This past weekend the Lanier Wrestling team competed in the McCallum Duals and Girls Wrestling Tournament.
The Viking Boys competed in a mixed dual format as they paired up with other teams to get individual matches. Roderick Ellison was sat out after his first match in which he was winning, but was unable to continue due to suffering a back injury. Jesus Sierra, and Chris Solorzano wrestled tough matches, Chris suffered a tough overtime loss in which he showed great potential. Kelvin Medina picked up a great victory by pin against district rival LBJ in the 145 lb weight class. Although the boys are a small team, they wrestle with the heart of a full line up and always show great toughness out on the mat.
Our Lady Vikings are in full season mode as they competed in their final individual tournament before district on February 7th. As a team, the Lady Viks finished in 3rd place out of 20 teams to bring home a trophy. Isabella Llamas took a tough loss in the semi final against another state ranked wrestler but was able to bounce back and win her 3rd place match by a quick pin. Leilah Jimenez was able to fight her way through the bracket to earn a 3rd place medal by pin. Jamaria Washington dominated her way into the championship match, but came up short to finish in 2nd place Saturday. Angie Miranda continues her season dominance as she pinned all of her opponents on her way to the top of the podium to earn a 1st place medal in her weight class. Eboni Washington wrestled her best this season and was also able to earn a 2nd place medal after suffering a loss in her championship match. Kyara Zacarias, Jasmine Byson, and Janie Nieto all wrestled well in their matches and showed the coaches that they are just a few steps away from being in championship matches come the district tournament.
Overall the team continues to get better in every competition, every single Viking wrestler is working hard every day and has the determination to earn a medal at the district tournament.