Ryan DeWeese becomes first E-W wrestler to win state title

Ryan DeWeese, 2011 state 4A wrestling champ. (2010 file photo by Char Blankenship)

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.

  1. So proud & happy for all the E-W State placers & Champion Ryan DeWeese! This is one of those highlights you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Enjoy all the accolades you get, they’re well deserved. You’ve worked hard and reached a great goal. (And Mom’s & Dad’s – congratulations on raising some great kids!)

  2. Very proud of the EW’s performance at State this year. Couldn’t be happier for all their hard work paying off. I was privileged to be their strength and conditioning coach this year and share in their amazing journey. I think EW has many good years of wrestling dominance in front of it.

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