Kamiak’s Stephen Berry (right) wrestles Arlington’s Kristian Fairbanks during a match on Jan. 10, 2019, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kamiak’s Stephen Berry (right) wrestles Arlington’s Kristian Fairbanks during a match on Jan. 10, 2019, at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Kamiak hires new boys wrestling coach

Plus, a Meadowdale junior gets picked for the WIAA LEAP Committee.

The Kamiak High School boys wrestling team will have a familiar face as its new leader this winter.

Tyler Webley, a 2014 Kamiak graduate, has been named the program’s new head coach. Webley takes over for longtime Knights head coach Bryan Stelling after serving as an assistant under Stelling — his former coach — last season.

“It is a great thing, and a sign of a healthy school community, when our former graduates want to return to Kamiak and give back to a place that they love and that has given them so much,” Kamiak athletics director Sean Monica said in a press release.

Webley placed third in Class 4A in the 170-pound weight class at Mat Classic XXVI in 2014. He also competed on the Knights’ football and track and field teams and was named the school’s 2014 male athlete of the year.

Meadowdale junior selected to WIAA LEAP Committee

Austin Seals, a pole vaulter and high jumper for the Meadowdale boys track and field team, was one of eight Class of 2022 students recently named to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Associations LEAP (Leadership through Education, Activities and Personal Development) Committee.

The committee is made up of 16 high school students — eight juniors and eight seniors — and represents students who participate in athletics and activities throughout Washington state. The group meets five times throughout the school year to go through leadership exercises, have peer discussions, work on group projects and provide feedback to the WIAA on various initiatives.

Seals is the first Snohomish County student to be selected to the group since 2017. He joins Mount Vernon junior Israel Reyna as one of two members from District 1 schools on the committee. All Snohomish County schools, with the exception of Granite Falls, Sultan and North Creek, compete in District 1.

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