The Lanier Viking Wrestling Team traveled to the AISD Delco Center over the weekend to compete in the 5A Region 4 Wrestling tournament. Over 30 schools from Georgetown to the Valley competed in the tournament. The Vikings had 1 boy and 5 girls compete in the tournament to try and earn their way into the UIL State Tournament.
Chris Solorzano made his first career appearance in the regional tournament. He wrestled 2 tough matches on the first day but unfortunately came up just short. This season definitely saw a huge improvement on Chris and the coaching staff is excited for his future.
Five lady vikings entered into the tournament, 4 making their return from the previous year and Ebi Washington making her first appearance. Leilah Jimenez encountered a tough first match up against a number 1 seed in the region, she came up just short but showed great toughness overall. Jamaria Washington had a rough start and lost her first match. She was able to bounce back and win 3 in a row to keep her hopes for the state tournament alive. Unfortunately, she came up just short and suffered a tough loss in the consolation round semi final. Sophomore Eboni Washington entered the tournament in the 148 weight class, one weight class above her eligible weight. Ebi showed her determination and was able to win her way into the 3rd place match. In an intense match that had to go into the 3rd overtime Ebi was able to display her grit and came away with the win to place 3rd in the region. Senior Isabella Llamas was looking to repeat her success of last year and she came in and did just that. Bella showed her best wrestling of the season and earned her way into the State tournament for the second year in a row! Junior Angie Miranda came out determined to win her way in. She wrestled extremely well, after suffering a tough loss in the quarter finals by 1 point, she was able to win 5 matches in a row by pin! Angie was able to finish in 3rd place in the region and earned her first trip into the State Tournament.
Our wrestlers were not the only ones who earned silverware this weekend, our very own Coach Ramsey earned herself a well deserved Assistant Coach of the Year award in her first year back at Lanier. Coach Ramsey has done an outstanding job this year and has been a tremendous help to the team.
Overall, the Viking Wrestling Program is taking 3 wrestlers to the State tournament, and each one will be working hard in order to try and earn a spot at the podium in Houston.