Saturday, February 2nd, your Seton Cougar wrestlers headed to districts. Not only did our mix of young, mostly second-year wrestlers show up and work, they dominated several weight classes. Our entire team should be proud of how hard they fought, how well they supported and encouraged each other, and at what an impressive showing our blue and gold made on the podium. As a team, your Seton Cougars Wrestlers, a program only in its second year took third in districts!
First, senior Amanda Fry continues to impress with her hard work and dedication. Under the coaching of Tania Redeau, she headed to Hockinson to wrestle her way to the top of the 155 lb weight class, becoming the 155 lb TriCo 1A Sub-District Champion!
13 boys traveled north to La Center. Sophomore Koen Ross and senior Anthony Kutch faced some tough competition, and while neither placed, they both performed admirably on and off the mat. They put forth remarkable effort and work to represent Seton and should be proud of their efforts.
Seton, we had quite the tournament!
Sophomore Riley Limberg faced four difficult opponents and ended up taking 6th in the 160 lb weight class.
Sophomore Eric Stover battled his way to 5th place for the 125 lb weight class.
Freshman Gabriel Page made an impressive showing at his first high school district tournament, fighting his way to 4th place in the 113 lb weight class.
Like so many of the wrestlers, sophomore Jaime Guiterrez showed incredible improvement, proving his tenacity and willingness to work by taking 4th place in the 170 lb weight class.
Junior David Carrion fought his way to 3rd place in the 145 lb weight class.
In a close final match, sophomore Alex Macca took 2nd in the 160 lb weight class.
We are proud of the efforts, behavior, and work of all our wrestlers, but what really set Seton apart this year was our FIVE first place winners.
Sophomore Paulo Vidales started the streak, setting the tone for our finalists. Despite being a first-year wrestler, Paulo has earned the nickname “Apollo” after Apollo Creed the boxer, because this young man is a champ. He sacrificed and trained like a champ, and no matter how rough his opponents were, he simply did not give up. “Apollo” Vidales earned his spot at the top of the podium, and he was our first 2019 district champion, representing for the 106 lb weight class.
Sophomore Elijah Volk brought fans from all the schools to their feet during his exciting final battle. He was down by points in the first and second rounds, but regained the lead in the final period before sealing his status as the 132 lb weigh class district champion with a pin.
Freshman Ian Campbell put himself on the high school wrestling map with three impressive wins that earned him the district champion title for the 138 lb weight class.
Freshman Christopher “CJ” Hamblin did not disappoint with his outstanding performance. With two very fast pins and a forfeit, he’s our district champion for the 145 lb weight class.
After breaking his foot at the beginning of his freshman year, Sophomore Isaac Washington fought like he had something to prove. After three tough matches, he rose to the top to claim his place as district campion of the 152 lb weight class.
Out of 13 boys, 11 placed! With districts in the books, it’s time to move on to regionals. Be sure to come out and support you Seaton wrestlers.