By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

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 sa...



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