The LH wrestling team had a banner day at the Region III tournament Saturday in Allen, qualifying four competitors and two alternates for the UIL state meet and finishing fourth out of 73 teams.

The Wildcats scored 128 points as a team and saw two wrestlers crowned individual champions: Senior Isaac Kinsella at 135 pounds and senior Isaac Grieder at 160 (pictured). Both are undefeated for the season.

Also qualifying for the state meet were senior Ebrima Njie who placed third at 215 pounds and senior  Brent Bono who placed fifth at 189 pounds, but won a wrestle back to qualify for state.

Two other wrestlers placed and will be state alternates. Senior Robbie Penny  placed 4th at 140 pounds but lost to the fifth place finisher in a wrestle back and junior DD Fields placed fifth at 125 pounds. Rounding out the team’s placers was senior Colman Vigil who placed sixth at 152 pounds.

The UIL state wrestling tournament is Feb. 26-27 at the Delco Center in Austin.

 

 

Individual Results

Place Wt.         Name                  Grade   Record                 

1st          135         Isaac Kinsella      12th       35 – 0 

1st          160         Isaac Grieder    12th       55 – 0    

3rd           215        Ebrima Njie         12th         50 – 3   

4th         140         Robbie Penny    12th      34 – 7    

5th         125         DD Fields            11th      11 – 6  

5th        189         Brent Bono         12th       40 – 8    

6th         152         Colman Vigil       12th      25 – 7 

7th         171         Alfred Ngang     12th       22 – 7    

7th         180         Reid Zambordino  11th    32 – 13 

Team Results (Top 10)

1. Allen 231

2. Clear Lake Houston 134

3. Westside Houston 129

4. Lake Highlands 128

5. Cy Woods 67

6. Heath 62

7. Clear Creek 57

8. Taylor 54

9. Klein Collins 49

10. Klein Oak 48

(written from contributions by wrestling team contact Ann Villasana)