Federal Way Spartan wrestlers perform well at tourament
The Federal Way Spartans wrestled at the competitive Northwest Ultimate Wrestler Championships for ages 5-15 last weekend.
Bringing only 13 wrestlers, half of whom were first-time wrestlers, the Spartans placed fifth out of over 61 teams. Five were crowned champions. Individual placement results are below:
Payton Graveline, Kai`Vone Cooks, Julian Clemans, Kingslee Jordan and Kayla McKinley-Johnson took first place at the tournament. Ace Carpio and Navarre Dixon placed second. Jeiza Dixon and McKinley-Johnson, competing in the boys division, placed third. Tristan Guarnes and Adrian Ulugaono placed fourth.
McKinley-Johnson, who attends Sacajawea Middle School, wrestled a total of eight matches — four boys and four girls — with most of her matches being back to back without rest. She finished the day as the girl’s division champion.