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
Cayden White, Marysville Pilchuck, 182
Kiley Hubby, Lake Stevens, 152
*-Weinert qualified for the Cadet National Duals team, but will not be able to compete due to illness.