Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper — himself a former Edmonds High School wrestler — played host to a group of high school wrestlers from Japan who are visiting as part of an international cultural exchange and who will wrestle against local All-Stars at Mountlake Terrace tonight.
The wrestlers from the Japanese National Team were accompanied by their coaches, Tomonori Ise and Toshi Hide. Also present was Edmonds-Woodway head wrestling coach Brian Alfi, Mountlake Terrace head coach Kanoe Vierra and members of the Mountlake Terrace wrestling team.
For those who want to see the action, the match begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Mountlake Terrace High School. Here’s the lineup, according to Mayor Cooper, who announces all home Edmonds-Woodway wrestling matches and will also be announcing tonight’s match.
Japanese National Team vs Wesco, Kingco, and Cascade All-Stars
125 Pounds Takahiro Abe vs Brandon Leach (Shorewood)
125 Pounds Takahiro Abe vs Andrew Vulliet (Edmonds-Woodway)
141 Pounds Rikiya Matsuzawa vs Lex Duncan (Cascade)
141 Pounds Kamei Hayato vs Mac Hutchison (Edmonds-Woodway)
150 Pounds Kenji Yamamoto vs Cody Paxson (Cedarcrest)
150 Pounds Kenji Yamamoto vs Hamilton Noel (Liberty)
150 Pounds Hiroya Takemoto vs Brandon Straton (Oak Harbor)
170 Pounds Ryo Shiraisi vs Phil Frazier (Mercer Island)
171 Pounds Daisuke Shimada vs Taylor Call (Mountlake Terrace)
172 Pounds Hideaki Kouda vs Logan McCallum (Juanita)
177 Pounds Kenta Yamahara vs Nick Ulke (Lynnwood)
184 Pounds Maito Shizukuda vs Brayden Jacobson (Everett)
184 Pounds Maito Shizukuda vs Colton Knebel (Mercer Island)
197 Pounds Seira Terayama vs TJ Blackburn (Mercer Island)
230 Pounds Sho Yasuda vs Ian Bolstad