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Panthers are State Champions

Taylor Hodel (157 lbs), Desi Rios (165 lbs), Alex Campos-Chambers (174 lbs) and Kenny Steers (184 lbs) win Individual Championships!

With four individual state champions, Sacramento City College ended the three-year reign by Fresno City at the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships, which took place at San Joaquin Delta College. With this being the first year a school can enter two wrestlers in one weight, the Panthers were able to advance both of their athletes to the finals at 165 pounds, which helped them earn points during the two-day tournament. They easily out-distanced the Rams, 171-133.5 in team points. Mt. San Antonio College, who had three individual state champs, came in third place with 113.5 points. Fresno City added to their state-leading total with two more champions and now have 68 champions.The championship round started with Mt. SAC winning the first two individual championships, followed by Fresno City with a pair. But that’s when the Panthers went on a run with four consecutive champions until Sierra College ended the run with a win at 197 pounds. Mt. SAC ended the night with an overtime win for their third champion.

Male Athlete of the Year: Alex Campos-Chambers

Alex Campos-Chambers capped off one of the greatest seasons in SCC wrestling history by capturing the State Championship in the 174 pound division and an overall record of 38 wins and 3 losses.  In the CCCAA State Championship meet, Alex recorded two falls in his three matches and pinned the returning State Finalist as he was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler of the State Meet.  Alex also garnered All-American honors for his efforts on the mat, but he was just as dedicated in the classroom posting a 3.77 GPA in the fall semester and was named to the CCCWCA Academic All-American Team.

Campos-Chambers helped the Panthers win back-to-back Big 8 Conference titles and was voted a 1st Team All-Big 8 Conference Selection (for the 2nd consecutive year) and was also named the Big 8 Conference Wrestler of the Year.  He set a SCC school record with 32 falls, breaking the old record (28) set back in 1970, and when combined with his 20 falls from the 2012 season, he set a new State Record with 52 falls in his junior college career.  His accomplishments this season were again recognized state-wide as he was named the CCCAA December Male Athlete of the Month.