Ramos Wins First State Wrestling Title for Casteel

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Story by Perry Cohen 

Ramon Ramos made Casteel High School history at the 2018 Arizona High School Wrestling Championships.

Ramos, who is just a freshman, became Casteel’s first state wrestling champion since the school opened three years ago.

IMG_2399The 120-pound wrestler set his sights on a state championship early in the school year, making sure to never miss time on the mats.

“I would always go to practice after school,” Ramos told Sports360AZ.com. “If I needed to go to tutoring I would make sure to go in the morning so I wouldn’t miss practice. I would always be there.”

His preparation quickly made him into one of the top wrestlers in the state. The freshman champ finished his season with an undefeated 47-0 record.

Since Casteel has had such a short history, they still do not have a senior class.

Casteel’s hall of fame wrestling coach, Bob Callison, has Ramos for three more years and hopes to earn more championships in the future.