heavyweight Sentuli Tuifua (30-7) was second.

Tahoma won the team title. Kentwood was second.

The state 4A bouts begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Tacoma Dome. Finals for the state championships are Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 5 p.m

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