Here are The News Tribune’s Mat Classic XXIII “Untouchables”
Ruben Navejas (112)
Kentwood (4A), Senior, 38-0
A surprise way for the Mat Classic final to start last season?
Nobody expected Navejas, the defending 4A 103-pound champion, to get pinned in the title match by Tahoma’s Steven Hopkins.
But great wrestlers redeem themselves – and Navejas did this year by beating Hopkins in Hopkins’ weight class – 119.
This 2009 national freestyle champion has answered the bell time and time again this season.
“Ruben is really tough to score on, and can score from any position,” Kentwood coach Ken Sroka said. “And he’s always in great shape.”
The holder of a 158-7 mark for his Kentwood career, he would like to wrestle at Arizona State.
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