Camacho Moves Onto The Quarters
NC State 125 Jakob Camacho is headed to the quarter finals.
While CT native Joe Accousti was eliminated early on, the other Connecticut wrestler is still alive and well. Jakob Camacho, a 2018 Danbury high grad is seeded 6th in the NCAA tournament and is proving why he should have been seeded higher.
In his first match, he beat Gage Curry from American University 21-9 and then went onto beat the number eleven seed, freshman Dylan Ragusin 10-8 in the round of 16.
Camacho in high school won three State Titles, the 2018 FloNationals, and the 2017 Super 32 Finals. He missed his senior season as a Hatter due to an injury but it gave him time to recover and prepare for collegiate competition.
In the 2018-2019 season, he redshirted and compiled a record of 26-3 as an unattached wrestler. Then, in 2019-2020, he won the ACC Finals and was named Outstanding Wrestler.
This season, he lost in the ACC Finals to Virginias Sam Latona, and if the bracket shakes up the right way, they could wrestle in the semifinals.
Fingers crossed that the CT born Camacho can make the finals and shine light on how legit CT high school wrestling is.