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By Andrew Christiansen

Goldendale surprises, sends trio of juniors to mat classic


Andrew Christiansen

Zach Cully has his hand raised in victory after pinning Eduardo Ortiz in their opening match. Wilkins, Cully and Dean Enstad each used opening match victories to position themselves for State qualifying matches. All three wrestlers placed fourth in their divisions.

Dean Enstad, Kyle Wilkins and Zach Cully are headed to State. There have been great stories about the Goldendale wrestling teams over the past few years; just look to last year with the drama over Kurt Wilkins battling injury to medal at State. But, this year’s group might have topped the charts for compelling stories. Their stories are not yet complete, but Regionals were something special.

The Timberwolves had a young team this year. In fact, no seniors were on the team at the end of the season. One wrestler, Enstad had been to State in the past, but nobody else on this year’s squad was a threat at Regionals in 2012. At the start of the day on Saturday in Connell, it looked like Ens...

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