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Mat Classic update: Injury derails Kentridge's Seibel
In an upsetting end to his season, Kentridge wrestler Zach Seibel dislocated his knee in his first match at the WIAA XXVI Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.
The 170-pound match, against Tyler Vargas of Chiawana of Pasco, saw Seibel up 9-4 before the round-ending injury.
While this won't end his wrestling career if he chooses to wrestle at Washington State University, Seibel was still "very upset," said coach Todd Lantz.
Current placements for Kent wrestlers:
Derek Freitag (106) of Kentridge fell to Trey Long of Moses Lake High School, he then advanced twice in the pigtail bracket before falling to Jeremy Nygard of Arlington High School for a fourth place in state finish.
Dalton Myers (145) of Kentwood advanced twice in the pigtail bracket before falling to Wyatt Nemec of Mead high school.
Amos Daigbe (170) of Kent-Meridian won his match 18-7 against Dakota Numbers of Lewis and Clark High School, and advanced to wrestle Alex Berfanger of Union High School in semifinals.
Daniel Vi of Kentridge beat Noah Buckley of Lewis and Clark High School 9-5 to advance to semifinals against Trent Nivala of Puyallup High School.
Yesterday's placements for Kent wrestlers:
• Sophomore Derek Freitag (106 pounds) beat Cole Anderson of Jackson of Mill Creek with a pin at 1:11. Freitag faces Sidat Kanyi of Edmonds-Woodway at 4 p.m. today.
• Senior Tanner Zeiler (126) lost to senior Daniel Rice of Union 6-1. Zeiler battles Dakota Benson of Yelm High School in the pigtail bracket at 4:50 p.m.
• Senior Daniel Vi (285) beat Tyler Lindberg of Arlington with a pin at 1:40. Vi takes on Austin Wright of Evergreen at 7:30 p.m.
• Junior Jahleel Smith (138) lost 7-1 to Senior Joel Sherman of South Kitsap. Smith competes in the pigtail bracket against Louden Ivey of Issaquah at 5:20 p.m.
• Sophomore Amos Daigbe (170) dominated Easton Edwards of Mount Vernon 18-1. Daigbe wrestles Hunter Taylor of Bellarmine Prep at 6:30 p.m.
• Senior Logan Jefferson (182) fell at 1:15 to senior Ryan Christensen of Woodinville. Jefferson enters the pigtail bracket where he'll wrestle Blake Moser of Gig Harbor at 6:50 p.m.
• Junior Nick Smith (113) lost to Fernando Leyva of Moses Lake by fall at 3:13. Smith wrestles Andrew Lonero of Evergreen in the pigtail bracket at 4:20 p.m.
• Junior Josh Beckler (152) beat Everett Bingisser of Woodinville 3-1. Beckler will advance to wrestle Blake Bishop of Chiawana High School at 5:50 p.m.
• Senior Jon Yarbrough (220) pinned Elliott Villars of Bellarmine Prep at 5:17. He'll take on Mason Ju of Mead at 7:10 p.m.
• Senior Dalton Meyers (145) beat Joseph Dematteo of Skyline 12-1. Meyers advances to meet Adam Lutovsky of South Kitsap at 5:30 p.m.
• Junior Kyle Capperauld lost to Tristan Baus of Snohomish with a pin at 4:59. He'll move on to wrestle Sampson Rich of Lewis and Clark in the pigtail bracket at 7:20 p.m.