Eleven Advance to NCS Wrestling Tournament

Mariana Aguirre, Staff Writer

After wrestling won the DFAL team title, eleven members moved on to the NCS tournament, the highest number of Cougars ever to advance.

League individual champs Grant Smith, Alex Mirante, Chris Wellbrook and Jackson Haggulund were among those who moved on.  The large contingent of Campo wrestlers helped them compile enough points to finish third in the section meet.

Grant Smith said, “Third at NCS– It’s the first time a Campo team has ever done that.”

Although the team did not advance to the State Championships, they are content with the season. Coach Tom Renno said, “They all wrestled hard so… No disappointment.”

Wellbrook said that League and NCS competition results were “a testament to all the hard work throughout the season… We’re a band of brothers that help each other out when someone gets down, just there for each other.”