Trio of North Pole Wrestlers win their weight class at Region Championship Tournament; earn trip to state tournament

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Girls Regional Championships for Wrestling were held this morning at West Valley High School.
Teams from both the 4A Mid Alaska Conference and the 3A Denali Conference were competing.
The preliminary matchups started at 9am while the finals started at around 12:30.
When it comes to team scores, the Galena Hawks were the top overall team with 96 points.
North Pole took second with 85, while Lathrop took third with 71.
Individually, three North Pole girls punched their tickets to yet another State Championship.
Kailey Fowlkes won the 106 pound class, Elizabeth Schumaker won the 113, and Raeann Jackson won the 120 pound class.
Kenya Edwards represented Hutchison and won the 132 pound class while Eielson's Nailah Bealer won the 145 pound class.
Galena earned several top finishes but their lone champions were Chiara Demientieff in the 160 pound weight class, who beat her teammate Megan Black in the title match, and Jasmine Andrews in the 220 pound class.
Delta's Calista Wright won the 182.
Up next for these girls will be the state championship tournament next weekend down in Anchorage.
For North Pole's Kailey Fowlkes, this is her third straight trip to the State tournament.
She won the 106 pound weight class for the Patriots last year and took second in 2015.
Kailey Fowlkes; Regional Champion - 106 LB Class>>: "It feels pretty good. I'm really ready for state. I've been preparing for it for a long time. I'm going for a Three-peat and I'm really excited for this year. I think we just really push each other in practice. We always partner up with each other, we also beat up on the boys in the mat room too. So we're always getting challenged and yeah we might get beaten down by them but it makes us stronger. Just our support for each other really helps us too, knowing that we're always on the side of the Mat for each other. I definitely gotta keep working to stay on top. Never just settle down. So for where I'm at I always gotta keep working to stay on top."