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JJ Schoenlein of Skyview wrestling is The Columbian Week 19 prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger

Schoenlein beat out Faith Tarrant of Prairie to win weekly honor

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: February 22, 2024, 5:52pm
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Skyview junior JJ Schoenlein celebrates back-to-back championships Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, after the 4A 175-pound championship match at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Schoenlein beat Sumner’s Matt King by major decision, 10-2.
Skyview junior JJ Schoenlein celebrates back-to-back championships Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, after the 4A 175-pound championship match at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Schoenlein beat Sumner’s Matt King by major decision, 10-2. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Skyview wrestler JJ Schoenlein is The Columbian 2023-24 Week 19 high school athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger.

Schoenlein received 2,701 of the 5,366 votes cast to win the honor.

The junior overcame a bout of myelitis last summer to claim his second consecutive state title, winning the 175-pound crown at the Class 4A state tournament in Tacoma.

Here are what the other Week 19 nominees accomplished:

JONAS DESROCHERS, SKYVIEW WRESTLING: The freshman rallied to beat reigning champion Curtis Carlisle of Rogers-Puyallup to win the 113-pound state title.

MASON DESROCHERS, SKYVIEW WRESTLING: The freshman held on for a 1-0 win over Owen Marshall of Tahoma to win the 120-pound state title.

OWEN PRITCHARD, SKYVIEW WRESTLING: After two top-3 finishes, the senior beat Juan Hoffman of Kamiakin to claim the 126-pound state title.

FAITH TARRANT, PRAIRIE WRESTLING: The junior completed another undefeated season and earned her third state title with a second-round pin of Katherine Peterson of Tahoma.

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