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Davis, Dunn, Mehrer lose first-round matches | State 1A Wrestling Championship

From left, Friday Harbor wrestlers Calen Mehrer, Willy Dunn and Michael Davis stretch before practice, Feb. 17. The three are in Tacoma for the state 1A Boys Wrestling Championship.   - Jane K. Fox
From left, Friday Harbor wrestlers Calen Mehrer, Willy Dunn and Michael Davis stretch before practice, Feb. 17. The three are in Tacoma for the state 1A Boys Wrestling Championship.
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Friday Harbor wrestler Michael Davis (145) lost his first-round match 18-12 to Lee Leavell of Tonasket today at the Mat Classic, the 1A State Wrestling Tournament.

Calen Mehrer (215) lost his first-round match by fall in 4:59 to Brandon Hudson of Tonasket.

Willy Dunn (285) lost his first-round match by fall in 0:50 to John Delap of Okanogan.

Davis next faces Jason Franks of Montesano at 6 p.m. today, for a chance at third place in his weight class. Franks lost his first-round match by fall in 0:48 to Zac Reisenhauer of Columbia Burbank.

Dunn next faces Tyson Balzer of Rainier at 7:36 p.m. for a chance at third place in his weight class. Balzer lost his first-round match by fall in 0:10 to Pete Almaguer of Granger.

Mehrer next faces Blake Wargo of Montesano at 7:20 p.m. today, for a chance at third place in his weight class. Wargo lost his first-round match by fall in 0:22 to Nato Orozco of Connell.

Earlier story:
It comes down to this day.

Between Dec. 5 and Feb. 13, Friday Harbor's wrestlers endured double duals and triple duals. The Iron Sharpens Iron Tournament, the Mount Baker Invite, the Sky Valley Classic. The workouts and the late-night ferry rides. Each event a team sport yet a very personal sport. Out there on the mat, it's just you and your opponent. You've got to be faster, smarter, stronger.

And in the end, three Friday Harbor wrestlers — Michael Davis, Willy Dunn and Calen Mehrer — earned passage to the most storied event in prep wrestling in Washington: The 1A State Wrestling Championship. The Mat Classic, in the Tacoma Dome. Thousands of spectators and the best prep wrestlers in the state.

The competition begins today and, for those who advance, continues Saturday. Follow the tournament here. Updates will be posted regularly.

At 11:52 a.m. today, Davis wrestles Lee Leavell of Tonasket in the first round of the 145 weight class competition.

At 1:12 p.m., Mehrer wrestles Brandon Hudson of Tonasket in the first round of the 215 weight class competition.

At 1:28 p.m., Dunn wrestles John Delap of Okanogan in the first round of the 285 weight class competition.

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