The future is bright for wrestling in Del Norte County.
Del Norte youth wrestler Aldaron McCovey, 8, competes at the Redwood Classic wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Del Norte High School. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte Youth Wrestling team put on a show at the Redwood Classic freestyle wrestling tournament, held Saturday in Del Norte High School’s Thunen Gymnasium. The young Warriors finished first in the team competition, ahead of seven teams from Humboldt County. Wrestlers from Oregon and across Northern California also competed in the tournament.
“We’re really proud of the way things are going,” Del Norte Youth Wrestling coach Roger Boulby said. “The kids are doing very well. They’re tough.”
The victory marks the second championship for the young Warriors on the season, following a team title at a tournament in Arcata.
Other team members that participated in Saturday’s tournament were: Ryley Deshon, Alex Dodson, Caleb Dodson, Deegan Donahue, Sherrick Cron II, Zane Ridenour, Carson Taylor, Brody Mattz, Takota Brittain, Brandon Charles, Robert Kelsey and Andy Hunt.