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                                Issaquah Eagles 113-pound wrestler Carson Tanner, right, embraces Issaquah assistant coach Manny Brown after defeating Hanford’s Hunter Murphey in the Class 4A 113-pound quarterfinal matchup. Tanner earned sixth place in the Class 4A 113-pound weight division. Brown was named KingCo 4A assistant coach of the year during the 2017-18 season.

Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Issaquah Eagles 113-pound wrestler Carson Tanner, right, embraces Issaquah assistant coach Manny Brown after defeating Hanford’s Hunter Murphey in the Class 4A 113-pound quarterfinal matchup. Tanner earned sixth place in the Class 4A 113-pound weight division. Brown was named KingCo 4A assistant coach of the year during the 2017-18 season.

Marvelous Mat Classic

Issaquah Eagles wrestling head coach Kirk Hyatt couldn’t had been more proud as the second day of the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament winded down on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome.

Issaquah wrestlers Kaleb Solusod (170) and Carson Tanner (113) each captured sixth place finishes in their respective weight divisions.

“It has been really fun. Two placers in one year is pretty rare for us right now. We’re so young so it was great to see. We can’t wait for next year,” Hyatt said with a smile.

Solusod, whose older brothers competed on the Eagles wrestling team in previous seasons, advanced to the semifinals in his weight class. South Kitsap’s Mason Eaglin pinned Solusod in the third round. Eaglin defeated Auburn’s Cole Wasburn in the finals. Hyatt was proud of Solusod for all he has accomplished during his memorable career at Issaquah.

“He has always been challenged by his older brothers. He is the first member of his family to place at state. It was awesome,” Hyatt said.

Tanner had some memorable moments at the Mat Classic. Tanner earned an emotional 9-7 victory (pictured above) against Hanford’s Hunter Murphey to advance to the semifinals.

Skyline Spartans 195-pound wrestler Max Beatty captured seventh place in the Class 4A tournament. Beatty pinned Glacier Park’s Josh Erling in just 22 seconds in the seventh/eighth place match. Beatty finished the tournament with an overall record of 3-2.

Skyline 113-pound wrestler Kenta Despe earned eighth place in the 113-pound weight division as well. Despe finished the tournament with an overall record of 2-3.

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