|Local grappler comes up big|
|Written by Don Mann|
|Tuesday, 24 July 2012 07:58|
Woodinville's Ryan Christensen won the 170-pound Cadet National Championship in freestyle wrestling at the USA Wrestling 2012 ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet Nationals in Fargo, ND last week, defeating Chandler Rogers of Spokane in the bracket of 51 wrestlers from 25 states.
Earlier in the week he finished second to Rogers in Greco-Roman competition.
With first and second place finishes, Christensen, 16, became an All-American and a member of the USA National Wrestling Team. In 15 combined matches he went 13-2 with two pins.
This past season, as a sophomore, Christensen placed second in state in Class 4A at 160 pounds, dropping a 7-4 decision to Rogers of Mead in the finals at the Tacoma Dome.