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Rainier's Brody Klein celebrates after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

TACOMA — Rainier High School’s Brody Klein capped off a stellar season with his first state title on Saturday at Mat Classic XXXII.

Klein found his way to the penultimate position on the podium with a 10-6 win over Abram Foreman, of Kalama, in the 160-pound finals. It was not the first time the league foes have clashed this season in their matching orange and black singlets, and Klein managed to even up the outcomes on the biggest stage.

“It feels great. It’s not my win. I give it all to (God). He allowed me to do all of it, and I’m just showing what he gave me,” Klein said.

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Brody Klein gestures to the sky after advancing to the state title bout. 

Even with a large point advantage while time wound down, Klein was able to keep his emotions in check, neither taking victory for granted nor letting doubt creep into his mind.

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Rainier's Brody Klein celebrates after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

“I figured since it was the last match I was ever going to wrestle, I might as well just have fun so the nerves just went out the window. I figured win or lose I was going to have fun doing it,” Klein noted. “He’s such a good wrestler that you never really have it wrapped up. You’ve just got to wrestle a little smarter when you’re up by that many. and it worked out in my favor.”

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Brody Klein stands atop the podium at the Mat Classic. 

The freshly crowned champion from Rainier wound up in the title tilt after besting Lucas Reuwsaat, of Darrington, in the semifinals. On Friday, Klein dropped Seth Baugher, of Oroville, with a pin in the second period.

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Brody Klein wrestles during the Mat Classic. 

“It doesn’t matter what sport he’s in, Brody works super hard. He gets up in the morning and works out. He works out hard at practice. He’s one of those kids who it doesn’t matter what he’s doing, he’s all out. It’s pretty fun to sit in a chair and watch a guy like that,” said Rainier coach Chris Holterman. “A lot of people deserve (a state title), but you’ve got to go out and earn it. Nobody is going to give it to you. That’s the fourth time those guys have wrestled and they’re now 2-2. The only losses Brody has had are to that kid, so he’s a quality opponent.”

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Tenino's Robert Marti took fifth place in the 220-pound class. 

Tenino’s Robert Marti woke up on Saturday with dreams of a state title but lost his 220-pound semifinal match 7-6 when he was unable to flip Richard Rivas-Gutierrez as time ran out. Marti then fell 4-1 to Levi Harlan (NOOK) before bouncing back with a second period pin over Cristobal Alejandre of Zillah to claim fifth place.

Jamiah Christin, of Tenino, entered the Tacoma Dome as a semifinalist but dropped three straight matches to finish sixth at 115 pounds.

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Jamiah Christin, of Tenino

Back in the 1B/2B world, Jayson Ducey, of Rainier, finished in sixth place at 106 pounds.

1A/2B Wrestling: Brody Klein Caps Stellar Season With State Title; Rainier, Tenino Grapplers Place

 Jayson Ducey, of Rainier, finished in sixth place at 106 pounds.

Full results for Rainier and Tenino wrestlers are below. This story will be updated in this week’s edition of Nisqually Valley News.

Rainier High School

1B/2B 106

Jayson Ducey (5-4) placed 6th and scored 10.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 won by major decision over Bradlee Erickson (Mary Walker) 22-17 (MD 14-6)

Quarterfinal - Colton Jackson (Lake Roosevelt) 4-1 won by fall over Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 (Fall 0:44)

Cons. Round 2 - Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 won by fall over Brandon Davis (Lind-Ritzville) 5-3 (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Round 3 - Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 won by decision over Tyson Portmann (Willapa Valley) 5-3 (Dec 12-9)

Cons. Semi - Isaac Rodriguez (Mabton) 6-2 won by decision over Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 (Dec 6-0)

5th Place Match - Gavin Sell (North Beach) 20-9 won by tech fall over Jayson Ducey (Rainier) 5-4 (TF-1.5 3:46 (17-1))

1B/2B 113

Levi Swann (2-4) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Iree Goodman (Almira Coulee Hartline) 5-3 won by fall over Levi Swann (Rainier) 2-4 (Fall 1:29)

Cons. Round 1 - Levi Swann (Rainier) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Levi Swann (Rainier) 2-4 won by fall over Braydon Rauscher (Kalama) 2-3 (Fall 2:50)

Cons. Round 3 - Malachi Taylor (Ilwaco) 20-11 won by fall over Levi Swann (Rainier) 2-4 (Fall 1:53)

1B/2B 132

Collin Davis (2-4) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tristen Wood (Almira Coulee Hartline) 7-4 won by decision over Collin Davis (Rainier) 2-4 (Dec 6-1)

Cons. Round 1 - Collin Davis (Rainier) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Rielan Bretz (Tonasket) 7-2 won by fall over Collin Davis (Rainier) 2-4 (Fall 1:17)

