Congratulations to Senior Michelle Camacho for winning the CIF Eastern Division Individual Championships (143) this past Saturday at Hillcrest HS. Michelle is looking to become a 2-time CIF State Qualifier and this coming Friday and Saturday she will be competing at Roosevelt HS in the CIF Master’s Meet. Michelle has been nearly perfect this season suffering only 1 loss that happened to be in a championship match. Michelle didn’t need the extra incentive as she has the lasting memory of State last year but since that loss, Michelle has been on a mission to not only go back to State but win a State Title for herself, family, Carter Girls Wrestling, and her school. Michelle is now a 2-time CIF Regional Champion and currently ranked 3rd for her weight class in Southern California!
Not far behind Michelle is Junior Anna Castro. This past weekend Anna also won the CIF Eastern Individual Championships (160). Anna is now a 3-time CIF Regional Champion and currently ranked 2nd in her weight class for all of Southern California! Anna has had a great mentor to look up to in Michelle and see to is on a mission. Both young ladies practice together and push each other each day! They are just like sisters and have built an unbreakable bond. They are each other’s biggest fans and want to see each other have success. Let’s also not forget about Senior Jocelyn Lopez who finished 5th at the CIF Eastern Division Individual Championships and will also wrestle this coming weekend in the CIF Master’s Tournament.
Coach Steven Chavez said from the beginning of the season that he felt Michelle and Anna had the best chance to reach State based on their performance last year and this fall. Well, looks like to we have a chance for 3 to advance this weekend. So far Coach Chavez has been right on with his predictions and now we wait for this weekend to see how our Carter Lions fair. Good luck to our 3 young ladies and coaching staff this weekend at Roosevelt HS!