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Phillips brings home state medal

Colfax freshman finishes fifth at Mat Classic wrestling tournament

On Feb. 18, Colfax High School freshman Cooper Phillips took fifth place in the 1B/2B boys 120-lb. wrestling bracket at the Mat Wrestling Classic state tournament in Tacoma.

Phillips was the lone wrestler representing the Bulldogs at the Classic. Phillips medaled as a freshman, already an impressive accomplishment made all the more impressive given the fact that other 1B/2B schools allow eighth-graders to participate in wrestling, while Colfax doesn’t – making Phillips a medalist in a bracket with a year of high school wrestling experience over him.

“It was pretty cool,” Phillips said. “I’ve h...


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