North Kitsap’s Holly Beaudoin will have to set her sights on next year for a third shot at a state Clas 2A wrestling championship.
Beaudoin, a sophomore, lost in a 2-0 decision at Mat Classic XXX Saturday to Olivia Smith of Zillah in the 110-pound weight class at the Tacoma Dome.
Beaudoin, who finished second as a freshman as well, is 2-for-2 when bringing home a medal from the toughest high school tournament in the state. Beaudoin won her semifinal match 5-2 over Kenzie Cormier of Enumclaw to advance to the finals.
North Kitsap wound up placing three wrestlers into the top eight. The Vikings’ Angel Collins finished eighth at 115 and Elise Scrafford was also eighth at 130.
Bremerton’s Haley Michaelson took home third place at 125. Michaelson, a junior, lost a 6-0 decision to Mya Spencer of Ephrata in the semifinals. Michaelson bounced back to beat Cheyeann Meyer of Adna in a loser-out match and then won the medal match by a pin at 2:51 over Claire Dicugno of White River.
Cy’nari Green of Bremerton finished in eighth at 155.
Olympic’s Ashlyn Morris finished her career with a seventh-place medal in the 120 weight class.
On the boys side, South Kitsap won the Class 4A team title running away with a score of 160 points. Runner up Mead was a distant second at 106.5 and Tahoma third at 103.5.
Xavier Eaglin gave the Wolves an individual title at 106 with his 9-8 decision in the finals against Chase Randall of Mead. Eaglin won his semifinal match against Graham Kapowsin’s Noah Cortez 9-2.
Not to be outdone, Eaglin’s brother, Mason, won his own Mat Classic championship at 170. Mason Eaglin beat Cole Washburn of Auburn 6-5 in the finals.
South’s Nathan Marin made the finale at 160, but lost an incredibly close match to Hunter Cruz of Moses Lake, 1-0, to place second. Teammate Izaiah Davis also finished second, losing to Jackson McKinney of Skyview 6-2.
Other top placers for the Wolves included Davonn Keyes in third at 160, Ethan Fragoso placed third at 220, Devin Gentz was fourth at 120, and Sebastian Robles finished in third place at 152.
In 2A, the Olympic Trojans placed eighth overall with 50 points as senior Alec Acfalle was the top finisher for the Trojans in second place. Acfalle won his semifinal match against Zack Nguyen of Cheney 7-6 and faced Orting’s Alex Cruz in the finals at 138. Cruz won a 13-0 decision.
Trojan teammate Kyle Ignacio finished third at 160 after losing to Andrews Aguilera of Toppenish by pin at 5:15 mark in the semis. Ignacio won his loser-out match by pin over Julian Kennedy of Black Hills before facing Logan Candanoza of Prosser in the third-place match. Ignacio won by pin at 1:55.
Other top eight placers include Quincy Young at 106 for Olympic, Estan Wakonabo finished eighth at 120 for Bremerton, North Kitsap’s Robert Gomez placed eighth at 126, Ryan Taylor placed eighth at 145 for Bremerton, Zach Streun finished fifth at 152 for North Kitsap, NK’s Nouh Hammou placed fifth at 182,