A trio of girls from Plateau schools are ranked among the nation’s best wrestlers.
The three – Payton Stroud of White River High, Kenzie Cormier from Enumclaw and Dreakeanna Adair of Bonney Lake – found themselves in the national rankings released Jan. 31. The national list is a combined effort of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling. The list was the second of the 2017-18 season and will be updated Feb. 21, March 14, April 11, May 23 and July 11.
The ranking includes freshman through senior girls and includes athletes from all 50 states.
Stroud, a junior, is currently ranked No. 5 at 122 pounds; Cormier, a sophomore, is No. 8 at 100 pounds, and Adair, a senior, is No. 12 at 200 pounds.
The state is well represented in the national rankings, with 10 other girls making the list. They are headed by Cameron Guerin, a senior from Yakima’s Davis High School, who is ranked No. 2 at 117 pounds. Others include Viktorya Torres, sophomore, Granger High, No. 3 at 112; Kaylee Moore, junior, Naches Valley High, No. 6 at 127; Joessie Gonzales, senior, Snohomish High, No. 6, 132; Lena Flanagan, senior, Wilson High, No. 6, 152; Flor Parker-Borrero, senior, Wilson High, No. 9, 144; Ally De La Cruz, senior, Kamiak High, No. 10, 152; Mariah Stewart, senior, Federal Way High, No. 11, 225; and Hikuru Abel, senior, Ridgefield High, No. 13 at 106.