Sports

GIRLS WRESTLING: Crook-Meyers, Navejas cruise to titles

She admittedly didn't break a sweat.

But Kentwood's Jolene Crook-Meyers hardly needed to this past Saturday during the girls Region II wrestling tournament at Emerald Ridge High.

For the second-straight weekend, Crook-Meyers needed hardly any time to bring home a championship. The 140-pound Kentwood senior pinned three-straight opponents on Saturday, the first in 34 seconds, the second in 52 and the third in 1:08 to grab the title.

"I haven't broken a sweat yet in postseason," said Crook-Meyers, who needed a total of 1:19 to win a title the previous weekend at the sub-district tournament.

Crook-Meyers, who improved to 25-3 this season, was joined atop the podium by 152-pound teammate Antonia Navejas. Navejas, 19-0 this season and 94-20 for her prep career, also pinned three-straight opponents to earn the title.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class earned berths to Friday and Saturday's state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

Both Crook-Meyers and Navejas took second at state last year. And both enter this weekend's meet as heavy favorites to win it all.

"I would like the title and I am going to go in there and wrestle like I know how to," said Crook-Meyers.

Kent-Meridian's Elizabeth Stone, fourth at 103, was the only other female wrestler among the four Kent schools to earn a state berth.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Dec 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates