Stephen Camden and Wyatt Eakins are leading the young and courageous Washougal High School wrestlers into the next generation.
“It’s not just going to be about this year for this group, but also the years to come,” Camden said. “We want to leave an impression on these wrestlers and build a platform for future generations to follow.”
Camden snagged a sixth-place medal at the state meet last season. Eakins said nothing is going to stand in the way of him wrestling at the Tacoma Dome in February. Both seniors have sophomore sisters who are making their mark on the program.
“When people see a Washougal wrestler, they see somebody who is hard working, intelligent, intense, strong, loyal, respectful and kind,” Eakins said. “Wrestling is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. You never give up in wrestling, just like you never give up in life.”
Washougal finished in fourth place at a Dec. 1 tournament in Estacada, Ore. Camden captured the 170-pound championship medal. Jacob Brown took second place, Zach Oster and Matt Leifson earned third place, and Eakins, Roger Polanco and Tanner Baldwin settled for fourth place.