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By Andrew Christiansen

Wilkins brings home third place medal from Mat Classic


Andrew Christiansen

NO MORE MR. NICE GUY: Kyle Wilkins puts the hurt on Chase Lam during the match for third and fourth places at Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome.

He can't pinpoint the moment when his approach to wrestling changed, but change it did for Kyle Wilkins and the result was a great performance at the State wrestling tournament, Mat Classic. Wilkins was the bright spot for Goldendale wrestling at the tournament, the only one of four competitors who came home with a medal. The fact that it was a third place medal is significant as it is one better than his brother Kurt, who was fourth two years ago. Prior to his first match last Saturday, Kyle said he wanted to finish better than Kurt. Now the pressure shifts to younger brother Bryce, who might have been at State this week were it not for an injury during practice ahead of the Regional tou...

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