Auburn's Katrynia Todd repeats as champion | Girls Wrestling
The Auburn senior, who won at 140 pounds last year, captured the title at 137 with a pin. Sedro-Woolley won the team championship.
Seattle Times staff reporter
TACOMA — Katrynia Todd enjoys wrestling for a lot of reasons. But one is as simple as it gets.
"I'm good at it," she said with a smile.
Good enough to capture a second straight state title Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Todd, an Auburn senior who won at 140 last year, took the 137-pound girls championship with a second-round pin.
"It feels just as good as the first one," she said.
But this one took more effort.
"I had a target on my back," Todd said.
Kentwood junior Cassidy Meyers won her first title with a 4-1 decision over Burlington-Edison's Taylor Graham at 118. She's not the first in her family to win. Sister Jolene Crook-Meyers won at 140 in 2009.
"She's a big inspiration to me," Cassidy said.
Both are three-time medalists. Cassidy has a chance to be Kentwood's first two-time female champ and four-time medalist. But if that happens, she won't claim bragging rights over Jolene.
"I don't mess with her," Cassidy said. "She's a beast. I stay out of her way."
Everett's Justine Palabrica completed her climb to the top in winning the 100-pound title after placing fifth as a sophomore and third last year.
"I'm a senior, and I wanted to go out with a bang," she said.
Laura Charboneau of Stanwood also went out in style, pinning all four opponents en route to the title at 265. She placed second to Highline junior Jamila Culcleasure at 185 last year. Culcleasure suffered a broken arm just before the season and didn't return.
Charboneau vaulted Stanwood to a second-place team finish with 71.5 points. Sedro-Woolley (83) won its fourth crown. Fife (70) was third and White River (64) fourth.
• Freshman Arian Carpio of Beamer took an unbeaten record into the 106-pound final, then lost 4-2 to Winlock junior Rachel Archer. Archer won at 103 last year.