“On December 14th our Clairemont wrestling program hosted the 4th annual Lady Chieftains invitational with 226 female wrestlers from San Diego County. With a seventeen percent increase in participation, the tournament was the largest to-date for Clairemont and one of the largest in San Diego County. Although our Lady Chieftains were not one of the biggest teams in the tournament (we only entered 8 of 14 weight classes), they pulled off a big win by placing 1st over 42 other teams with the five of the top six teams having full or almost full line-ups.
On top of the 1st place win for the team, six of our eight lady chieftains also had individual placements. Adriana Petkova, Laura Cruz, Wendoly Sepulveda and Gabi Rine all took 3rd place, while Cati Yañez took 2nd place and our girls team captain, Juliana Villa won the 116lb weight class.
It was the first time our girls have pulled off a win at our very own tournament and is a good sign for this small teams possibilities at making it to the State Championships in February! The team is still looking for more girls to join before the January 15th deadline so if any one is interested come on out be part of this great group of athletes!”