Area girls reach third round of Mat Classic

Blackhawk, Lancer girls struggle

TACOMA — The best area girls could muster was a single win at the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17.

Cheney Blackhawks Jennifer Tian and Jalisca Holmgren qualified in the girls 3A/4A division, and Liberty’s Kariyah Strobel qualified in the small school (1B-2A) division.

This was the second state tournament for both Holmgren and Strobel.

All three girls made it to the third round of the tournament, but were eliminated before reaching a medal match.

Tian, wrestling at 110 pounds, was pinned by Kinsey White of Puyallup in 5:39 in her state-opener....


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