At a high school with such a rich history of quality athletics, it’s a rare event when an Eatonville athlete achieves a level of success not yet reached by past Cruisers. However, this weekend, two Eatonville wrestlers accomplished just that. Kayla Trujillo and Sadie Schier placed in the annual Mat Classic State Tournament.
For the past four years, Lady Cruisers have been inching ever closer to standing on the podium at State. In 2019, the Lady Cruisers brought home the Academic State Title as a team and for the fourth year in a row, Eatonville sent female quali?ers to the Tacoma Dome.
Kayla a senior and Sadie Schier a junior, represented the Cruisers this year.
Kayla, who was the ?rst in school history to qualify for the Mat Classic back in 2017 as a freshman. She unfortunately su?ered a dislocated elbow during the ?rst day of competition that year. Trujillo returned to the dome last season and went the furthest but fell short of placing by a single match. This season, in the 130lb weight class, Trujillo (38-6) secured her spot into the state tournament with a second place ?nish in regionals that followed a district 1st place performance just one week prior.
Sadie Schier (28-8) also represented the Cruisers in Tacoma at 135lbs. Despite being only a second year experienced wrestler, Schier has made back to back Mat Classic appearances. Schier was a district champion this season and quali?ed for Mat Classic with a 3rd place ?nish at the regional tournament.
There is no doubt that the Lady Cruisers will again improve upon this success in the coming seasons with Schier returning and several talented freshmen coming up next season from the middle school.
Kayla’s match by match results:
• Champ. Round 1 - Kayla Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 won by decision over Abigail Varady (Cedarcrest Girls) 36-7 (Dec 8-2)
• Quarterfinal - Viktorya Torres (Granger Girls) 25-2 won by tech fall over K. Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 (TF-1.5 5:12 (17-1))
• Cons. Round 2 - Kayla Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 won by fall over Andrea Jones (Toledo Girls) 6-4 (Fall 1:38)
• Cons. Round 3 – K. Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 won in sudden victory over M. Enderlin (Hanford Girls) 41-17 (SV-1 17-15)
• Cons. Semi - Hailie Holestine (Lynden Girls) 42-4 won by fall over Kayla Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 (Fall 4:20)
• 5th Place Match - Kayla Trujillo (Eatonville Girls) 37-7 won by medical forfeit over A. Varady (Cedarcrest Girls) 36-7 (M. For.)
Sadie wrestles in the 135lb weight class. She would also win her opening match by pinning Mariah Ortiz out of Bellingham HS. That would pit her up against the #1 ranked girls’ wrestler in the state and eventual state champion, Allison Blaine from Hudson’s Bay HS. Blaine would pin Schier dropping her down into the consolation bracket. Schier would then pin her next two opponents to secure a spot in the consolation semifinals to face Holly Butler out of Snohomish HS. Schier would lose the match by pin and would then wrestle for 5th/6th place against Sara Correa Cambindo from Kennewick HS. Cambindo would pin Schier in the match. Schier would take 6th place in state out of the 16 girls that qualified for the state tournament.
Sadie’s match by match results:
• Champ. Round 1 - Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 won by fall over Mariah Ortiz (Bellingham SD Girls) 28-12 (Fall 2:58)
• Quarterfinal - Allison Blaine (Hudson`s Bay Girls) 7-0 won by fall over Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 (Fall 1:38)
• Cons. Round 2 - Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 won by fall over Kali Watson (Goldendale Girls) 24-12 (Fall 0:39)
• Cons. Round 3 - Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 won by fall over Kilee Callaghan (North Central Girls) 38-7 (Fall 4:38)
• Cons. Semi - Holly Butler (Snohomish Girls) 24-6 won by fall over Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 (Fall 3:49)
• 5th Place Match - Sara C. Cambindo (Kennewick Girls) 27-12 won by fall over Sadie Schier (Eatonville Girls) 29-9 (Fall 1:50)
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