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TACOMA – At the end of the night, 84 state champions were crowned at the WIAA state wrestling championships known as Mat Classic.

Seven boys – North Central's Kenndyl Mobley (126 in 3A), Tonasket's Waylon Thomas (132 in 2B/1B), Toppenish's Horatio Godinez (138 in 1A) and Abel Nava (160 in 1A), Mountain View's Christopher Hamblin (170 in 3A), Chiawana's Isaiah Anderson (195 in 4A) and Granger's Gage Cook (285 in 2B/1B) – all won their third career Mat Classic titles Saturday afternoon.

And one girl - Alivia White, of Marysville-Pilchuck - has a chance to collect a third state championship next season after her pin of Burlington Edison's Delaney Cobbs in the 190 finals.

Chiawana (4A), Mead (3A), Orting (2A), Toppenish (1A), Granger (‘B) and Toppenish girls all won team championships - with the Toppenish boys setting a tournament points record with a mind-blowing 402 points,

"We couldn't imagine doing this 10 years, five years ago, three years ago," Wildcats boys wrestling coach Pepe Segovia said. "We never thought we'd be where we are now."

Here are five highlighted matches from championship Saturday in the Tacoma Dome:

Girls 120: Moses Lake's Bianca Johnson d. White River's Anna DiCugno, 7-1

Moses Lake has been the pre-eminent high school wrestling program in the state of Washington since the 1950s, crowning state team and individual champions that crowd the wall in their school.

But maybe it was fitting the year the Chiefs' boys had no representative for the first time at Mat Classic XXXIII, it was the girls that took center stage.

In fact, Moses Lake crowned its first two state winners ever in girls wrestling just minutes apart - with Ashley Dayana Naran winning at 115, followed by team captain Bianca Johnson's triumph at 120 in the marquee matchup of the night, one that featured the two top-ranked wrestlers in the weight class.

"Glad to make history at Moses Lake as one of the first girls to win a state championship," Johnson said.

Girls 130: White River's Shelby Moore p. Marysville-Pilchuck's Juju Kilroy, 1:52

It almost seemed inevitable that Shelby Moore, the No. 1 girl in Washington - and ranked atop the nation's 122-pound class - would get her Mat Classic glory.

And she did with a convincing pin of Marysville Pilchuck's Juju Kilroy at the end of the first round.

It capped a perfect 27-0 junior season in WIAA wrestling. None of her opponents went the distance.

"Well, it's been a long time coming, and it feels so good to finally get what I wanted," Moore said. "I'm glad to follow my dad and brother’s legacy and be here wrestling my best."

Moore did talk to her older brother, Nate, a former three-time Mat Classic winner from White River, right before the finals. He is currently wrestling at Northern Colorado University.

"We talked through everything that I've prepared for, and how much this is going to be a big deal for us," she said.

Next up - training for the World Team Trials, then hopefully qualifying for the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in this summer.

2A boys 152: Pullman's Gabe Smith d. Selah's Alonzo Lopez, 6-3

You don't always get a second chance at redemption.

Last weekend at the Region IV tournament, Pullman's Gabe Smith suffered his first loss of the season - 5-2 to Selah's Alonzo Lopez in the 152 finals.

As a result, Lopez vaulted up to the top spot in Washington Wrestling Report's all-classification 152 rankings - and Smith was second.

But in the rematch Saturday, Smith left no doubt. He scored on a reversal to break a 2-2 tie with 1:35 to go, then scored extra points on a near-fall to pull away for a 6-3 victory.

As soon as his hand was raised by the mat referee, Smith hopped over the fence, ran up the stairs into the grandstands to hug all of his family members. He was clearly emotional in winning his first Mat Classic title.

"I have a great family," Smith said. "They are everything to me. They're my best friends.

"It was my last shot, and I got it done."

2A boys 160: Bremerton's Thor Michaelson d. Enumclaw's Westin Triplett, 5-2

A strange thing happened to Bremerton standout Thor Michaelson in his Mat Classic debut as a ninth grader.

He lost a 3-2 decision to Toppenish three-time state champion Kyler Romero in the final seconds on an unconventional move that had little to do with wrestling.

Romero lunged at Michaelson is almost Superman flying-like fashion to set up the match-winning takedown.

Two years later, Michaelson was locked in a late tie with Enumclaw's Westin Triplett in the 160 finals.

"Yeah, I get worried," said Lars Michaelson, his younger brother. "But (Thor) normally doesn't let stuff happen at the end."

This time, it worked out in Thor Michaelson's favor. He got a stall point to take a 3-2 lead, then finished Triplett off with a much-discussed takedown on the outer circle with 20 seconds to go to win his first Mat Classic title.

"I feel great," he said. "Relieved. Happy - definitely a mix.

"I was more nervous for me."

4A boys 195: Chiawana's Isaiah Anderson p. Kennedy Catholic's Jose Flores, 1:18

What a way for one of the most battle-tested good guys to finish his career in Washington - with a third Mat Classic title.

Chiawana's Isaiah Anderson shook of a career-jeopardizing shoulder injury to return for his senior season, then threw Kennedy Catholic's Jose Flores right to the mat in the first round for a high school finishing fall.

Oh yeah, Anderson helped get his father, Jack, a third consecutive Class 4A team title before stepping down as the only coach this Pasco-based school has ever known.

"I had two goals coming into high school - wrestle (NCAA) Division I and be a four-time state champion," Anderson said. "I didn't get (four because of 2021 tournament cancellation) ... so I had to get the next best thing."

It was a battle with Sunnyside all weekend for the 4A title, but Darion Johnson's 182 title, then Anderson's quick work closed the door.

"To be honest, I've been in the zone and intense all weekend, so I haven't gotten the change to relax," Jack Anderson said.

Will he now?

"Yes, Buffalo Wild Wings where I can smile and enjoy it," the coach said.

(Featured photo by Vince Miller)