Quincy Senior wrestler Xochitl Tafoya beat all the opponents in her class, taking the tournament title for her weight class and two others placed in the top three.
North Central Region’s regional culminating tournament for girls and boys wrestling was held at Tonasket on June 17.
Tafoya made her way through an eight wrestler bracket in the 100-pound weight class to eventually beat Marysol Flores of Ephrata in the championship match. Tafoya had only lost one match the entire season. She was also named 2021 Caribou Trail League
All-Conference First Team.
Junior Gloria Ramirez took third place in the 120-pound weight class.
Freshman Michelle Acevedo took third place in the 135-pound weight class.
Ramirez and Acevedo were both named to 2021 Caribou Trail League
All-Conference Second Team
“This season was exceptional. It wasn’t paced out like a regular season; it was a sprint from start to finish and all of the athletes were ready for that. Everyone who was a part of this year’s season was there because they were ready for something fast and intensive and that is what was delivered,” said Coach Devan Silva. “I am immensely proud at how willing our younger athletes were to push themselves mentally and physically to learn quickly and compete at a high level and I am honored by the mentality that our returning athletes brought into this season. We were able to accomplish a season’s worth of athletic growth in a greatly reduced amount of time and that is largely due to in part to the readiness of these fine athletes to struggle, persevere, and leave the mat room a better wrestler than they came into it as on a daily basis.”
The tournament featured 16 total schools; Quincy, Tonasket, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, Cashmere, Chelan, Ephrata, Lake Roosevelt, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Royal, Wahluke, Warden, Pateros, Manson and Cascade.