Camous an All-American

By: Matt Long
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For the second year in a row, Folsom High junior Tianna Camous is an All-American wrestler. After earning All-American status last year by placing eighth at nationals in freestyle, Camous placed sixth last month in the national folkstyle tournament in Oklahoma City, competing in the 130-pound weight class. “I’m happy to be an All-American, but I felt that I could have done better in my final match,” Camous said. “It was a long day with four matches and there was a four-hour break and I just got tired waiting.” Camous opened the tournament with a pin over Genesis Ramirez of El Paso, but then dropped a controversial 5-4 decision to Kelsey Carl of Oregon. “I got a reversal with a five-point move late in the match, but the ref never counted by near-fall points,” Camous said. Camous rebounded to win her next two matches in the consolation bracket, earning a pin over Sarah McNaughton of Utah and a 3-1 decision over Katelynn Eddy of Oregon, but then lost her last two matches. After falling to Anna McAleavey of Texas, Camous lost to Carl for a second time. “My head wasn’t into that match,” Camous said. “I just didn’t have the right mindset so I was disappointed with my performance.” Camous also competed on California’s dual meet team that defeated teams from Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida to win the dual-meet championship. Sophomore nationals Connor Pollock placed in the top-12 in the country at the Sophomore National Wrestling Championships held in Virginia. Folsom High teammates Isaias Diaz and Jordan Alleva also competed in the tournament with Diaz ending up in the top-16 in his weight class. "This was a great experience for all three and thanks to those who supported our trip," Folsom coach Mike Collier said.