Congratulations to Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Ryan DeWeese, who took the state 4A wresting title in the 130-pound category Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome. Three other E-W wrestlers also placed among the top eight finishers.
DeWeese defeated Clint Powers of Skyview, 24-6. He becomes the first wrestler ever from Edmonds-Woodway to win a state title. The last time an Edmonds public high school saw a state wrestling champion was in 1989, when Marc Requa won for Edmonds High School in the 101-pound class. (This was before Edmonds and Woodway high schools merged.)
Fittingly, Requa was at the Tacoma Dome to witness DeWeese’s win, along with Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper. Cooper, himself a former high school wrestler, announces all home Edmonds-Woodway wrestling matches.
In addition to DeWeese, the three other Edmonds-Woodway wrestlers placing at state were senior Matt Hutchison, who took 2nd at 140; senior Andrew Vulliet, who placed 3rd at 112; and sophomore Matthew Cuzzetto, who took 8th at 135.
Other E-W wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament were Noah Cuzzeto, John Kim and Zach Perez.