Renton high schools send 17 to Mat Classic this weekend

Renton's Volodimir Kalinin and Khalie Crowl face off for the 152-poud championship.
— image credit: Vicki Maddy, for the Renton Reporter

A total of 15 male and two female wrestlers from Renton high schools are moving on to the Washington State Mat Classic XXVI wrestling championships this weekend in Tacoma.

All three high schools will be represented and each school had a weight class champion.

Renton’s Volodimir Kalinin (152 pounds), Lindbergh’s Trevonn Russell (195), and Hazen’s Jairo Barahona (182) each won their respective weight classes during this past weekend’s sub-district tournament.

Kalinin defeated fellow Indian Khalie Crowl to win his title, though both boys will advance.

Hazen’s Raven Svenson (155) also was champion of her weight class in the girls division.

Lindbergh’s Westerling Nuget (138) also finished second in his weight class and will advance to the Mat Classic.

Joining them from Lindbergh will be Chad Omonaka (113) who finished third, Colton Maddy (126) and James Garcia (285) who both finished fourth, and Jayden Schwope (120) who finished fifth, but will compete because the fourth-place finisher from Foster had to withdraw due to injury. Diego Gallegos (170) also finished fifth and will be an alternate this weekend.

From Renton, Kendrick Untalam (106) and Abraham Cuevas (132) each finished third in their weight classes and will adavnce, as will Anthony Hunter (138), who finished fourth. In addition, Tony Pham (106) and Tony Vo (126) each finished fifth and are alternates this weekend.

Zach Moore (138) and Malik Haythorne (152) finished in third for Hazen and will head to Tacoma this weekend. Joining them will be Tyson Mowrey (106) and Derek Nichols (126) who each finished fourth.

On the ladies side, Lindbergh’s Abby Chufar (118) finished third and Olivia Jollimore (155) finished fourth. Both will advance.

The Mat Classic begins today, Friday and continues tomorrow at the Tacoma Dome.

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