Host of local wrestlers to represent Washington

National duals in three age groups begin this week across the country.

The summer wrestling season heats up this week with the start of youth National Duals in the Junior, Cadet and Schoolboy age groups, and a host of local athletes will be representing Team Washington in their respective divisions.

For the second straight season, Spokane will be hosting the Cadet National Duals, and Washington, under the direction of Lake Stevens High School graduate Mike Bundy, will be looking to defend its freestyle championship.

Here are the local wrestlers who will be competing over the next week, with their high schools or wrestling clubs and weight classes.

Cadet National Duals

For athletes born in 2003 or 2004

June 12-13 (Greco-Roman); June 14-15 (Freestyle)

At Spokane Convention Center

Thomas Rhodes, Shorecrest, 100

Jake Hubby Jr., Lake Stevens, 106

*Matthew Weinert, Cedarcrest, 182

Schoolboy National Duals

For athletes born in 2005 or 2006

June 13-14 (Greco-Roman); June 15-16 (Freestyle)

At Warren H.S., Indianapolis

Tyler Rhue, Team Scorpion, 87

Dustin Baxter, Punisher Wrestling Company, 90

Gil Mossburg, Bad Draw Wrestling Club, 97

Keaton Mayernik, Team Scorpion, 110

Smokey McClure, Chain Wrestling West, 130

Mason Ferguson, Team Scorpion, 165

Hunter Tibodeau, Wrestling Rhinos, 187

Junior National Duals

For athletes born in 2001 or 2002

June 19-20 (Men’s Greco-Roman, Women’s Freestyle); June 21-22 (Men’s Freestyle)

At Cox Business Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Men’s Team

Cayden White, Marysville Pilchuck, 182

Women’s Team

Kiley Hubby, Lake Stevens, 152

*-Weinert qualified for the Cadet National Duals team, but will not be able to compete due to illness.

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