Folsom wrestler to compete in Australia

By: Matt Long
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Folsom High sophomore Tianna Camous has been invited to represent California and the United States in two wrestling tournaments in July. Camous will wrestle in the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament in Australia in the first part of the July and then compete in the Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND, later in the month. “At first I was surprised that I was asked to go, but once I found out that I was going to be able to go, I was really excited about it,” Camous said. “I’m sure I’ll be nervous when it gets closer, but I think it will be fun and a good experience for me.” Camous, 15, is coming off a strong high school wrestling season where she placed fifth in the girls’ state tournament in the 122-pound weight class. Knowing her competition at these upcoming tournaments will be strong, Camous is setting realistic goals. “I want to win at least one match at each tournament,” Camous said. With all the travel and other expenses, Camous is currently fundraising for her trip. On April 29 between 4 and 8 p.m., 20 percent of purchases at Nuyo Frozen Yogurt on E. Bidwell Street will go toward Camous, if those purchasing present the cashier with a flyer. On April 30, another fundraiser will be held at Round Table Pizza on Riley Street from 5 to 9 p.m. Again, a flyer is necessary to turn in to help Camous. Tianna’s mom, Monica, will be at both fundraisers with fliers. If anyone would like a flier e-mailed to them in advance, they can contact Monica at or at 337-3006. A tip jar is also located at Tom’s Barber Shop on Natoma Street for donations as well.