North Kitsap’s Jake Velarde wins national championship

North Kitsap High School freshman Jake Velarde won the FILA Cadet National Championship in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 119-pound weight class Friday in Akron, Ohio. Velarde defeated Nathan Kraisser of Maryland, 0-6, 2-0, 1-0 in the title bout. The win qualified Velarde to be on Washington State’s national team, which will compete at the Cadet and ASICS/Vaughan Junior National Championships July 18-24 in Fargo, N.D.

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