WRS: Lampe wins 3rd league title; Cox, Sorenson also take crowns

Three Dos Pueblos wrestlers won Channel League titles on Saturday at the league finals. Posing after the tournament are Joseph Lampe, assistant coach Ati Conner, 120-pound champion Chad Lampe, 113-pound champion Cameron Cox,and 126-pound champion Nico Sorenson, and head coach Anthony Califano.

Three Dos Pueblos wrestlers won Channel League titles on Saturday at the league finals. Posing after the tournament are, from left, Joseph Lampe, assistant coach Ati Conner, 120-pound champion Chad Lampe, 113-pound champion Cameron Cox,and 126-pound champion Nico Sorenson, and head coach Anthony Califano.

Chad Lampe completed a rare feat for a Channel League wrestler: winning a third straight individual league title.

The Dos Pueblos senior made it 3-for-3 by capturing the 120-pound weight class title Saturday at the league finals at Ventura High.

Also winning titles for Dos Pueblos were sophomore Cameron Cox at 113 pounds and senior Nico Sorenson at 126 pounds.

Cox pinned Buena?s Johnathan Morales in the first period of the 113-pound final. It was sweet revenge for Cox, who lost to Morales in last year?s final. He was named the lower weight MVP.

Lampe scored early and won a 14-4 decision against Buena?s Fabian Aguilera. Lampe was named the league?s Most Valuable Wrestler.

“It feels great being a league champ but doing it three times is something else and something I will always remember.” Lampe told Presidio Sports. “It feels awesome. It is almost unexplainable how it feels. Being a three-time league champ means a lot to me; it is a stepping stone that is?showing me that my hard work is paying off.”

Other DP wrestlers who qualified for the CIF Individual Championships were Wynter Triplett (second at 106), Eden Martinez (second at 138), Jake Uyesaka (second at 145), Paul Sinicrope (second at 152) and Andy Garcia (third at 172). Fourth-place finishers and CIF alternates were Jeffy Uyesaka (132), Alex Garcia (160), Shane Brown (182) and Ivan Govea (285).

The CIF Individual Championships is the first step on the road to the State Tournament, something Lampe is hoping to ?reach for the first time.

“In order to reach the state meet, I will have to stay focused every day in practice and keep my eye on the prize,” he said. “I need to stay healthy and keep training the way I have all season.”
Lampe will compete in the postseason at 120 pounds. He has wrestled this season at 120, 126 and 132 pounds.
“Right now I feel great wrestling at 120. I don’t really feel any different than wrestling at 126. If anything I feel stronger and faster at 120,” he said.
His main competition in the Southern Section figures to be Dustin Kirk of Elsinore.
“He has beat me twice this year, and I am looking to put an end to that in two weeks,” said Lampe.

San Marcos qualified six wrestlers for the postseason at the Channel League finals: David Morales, Aloha Rodriguez, Frank Carmona, Juan Barreto, Christian Garcia, and Diego Batalla.

Santa Barbara?s Polo Torres (160) and Canyon Gutierrez (182) also advanced to CIF.

Team champion Buena led the way at the meet with six individual champions.

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