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Menlo-Atherton wrestler wins a state title

Original post made on Feb 28, 2022

Menlo-Atherton senior Alexia Benoussan became Menlo-Atherton’s third girls state wrestling champion when she beat Los Gatos’ Veloria Pannell, 5-2, in the final round of the 131 bracket Saturday at Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 27, 2022, 3:05 PM

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Posted by Jennifer Raymond
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 28, 2022 at 9:50 am

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Congratulations, Ella!!!! You rock.


Posted by Samuel L
a resident of Meadow Park
on Feb 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm

Samuel L is a registered user.

Jaurequi was not only unranked in the nation coming into the tournament, she wasn't even seed in this tournament. She had to knock of the 2, 3 and 7 seeds to get into the finals against a probable future olympian, Jennifer Soto, in the finals.

Both this weight class and Benssousan's class at 131 featured finals matches with 2 CCS wrestlers. Pannell of LG also came in unseeded and made it to the finals.

It's good to see M-A take pride in their girls' wrestling program. Would be nice to see other schools take note and follow their example.

California does not have different classes for schools in wrestling. Each weight competes against everyone else in the state at your weight. Winning a state wrestling title in CA is one of the toughest accomplishments in high school sports nationwide. Making the tournament is hard enough. Placing in the top 8 is a huge achievement.

Everyone that made it to Bakersfield worked extremely hard to get there.

Congratulations to all.


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