Edmonds-Woodway put four wrestlers in the finals and came away with three champions at the Edmonds Invitational Wrestling Tournament held Saturday at Edmonds Woodway High School. The Warriors place third with 170.5 points behind Decatur with 174.5 and champion Arlington with 203 in a tournament that featured 21 schools from around Western Washington. Sidat Kanyi – 126 lbs, Mason McDaniel – 170, and Spencer Schultz -195 all won titles for the Warriors. Mitchell Martinez took second at 106.
At 126 lbs, Kanyi earned his way into the finals with a fall and two decisions. In his final match Kanyi held a commanding lead over Christian Evanger from Arlington before Evanger injured his shoulder and could not continue.
Mason McDaniel scored two falls and a technical fall to move into the 170 lb final where he would face Azariah Crew from Arlington. McDaniel led throughout a close hard fought match before winning the championship by a 5-3 decision. McDaniel was voted the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.
At 195 lbs, Warrior Spencer Schultz scored two falls and a decision to qualify for the finals where he faced Ferndale’s Sam Cleary. The bout was a close, low-scoring affair until Schultz closed out with a 5-2 decision.
The tournament is the oldest continuously-operating high school tournament in the state, started in 1970 by Edmonds High School.
— By Mike Cooper