TACOMA Friday, Feb. 18 Tayler Odneal won his opening round bout at 160 pounds at Mat Classic XXIII in the Tacoma Dome by pinning Chris Cole of Cascade Christian. Odneal then was defeated by Tanner Johnson of Riverside in match number 188 by a score of 14-0. He will next face Levi Shipman of Castle Rock at 8:40 p.m. in match number 261 on mat number three. Shipman defeated Ethan Colbert of Okanogan.
Odneal advanced with an overwhelming 16-1 technical fall over Shipman. Saturday, Feb. 19 Odneal was defeated by Chase Fuson of Lakeside in bout number 319 by a score of 13-4. Odneal, who placed sixth last year at 160 pounds, was edged by Dustin Silverthorn of Tonasket 4-3 and finished eighth.
Dylan Short was pinned in his opening bout at 285 pounds in 2:59 by Colby Mead of Riverside. He then defeated James Reedy-Capp from Meridian 6-5 in match number 221.
Saturday, Feb. 20 Short defeated Josh Aho from Zillah 6-3. He was then pinned with two seconds remaining in the first round by Tyson Brook of Connell. Short defeated a familiar opponent, Kyle Orth from Castle Rock by a score of 6-2 for seventh place. Short had beaten Orth twice and lost once, including a win for third place at district last weekend.