Daily Triplicate/Bill Choy
The Del Norte Youth Wrestling team had one of its strongest showings in years at the state freestyle wrestling tournament in San Jose on May 12. Left: three team members pose with their medals. From left: Landon McAlexander, 9, who earned seventh in his division; Ta-Tes Boulby, 7, who earned fourth in his division; and Ky Thomas, 12, who came in third. Wrestlers not shown who placed; Nichole Mattz, 9, finished in second; Zack Miller, 9, earned a fourth place finish, while David Plechaty, 11, and Nate Felix, 7, both garnered seventh place finishes. Roger McCovey, 16, won first place in the FFIA in the greco and freestyle events, competing against several college- age participants. McCovey is a member of the Del Norte High wrestling team and went to state this past season.
"We did really well," coach Roger Boulby said. "It's great we had half who went place."