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Goldendale wrestlers hit the mats in tough opening tournament


Jaryd Cline

Goldendale's Isaiah Rowley, top, works for the pin during a heavyweight bout during Saturday's Davis Invitational in Yakima.

It was a tough way to open the season, but that's what Goldendale wrestling head coach Matt Dumolt wanted for his group of young and inexperienced grapplers.

The Wolves wrestling squad hit the mats for the first time this year on Saturday at the Davis Invitational in Yakima, a 14-team tournament comprised mostly of Class 3A and 4A schools.

"We were definitely up against some really tough competition at this tournament," Dumolt said.

Although it was a rough day on the mats for many Timberwolves, Dumolt said he likes to schedule tough matches at the beginning of the season so his kids can get an early taste of what it's like to wrestle in the postseason.

"I like to start off the season...

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