Redmond Mustangs star wrestler Jeremy Hernandez won his third consecutive KingCo championship, earning a 12-1 win against Eastlake’s Adam Henderson in the 4A KingCo 145-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Redmond Mustangs star wrestler Jeremy Hernandez won his third consecutive KingCo championship, earning a 12-1 win against Eastlake’s Adam Henderson in the 4A KingCo 145-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Hernandez earns third consecutive individual KingCo title

For the third consecutive February Redmond Mustangs wrestler Jeremy Hernandez earned a first place finish in his weight division at the KingCo wrestling tournament.

Hernandez, who defeated Eastlake’s Adam Henderson 12-1 in the 4A KingCo 145-pound title match, reflected upon the journey it took to capture a third consecutive KingCo title on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School.

“First of all just thinking about this moment, I wouldn’t had expected it. It is a rush. I have been gone for half of the season (due to injuries). Coming back was really tough,” Hernandez said. “I’m slowly progressing. Hopefully by the time I get to state (tournament), I will have reached my peak. As far as KingCo goes, it is just another show on the road. I just got to keep going.”

Last season Hernandez captured second place in his weight class at the Mat Classic state tournament. Falling just short of standing on top spot of the podium has stuck with him.

“I want to win a state title. I think if you ask anybody else that question they are going to say the same thing, but I have been there before. I know what it feels like to lose. I’m going to try to not let that happen again,” he said.

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