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Middle school wrestlers compete in state tourney
On Saturday, March 3, 10 members of the McMurray Middle School wrestling team competed at the Washington State Middle School Wrestling Championships in Puyallup.
The competition was intense and exceptionally difficult.
Eighth-grader Chase Wickman brawled his way to the top spot on the podium in his weight class by dominating in three matches and winning a nail-biter in overtime in the finals to take first.
Luke Larson placed fifth in his bracket, and also taking home a medal was Logan Nelson, who placed third.
Chester and Clyde Pruett, Hunter Burger, Shane Williams, Todd Gateman and Preston and Ellis Petersen also represented McMurray at the tournament.
The team will finish the season with away meets on Thursday and Saturday.
— Cheryl Pruett is the mother of two middle school wrestlers.