Winter Sports Summary
Winter Sports Summary
Posted on 04/01/2016
Student athletes excelled this winter with two teams winning state academic championships and two individual first-place titles in wrestling.
 
Seven teams across the district won a WIAA Outstanding Academic Team Award for achieving a combined GPA of over 3.5 for the entire team.
 
 "It truly serves as a tribute to each team's dedication and hard work," stated Rick Wells, director of athletics, health, and fitness. "I personally want to say WELL DONE to coaches and athletes on such distinguished achievements and on reaching such a pinnacle point."
 
Emerald Ridge High School Gymnastics won South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South League Champions.
 
Emerald Ridge High School's Boys Basketball coach, Pat Mullen, won SPSL South Coach of the Year.
 
Rogers High School Girls Wrestling won SPSL Tournament Champions, as well as 2016 4A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Academic State Champions. The teams cumulative GPA was 3.57.
  
Rogers High School Gymnastics won 2016 4A WIAA Academic State Champions. The teams cumulative GPA was 3.82.
Rogers High School Bowling team won West Central District Champions.
 
Rogers High School Special Olympics Unified Basketball won SW District Champions 
(8-0).
 
Rogers High School's Girls Basketball coach, Amy Looker, won SPSL South Coach of the Year.
 
Puyallup High School senior Jordyn Bartelson earned her fourth state wrestling title with a pin at the WIAA 4A State Wrestling Championship at the Tacoma Dome. Bartelson became the first wrestler in Puyallup School District history and the second in state history to claim four state wrestling titles.
 
Puyallup High School junior, Josh Franich, took first place in state in the 132 pound weight class at the WIAA 4A State Wrestling Championship. Josh did not have a single point scored against him during the State Wrestling Championship.
 
Puyallup High School senior Kate Jacobsen won Class 4A West Central District III championship in Gymnastics. Jacobsen became Puyallup School District's first all-around winner in more than 15 years.
 
The athletes were recognized for their outstanding achievements by Rick Wells at the March 7 Puyallup School Board meeting at Stahl Junior High.