Published December 10, 2012
Wrestling preview: Timberline's Stone Hart looks to become school's first two-time state champion in 36 years
Wrestling preview story: Timberline's Stone Hart has goals pinned down 15 WRESTLERS TO WATCH
Class 4A: Tanner Hartsoch, sr., Olympia, 195; Connor Wilmovsky, sr., Olympia, 285; Jeffrey Leuth, sr., Yelm, 195; Dillon Harris, sr., Yelm, 145; Darren Harris, soph., Yelm, 113; Anthony Allred, sr., Yelm 170.
Class 3A: Stone Hart, sr., Timberline, 220; Josh Beam, sr., Timberline, 138; Jake Grantham, jr., North Thurston, 195.
Class 2A: Cameron Nolan, sr., Tumwater, 126; Mason Adams, sr., Black Hills, 113; Will Bardezbain, sr., W.F. West, 113; Kyzer Bailey, soph., Centralia, 182; Kellen Pelzel, sr., Centralia, 145.
Class 1A: Lucas Eastman, soph., Rochester, 145.
5 GIRLS WRESTLERS TO WATCH
All-classifications: Isabella Silva-Pires, sr., Centralia, 100; Isis Wadleigh, sr., Timberline, 100; Alexandra Selleck, sr., Rochester, 170; Tonie Edwards, jr., Yelm, 170; Ryan Gibbons, soph., Centralia, 190.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
How will Yelm stack up in 4A?: The Tornados had their fair share of success as a Class 3A program over the years. Since 2008, Yelm has placed second twice and was the team state champion in 2010. But going up to Class 4A presents another challenge -- going up against powerhouse Lake Stevens, which has won four of the past six team titles in 4A. Yelm features five wrestlers -- Darren Harris (113), Dillion Harris (145), Anthony Allred (170), Jeffrey Leuth (195) and Cody Anderson (285) ranked in the latest Class 4A rankings on Washington Wrestling Report. Dillon Harris is aiming to a four-time placer; hes earned second place at 103 and 132 as a freshman and junior.Runners-up going for first: Four South Sound wrestlers -- including three from Centralia -- who finished runners-up in their weight class are back poised to earn a state title: Isabella Silva-Pires (girls, 100-pound weight class), Kellen Pelzel (2A, 145), and Kyzer Bailey (2A, 182). Yelms Dillon Harris (3A, 132) is the fourth as the Tornados move up to Class 4A. Champions are back: Last year, three South Sound wrestlers who won individual state titles at Mat Classic are back to defend their titles -- Timberline senior Stone Hart (3A, 220), Yelm sophomore Darren Harris (4A, 113) and Centralia sophomore Ryan Gibbons (girls, 195).