February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

Three Cheney wrestlers place at state

Eli Mason earns second state title

The Cheney High School wrestling season is officially over, with three of its team members placing at the Mat Classic XXV Championships in Tacoma Feb. 15-16.

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Cheney’s Eli Mason (right) takes on Zach Goodpaster of Selah in the finals of the 182-pound weight class at Mat Classic XXV. Mason scored a 3-1 victory over Goodpaster and claimed his second consecutive 2A state championship.

Returning to the top, this time in the 182-pound weight class, was senior Eli Mason, who pinned his first round opponent, Anacortes sophomore Aron Tisinger, in 1 minute. Mason proved to be dominant from there, winning his next matches 17-1 and 14-3 against Steilacoom and Washington. In his final match against Selah High School’s Zach Goodpaster, Mason pulled out a narrow 3-1 victory to take first place.

It marks only the second ti...

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