Centralia’s Antonio Campos and Jade Hudson each won individual championships at the annual White River Class on Saturday at White River High School.
Sophomore Campos, the reigning regional 120-pound champion, won the boys 120-pound weight class.
“Campos was robbed by COVID last year of a state title as a freshman,” Centralia coach Scott Phillips said. “He went 20-0 and won regionals last year. He looked great this weekend. We are very proud of his growth. The cowboy hat was part of his award.”
Hudson, who placed second at regionals last season at 105 pounds, won the 105-pound girls bracket Saturday to help the girls place fifth as a team.
Also placing for the Tigers boys in varsity was William Stinkeoway at 285 pounds (fourth), In the junior varsity bracket, Dashba Denetclaw won the 126-pound division, Izaiah Marquez was fourth at 195 pounds and Eriberto Mojica was second at 285.
On the girls side, senior Analeese McAllister placed third at 140 and Luna Martinez was fourth at 100.
We don't have a lot of numbers with our team this year due to two levy failures and COVID, but we have great kids who work hard and are very coachable,” Phillips said. “Looking forward to continued growth and improvement.”
W.F. West girls wrestling team kicked off its first tournament of the season at the annual Columbia River Invitational on Saturday at Columbia River High School.
The Bearcats had seven girls record two or more wins with no losses. Those include Elizabeth Patana, Courtney Jones, Abigail Armstrong, Kylee Breen, Shelby Hazlett, Alaina Koenig and Kallee Corey.
Senior Tristan Ridley led Adna with an individual title in the 160-pound division as the Pirates opened their season at a tournament at Ocosta High School on Saturday.
“Tristan looked solid in winning his bracket,” Adna coach Craig Ferrier said.
Freshman Ryder Calhoun placed third in the 106-pound weight class, sophomore Cameron Thomas was third at 113 pounds and freshman Kooper Moon placed fourth at 132 pounds.
We are a very young team, having one senior, one junior and 10 underclassmen,” Ferrier said. “Having said that, I was pleased with how they all wrestled. The first tournament always shows things we need to focus on in practice.”