Wrestling Program Dominates Districts

Timber Creek varsity wrestling took over districts last week on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Varsity girls had 10 girls finish in first place in their respective weight classes, being the first time in Keller ISD history that 10 girls from the same team all made the semi-finals in one season. They had four more finish in second place, finishing with 180 total team points to end their dominating performances at districts.

Likewise, the varsity boys also did very well at districts. They finished in third place overall as a team with most of their wrestlers finishing in the top three rankings. Boys varsity was previously ranked eighth in their region. Junior varsity boys finished as District Champions at their tournament last Thursday, Feb. 8.

With all the wrestlers shooting for the stars as they fight for a chance to play for a State Championship, Timber Creek wrestling head coach, Jayson Conger have prepared each wrestler to battle on the mat as an individual, while still remembering to lead the team to success.

“Wrestling was never intended to be a team sport,” said Conger. “I always say that it is an individual sport with a team element. If each individual wrestler does their job, win. Then the team will find success. That has been what is occurring this season. You may not always be the stronger wrestler, but you can be more technical or smarter.”

The teams will wrestle at their Regional Tournament at the Thomas Coliseum on Friday Feb. 16, and Saturday Feb. 17 at 8:00 a.m. 

Below are listed the athletes who placed within the district’s; congratulations to all.

Girls District:

Rodriguez – 1st
Rodriguez – 2nd
Ingram – 1st
Tarkington – 2nd
Sergeant – 2nd
Baker – 2nd
Miller – 1st
Wegman – 1st
Rosales – 1st
Powell – 1st

Boys District:

Procopio-3rd
Caillet -3rd
Dalzell – 1st
Demesa – 2nd
Burch – 2nd
Haneisen – 4th
Dockins – 3rd
Kistler – 4th
Gil -2nd
Grimes – 1st
Loots – 3rd
Eaton – 4th
Miyashiro – 4th

JV Boys District:

Smith – 1st
Haneisen – 3rd
Crissman – 2nd
Dawson – 1st
Salazar – 1st
Crissman – 1st
Gilbert – 1st
Bonjonero – 1st
Coots – 1st
Lopez – 2nd
Clinard – 2nd
Tills – 2nd

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story omitted the individual wrestling results and had some minor errors in word choice. We’ve corrected the errors and continue to work to improve all aspects of our student sports reporting.

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