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“Step to me and get pinned, son!” (Photos courtesy Sean LeVine)

The only thing keeping Izzy LeVine out of the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame is she took her wrestling mat and moved to Arizona.

Older sisters Micky and Jae, and dad Sean were all inducted into my digital shrine during their Coupeville days, while mom Joline is the true MVP.

And who knows? If Izzy keeps thrashing folks, we might have to bend the rules a bit and let her in as well.

For now, the youngest in the family is a freshman at Casteel High School in Chandler Heights, Arizona, where she’s a member of the girls’ wrestling team.

Over the weekend Izzy won three of five matches at the state championships, finishing 7th in her weight class.

Casteel’s female grapplers claimed 3rd in the team standings, while the school’s coach was tabbed as a Coach of the Year winner.

During the LeVine family’s time in Coupeville, mom and pops both worked for the hospital, dad coached successful soccer squads, and Micky and Jae both earned CHS diplomas.

Former Coupeville supernova Izzy LeVine (third from right), with her Arizona wrestling teammates.

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Step to Izzy LeVine on the mat and you’ll regret it. (Photos courtesy Sean LeVine)

Casteel High School rules the wrestling world.

The youngest is making her mark.

Former Whidbey Island resident Izzy LeVine, sister of Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Famers Micky and Jae, rules the wrestling mats in Arizona these days.

Now a freshman at Casteel High School in Chandler Heights, the young woman who told me I should write about her and not her sisters back when she was in elementary school, continues to soar.

Her latest achievement?

Winning four of five matches Wednesday to claim 2nd place in the 120-pound division at the Fierce Filly Showdown.

Izzy’s wins all came by pins, and she helped Casteel claim the team title from a field of 14 schools.

Her recent run of excellence comes on the heels of a standout performance at the Jerry Benson Tournament in Buckeye, Arizona earlier in the month.

Casteel topped 30 other teams at that event, with Izzy going 5-1, again claiming all of her wins by pins.

The LeVine family, which is headed up by parents Sean and Joline, lived in Coupeville for 14 years.

Mom and pops both worked for the hospital, dad coached highly successful girls’ soccer squads, and Micky and Jae both earned CHS diplomas.

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