Newark Memorial Cougars Score Big in Wrestling Championships

Several NMHS students placed high in last weekend's wrestling championships, and will move on to the state championships in Bakersfield on March 2-3.

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finished in sixth place out of more than 80 teams at the North Coast Section Wrestling Championships, held at Newark Memorial High this past weekend.

The team would like to say - thank you to the many faithful and hard-working volunteers who made this event such a huge success.

The Cougars were led by three-time NCS Champion, 160-pounder Victor Pereira. Jake Smith (126) placed second and Jacob Pratt (138) finished in fourth.  

All three will be representing NMHS at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, March 2-3.  

Trevor Hubby (145) also wrestled very well and placed fifth.

A special congratulations to NMHS athletic director Rich Swift, who was named the 2012 North Coast Section Wrestling Honor Coach for his outstanding contributions to high school wrestling.

Lady Cougar wrestler Erica Contreras also gave an impressive showing at the CIF State Girls Wrestling Tournament, placing fourth at 154 pounds  

Congratulations Erica and Coach Choate!

Patricia February 29, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Congratulations wrestlers! Good job! Go gettum in Bakersfield!
Jennifer Hicklin February 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Go getum Cougars! Great job to all the athletes who didn't place as well and to all the coaches who volunteer so much of their lives to our program!


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