Girls Athlete of the Week

San Dimas Junior, Charlene Smith, Named 210 Prep Sports Girls Athlete of the Week

Feb 12 2024 02:35:54

Name : Charlene Smith
School : San DImas
Sport : Wrestling
Grade : Junior
Position : Heavyweight

Photos by Wilson Baldelomar

Girls Athlete of the Week:

Charlene Smith had quite a memorable week.

Last Saturday, she secured her third consecutive Valle Vista League individual title in as many tries.

Fast forward a week, and the San Dimas heavyweight found herself in the title match of the CIF-SS Northern Division Individuals.

And unlike 2022-23, Smith wasn’t going to settle for second place.

After a first-round bye, the 235-pounder claimed a tech fall victory (16-0) in round two.

Smith would then reel off three consecutive pins to secure her first individual championship.

Up next: Smith and the rest of the qualifiers from all of the CIF-SS sites will compete at this coming weekend’s two-day Masters Meet in Palm Springs.

First-Round: Bye
Second: Smith tech fall (16-0) over Janessa Gallardo (Fullerton)
Quarterfinal: Smith pinned Teagan Moise (Camarillo) at 2:56.
Semifinal: Smith pinned second-seeded Izzy Mandel (Etiwanda) at 3:50.
Championship: Smith pinned La Lomie Deramus of Hillcrest at 5:54.