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Prep wrestling: Scoop Invitational

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MILL CREEK -- Lynnwood had five individual champions -- compared to three for Meadowdale -- but the Mavericks came out on top at the Scoop Invitational at Jackson High School.
Meadowdale finished with 155.5 points, followed by Lynnwood with 149.5 and Marysville Getchell (126) which rounded out the top three. Host Jackson finished fourth with 110 points.
"I think it was a pretty big day for the kids to finish 4th," said Jackson head coach Gustavo Anaya. "We weren't that far off from Meadowdale. ... To have seven places was pretty good."
Hunter Lord (152-pounds), Alex Basabe (120), Matthew Calkins (126), Zack Calkins (132) and Johah Simon (106) all were individual champions for Lynnwood.
In the 106-pound bout Simon took on Jackson's Jordan Funston, and won a 9-3 decision. Simon defeated Funston, a freshman, at Jackson on Thursday by a score of 4-0, prompting the Timberwolf to be a little more aggressive this time around.
"It was pretty competitive," Anaya said. "Our goal was to go in a little more aggressive. (Funston) is definitely improving and he'll see that kid again. They'll probaly see each other next weekend, maybe, at the Lynnwood classic. It might be the start of a new little rivalry."
Meadowdale took titles at 138- (Dustin Diemond), 145- (Morgan Smith) and 195-pounds (Ciaran Ball) on its way to the team championship, which it won by six points.
Marysville Getchell's lone individual title came at 113 pounds, where it finished 1-2 with Luis Cardona winning a 9-7 decision over teammate Billy Almachar in the title bout.
Jackson's Jeffrey Stephan pinned all three opponents he faced en route to the 160-pound title, the Timberwolves single championship of the day.
"He pinned his way through the finals," Anaya said. "He's been wrestling really well. It's his fourth year in the program and it's kind of nice to see his hard work pay off."
Other local winners included Edmonds-Woodway's Kris Delaney, who was victorious in the 220-pound weight class and helped his Warriors (67 points) to a sixth place finish and Brandon Todd the 170-pound winner for Archbishop Murphy (54 points, eigth place).
At Jackson H.S.
Team scores: Meadowdale 155.5, Lynnwood 149.5, Marysville Getchell 126, Jackson 110, Bishop Blanchet 102.5, Edmonds-Woodway 67, Evergreen 64, Archbishop Murphy 54, Cleveland 20, Rainier Beach 2.

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