1B/2B 132

Joe Gerrish (2-3) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Joe Gerrish (Rainier) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Damen Jager (Republic/Curlew) 6-7 won by fall over Joe Gerrish (Rainier) 2-3 (Fall 3:58)

Cons. Round 2 - Joe Gerrish (Rainier) 2-3 won by major decision over Dominik Jerome (North Beach) 15-21 (MD 13-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Rielan Bretz (Tonasket) 7-2 won by fall over Joe Gerrish (Rainier) 2-3 (Fall 2:44)

1B/2B 152

Julian Hambly (2-4) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jeshua Cwik (Liberty (Spangle)) 7-5 won by major decision over Julian Hambly (Rainier) 2-4 (MD 9-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Julian Hambly (Rainier) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Darian Range (Oroville) 7-2 won by major decision over Julian Hambly (Rainier) 2-4 (MD 10-2)

1B/2B 160

Brody Klein (6-1) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brody Klein (Rainier) 6-1 won by fall over Skyler Henry (Davenport) 5-4 (Fall 3:20)

Quarterfinal - Brody Klein (Rainier) 6-1 won by decision over Seth Baugher (Oroville) 6-1 (Dec 7-6)

Semifinal - Brody Klein (Rainier) 6-1 won by fall over Lucas Reuwsaat (Darrington) 6-3 (Fall 5:53)

1st Place Match - Brody Klein (Rainier) 6-1 won by decision over Abram Foreman (Kalama) 5-1 (Dec 10-6)

Tenino High School

1A 220

Robert Marti (5-2) placed 5th and scored 12.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Robert Marti (Tenino) 5-2 won by major decision over Jarad Barth (Granite Falls) 4-5 (MD 11-2)

Quarterfinal - Robert Marti (Tenino) 5-2 won by decision over Kevin Dominguez (Royal) 39-12 (Dec 5-3)

Semifinal - Richard Rivas-Gutierrez (Vashon Island) 18-9 won by decision over Robert Marti (Tenino) 5-2 (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Semi - Levi Harlan (Nooksack Valley) 22-3 won by decision over Robert Marti (Tenino) 5-2 (Dec 4-1)

5th Place Match - Robert Marti (Tenino) 5-2 won by fall over Cristobal Alejandre (Zillah) 15-12 (Fall 2:36)

Girls 115

Jamiah Christin (22-9) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jamiah Christin (Tenino Girls) 22-9 won by decision over Alanna Haney (Chiawana Girls) 23-11 (Dec 3-1)

Quarterfinal - Jamiah Christin (Tenino Girls) 22-9 won by decision over Jenna Beddow (White River Girls) 41-11 (Dec 6-5)

Semifinal - Iyazely Barraza (Othello Girls) 29-7 won by fall over Jamiah Christin (Tenino Girls) 22-9 (Fall 5:03)

Cons. Semi - Bianca Johnson (Moses Lake Girls) 46-7 won by major decision over Jamiah Christin (Tenino Girls) 22-9 (MD 14-2)

5th Place Match - Natasha Puzon (Enumclaw Girls ) 34-9 won by fall over Jamiah Christin (Tenino Girls) 22-9 (Fall 4:23)

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Rainier's Brody Klein celebrates after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Rainier's Brody Klein celebrates after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Brody Klein wrestles an opponent at the Mat Classic.

1A/2B Wrestling: Brody Klein Caps Stellar Season With State Title; Rainier, Tenino Grapplers Place

Tenino's Robert Marti took fifth place in the 220-pound class. 

1A/2B Wrestling: Brody Klein Caps Stellar Season With State Title; Rainier, Tenino Grapplers Place

Brody Klein gestures to the sky after advancing to the state title bout. 

1A/2B Wrestling: Brody Klein Caps Stellar Season With State Title; Rainier, Tenino Grapplers Place

 Jayson Ducey, of Rainier, finished in sixth place at 106 pounds.

1A/2B Wrestling: Brody Klein Caps Stellar Season With State Title; Rainier, Tenino Grapplers Place

Brody Klein wrestles during the Mat Classic. 

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Brody Klein stands atop the podium at the Mat Classic. 

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Images from the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Gage Nelson wrestles during the title match of the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Gage Nelson takes second during the title match of the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Jamiah Christin, of Tenino

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Rainier's Brody Klein wrestles for a state title during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Rainier's Brody Klein wrestles for a state title during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Rainier's Brody Klein wrestles for a state title during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Images from the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Rainier's Brody Klein hugs his coach after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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Rainier's Brody Klein poses with coaching staff after his first place victory during the State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Tacoma Dome.

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