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McCamish is 2nd girl in state history to win conference title

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Avon’s Jessica McCammish became just the 2nd wrestler in state history to win an individual conference championship.

SUFFIELD, Feb. 11, 2012 — Avon HIgh’s Jessica McCamish (106) became the second girl in state history to win a league championship in wrestling when she won the 106 pound title at the NCCC Tournament on Sunday.

McCamish (17-4) pinned Somers’ Christian Andrade in 3:44 to win the title. The first girl to win a conference title was Housatonic’s Juliet Lyon, who won a Berkshire League title in 1997 at 103 pounds.

McCamish (17-4) went to the NCCC finals as a freshman and lost. She missed her sophomore year after a knee injury. She has been slowed this year with an arm injury and has been wrestling with torn ligaments in her elbow.

“She is fighting through the pain,” Avon coach John McLaughlin said. “She is a very smart wrestler and she has been very focused.”

As an eighth grader, McCamish was a USA Wrestling national champion in the middle school division. She will wrestle in the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association New England and national championship tournaments this summer.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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