Cheney seniors earn medals at Mat Classic

Showalter, Taylor and soph Moore all on podium

A pair of Cheney seniors completed their wrestling careers at Mat Classic XXXIV at the Tacoma Dome, Feb. 17 and 18, earning their second medals.

Joe Showalter, 138 pounds, battled through a bracket loaded with returning placers to a fourth-place finish and a 46-12 record on the season. Jaysen Rodriguez of Hermiston improved to 23-3 on the season with a 4-0 decision.

“Joe has been a great ambassador of our program for four years and his leadership is going to be hard to replace,” head coach Jason Connor wrote in an email. “A controlled 1-0 decision over Kayle Bearson of Thomas Jefferson in the...


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