Name: Peyton Kilber

Grade: Sophomore

Weight class: 132 

Age: 16

Birthday: September 6

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Favorite Subject: English

Favorite teacher: Mrs. K

Favorite quote: Pain is weakness leaving the body 

Paso Robles sophomore 132-pound wrestler Peyton Kilber is our Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press Boys Wrestler Of The Year for cruising through the Mountain League and making it all the way to the State Meet. As a freshman, one year ago, Kilber very nearly earned the Wrestler of the Year award as he advanced to the Masters meet but could not get the one win he needed to punch his ticket to State. As a sophomore, Kilber was nearly unstoppable as he racked up a 22-6 record through the regular season before entering the postseason. With there no longer being a league meet to end the seasons, Kilber went straight into CIFand began making a name for himself.

The sophomore first went to the CIF Central Section Division 3 wrestling meet where he needed to finish inside the top 7 to advance and placed third overall which tied him for the highest place on the team. The following weekend Kilber went to Masters where he needed to finish inside the top 10 to advance and did exactly that, punching his ticket to the prestigious State Meet in Bakersfield, one of only two wrestlers in the North County to do so. The sophomore grappler was not able to win a match at the State Meet, going 0-2, and finished as the 38th best 132-pound wrestler in California.