Two Winlock Wrestlers Bring Home Title
Rachel Archer and Marco Bautista won individual wrestling titles in the WIAA Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday.
This was Archer's third state title and in her first two rounds wrestled only 76 seconds, resulting in two pins. In the semi-final match against Cynthia Rameriz of Quincy, Archer was able to pin her after a little more than three minutes of wrestling. She finally defeated Kassi Strano of Battleground 15-0 in the final.
Bautista won his first two matched convincingly with 19-4 and 16-2 bouts, but faced a close opponent in the final. Bautista prevailed 8-5 in the trophy event.
Winlock's Tony Raupp placed third after dropping his first match of the day on Friday while Kelsey Jones took 7th in the competition.
Rachel Archer of Winlock is crowned with her latest girls state wrestling championship. Photo by Katia Hudson.