Wrestling dominates opponents

The wrestling team competed in the THSWCA Class 5A State Dual Championships this weekend where the Vikings went 2-3 on the day, finishing sixth out of 11 teams competing in a team format.

Bryan split a pair of matches in pool play, losing 45-27 to eventual champion Frisco Liberty and then beating Houston Davis 78-0.

The second win earned the team a spot in the championship bracket against Lakeview Centennial, who beat the Vikings 58-18. The team regrouped and defeated Austin Vandegrift 35-34, but then lost the fifth-place match to Lucas Lovejoy 40-34.

Senior Cooper McCall won all five matches at 160 pounds.
Ezra Hernandez also got four victories at 195 pounds.
Jamarcus Thomas earned three pins at 170.
David Frazier and Larry Duron both earned three pins at the 152 and 113 pound weight classes respectively.

Aaron Salinas delivered three wins for Bryan at 106 pounds. The Vikes got two victories apiece from Derrick Green (285), Kaleb Jenkins (220), Cody Murph (126), Dustin Korzynski (132) and Caden Scott (145).
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The wrestling team hosted a district quad meet against Willis, Huntsville and Rudder. Bryan dominated on the mats beating Willis in their first match 72-3 and then doing the same to Huntsville 63-7 in their second. This advanced Bryan to 5-1 in district and 9-3 overall.

Individual results:
Against Wills
Pins were earned by
106 Aaron Salinas
120 Spencer Pierce
126 Cody Murph
138 Thomas Riojas
170 JaMarcus Thomas
195 Ezra Hernandez
Wins were earned by:
113 Larry Duron
145 Caden Scott
152 David Frazier
160 Cooper McCall
220 Kaleb Jenkins
285 Derrick Green

Against Huntsville
Pins were earned by:
120 Spencer Pierce
126 Cody Murph
220 Kaleb Jenkins
285 Derrick Green
Wins were earned by:
106 Aaron Salinas
113 Larry Duron
152 David Frazier
160 Cooper McCall
170 JaMarcus Thomas
182 Mario Vasquez
195 Ezra Hernandez

For The Girls
128 Teya Villalpando earned a win against Willis and a Pin against Huntsville
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The Wrestling team competed in the 27th annual St Thomas Invitation on Sat. Jan 9 at St Thomas High School in Houston. The Vikes ran away with the 9 team tournament by earning 276.5 pts, 2nd placed Kinkaid who had 197, and 3rd placed Episcopal had 172pts. The Vikings competed in 13 of the 14 weight classes and won 6 of them and placed in the top 4 in the other 7.

Individual place winners were:
1st place winners
106 lbs Aaron Salinas
120 lbs Spencer Pierce
138 lbs Thomas Riojas
160lbs Cooper mcCall
182lbs Kamonte Ross
195lbs Ezra Hernandez

2nd place winners
145 Caden Scott
152lbs David Frazier
170lbs JaMarcus Thomas

3rd Place winner
113 lbs Larry Duron
126lbs Cody Murph
132 lbs Dustine Korzynski
220 lbs Kaleb Jenkins

Some JV wrestlers also participated in the varsity tournament and saw success.
106 lbs Andres Gonzalez 2nd place
120lbs Caden DeJesus 2nd Place
182lbs Mario Vasquez 4th place
113lbs Braedon Giles 6th place