Hobbs honors state wrestling champ Cameron Hernandez with proclamation

Hobbs honors state wrestling champion Cameron Hernandez

Monday, April 1 was declared “Cameron Hernandez Day” in the City of Hobbs.

The Hobbs City Commission made the declaration in honor of Cameron’s significant achievement in the sport of wrestling.

Hernandez, who was 35-1 this season, won by decision over Benjamin Valencia of Cleveland High (5A, 172 pound class) at the 2024 NMAA New Mexico Wrestling State Championship. He also earned his 100th varsity victory at the tournament, a first for a wrestler at Hobbs High since the 2016-17 season.

Cameron also plays football at Hobbs High. He started wrestling at age 8.

“Cameron is an individual that is extremely hard working, understand the process, made the hard choices, and always chose to do the right thing,” said Tyler Schnaubert, head wrestling coach at Hobbs High. “It’s not by accident he is a state champion, it’s how he lives his life.”

Cameron called becoming a state champion an “unmatched” feeling, and said he’s happy that his hard work paid off.

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