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Edmonds-Woodway's Rapelje captures state crown | Wrestling

Sophomore claims 3A 138-pound championship at Mat Classic XXXII

 

Last updated 3/2/2020 at 2:56pm

David R Pan

Edmonds-Woodway's Alex Rapelje celebrates winning the 3A 138-pound state title over Prairie's Jason Wilcox at Mat Classic XXXII Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Tacoma Dome.

Edmonds-Woodway's Alex Rapelje was dialed in from the opening seconds of the 3A state 138-pound boys championship match against Prairie's Jason Wilcox.

It was easy to understand why.

A week earlier, Rapelje defeated Wilcox 7-2 in the Region 2 finals, so the Edmonds-Woodway sophomore knew he had a good chance of winning.

Neither wrestler had much of an advantage in the first round, but Wilcox was awarded a point on a technical violation on Rapelje for fleeing the mat as he stumbled out of bounds, escaping a leg hold by the Prairie junior.

The Edmonds-Woodway sophomore quickly tied the score...



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