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The WSU Cougar Wrestling Team traveled to Allen, Texas for the NCWA National Wrestling Tournament on March 9 through March 12, 2017.  Nine (9) WSU Cougar Wrestlers qualified for Nationals two weeks prior at the NCWA Northwest Conference Championships held in Aberdeen, Washington where the WSU Cougar Wrestlers placed 2nd as a team.  Representing our WSU Cougar Wrestlers at the national tournament were the following:

133 lbs.         Sophomore        HUNTER HANEY

141 lbs.         Senior           ROBERT MENDOZA

149 lbs.         Senior           JERDON HELGESON

149 lbs.         Freshman         TOMMY HERZ

165 lbs.         Sophomore        ZACH VOLK

174 lbs.         Senior           JASON NICHOLSON

184 lbs.         Freshman         TUCKER HANSON

235 lbs.         Freshman         MIKE HUSCUSSON

285 HWT          Senior           XAVIER HENDERSON

The WSU Cougar Wrestling Team took 11th Place out of 30 Teams at Nationals. 

Cougar Wrestler HUNTER HANEY in the 133 lb. weight class came home with a BRONZE METAL/3RD PLACE Finish which crowned him WSU's 4TH ALL-AMERICAN WRESTLER! 

The WSU Cougar Wrestling Team had three ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS

133 lbs. HUNTER HANEY

165 lbs. ZACH VOLK

 

 

The coaching staff of Kevin Poitra, Phil Burnett and Nate Williams would like to thank the parents and families for their support and the student athletes who represented WSU Cougar Wrestling with First Class Pride!  Go WSU Cougar Wrestling!

For 2017-2018 WSU Wrestling, contact our Coaching Staff Kevin Poitra 509-432-5300 and Phil Burnett 206-255-0795

 

FORMER EHS STUDENT TAKES

3RD AT NATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

FOR WSU COUGAR WRESTLING TEAM

 

Former EHS 126 lb. 2015 State Champion Hunter Haney who now wrestles for WSU Cougar Wrestling Team took 3rd Place last weekend at the NCWA National Wrestling Tournament in Allen, Texas which makes him WSU's 4th All-American Wrestler!  Haney also achieved Academic All American status.

 

Haney, a Sophomore at WSU, was 6-1 in the Tournament with 4 Pins and 2 Decision.  Haney beat three very tough opponents from Penn State, Richmond and Florida University to capture the Third Place finish.  During the medal round on Saturday, Haney along with his 8 WSU Cougar Wrestling teammates, Robert Mendoza, Jerdon Helgeson, Tommy Herz, Zach Volk of Fife HS, Jason Nicholson, Tucker Hanson of Puyallup HS, Mike Huscusson and Xavier Henderson,  finished 11th as a team just 4 points shy of the Top 10 Team.

 

In order to qualify for the National Tournament, Haney went 4-0 with four 1st round pins at the NCWA Conference Tournament hosted by Grays Harbor College.  The WSU Cougar Wrestling Team took 2nd place at the NCWA Northwest Conference Championships.

 

For 2017-2018 Wrestling at WSU, contact WSU Coaching Staff Kevin Poitra 509-432-5300 and

Phil Burnett 206-255-0795.

 

 

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