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Six local wrestlers capture regional titles at girls regional in Aberdeen

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
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Ridgefield’s Uruwa Abe and Tyla Engstrom, Prairie Kennedy Wilcox and Faith Tarrant, Union’s Niah Cassidy and Washougal’s Lacey Klopman all garnered titles at the girls regional tournament in Aberdeen.

Wins by Wilcox at 125 pounds and Tarrant at 235 pounds helped Prairie place fourth in the team standings. Union was sixth and Washougal 10th.

Both Prairie wrestlers won finals over local contestants, with Wilcox beating Union’s Janessa O’Connell and Tarrant topping Skyview’s Jaelyn Saylor.

Abe captured the regional title at 110 pounds and Engstrom followed at 115 pounds. Union’s Cassidy won at 120 pounds.

Klopman beat R.A. Long’s Zahnika Olsen for the 170 pound title.

GIRLS REGION 3 MEET

At Aberdeen

Team scores — 1, Aberdeen 153; 2, Curtis 94; 2, 2, W.F. West 94. Also: 4, Prairie 92; 6 Union 79; 10, Washougal 63; 12, Kelso 54; 13, Ridgefield 52; 14, Camas 46; 15, Mountain View 48; 18, Skyview 39; 20, Battle Ground 32; 21, R.A. Long 31; 30, Columbia-White Salmon 16; 30, La Center 16; 33, Evergreen 14; 34, Hudson’s Bay 13; 35, Columbia River 11; 35, Woodland 11.

Local state qualifiers

100 — 4, Leah Wallway (La Center); 105 — 4, Ellie Freund (Kelso); 5, Maritz Sanchez (Hudson’s Bay); 110 — 1, Uruwa Abe (Ridgefield); 115 — 1, Tyla Engstrom (Ridgefield); 4, Ava Weatherl (Camas); 120 — 1, Niah Cassidy (Union); 125 — 1, Kennedy Wilcox (Prairie); 2, Janessa O’Connell (Union); 3, Reagan Fallon-Small (Camas); 135 — 2, Lillian Muncha (Washougal); 3, Elizabeth Messman (Mountain View); 140 — 4, Madelyn Mazemke (Camas); 145 — 2, Yana Puskar (Prairie); 3, Grace Strong (Union); 155 — 3, Sonia Landas (Battle Ground); 170 — 1, Lacey Klopman (Washougal); 2, Zahnika Olsen (RA Long); 190 — 3, Alexia Jimenez (Kelso); 235 — 1, Faith Tarrant (Prairie); 2, Jaelyn Sayler (Skyview); 3, Cecilia Jones Fernandes De Souza (Mountain View) ; 4, Regan Schaefli (Prairie).

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