Wrestling captures victory going into tournament


Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

The wrestling team started its District 9-5A schedule Thursday sweeping The Colony at the Nest, with the boys winning 56-14, and the girls winning 42-6. But the teams have little time to rest as they will both be competing in tournaments Saturday.

The girls will compete in the Coppell Cowgirl Classic, while the boys will host the Liberty Throwdown Duals on Saturday. Hosting a tournament can be a challenge, but head coach Jason Thurston is grateful for everyone involved in making it a success.

“There is a lot of work that goes into hosting a tournament,” Thurston said. “We not only host the Throwdown this weekend, but we host the Regional Tournament in February as well. Our parents, coaches, and wrestlers do an incredible job of pulling everything together to put on a first class event.”

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  • Coach Thurston guides his boys from the sidelines.

  • Boys wrestler goes in to flip his opponent to pinning position.

  • Varsity wrestler prepares to take his match down.

The Throwdown will bring in teams from other parts of the area in a tournament that will ideally  prepare the team for other matches down the road, especially in the postseason.

“This year, we host Arlington-Martin at our tournament, the number 2 ranked 6A team in the state,” Thurston said. “They are returning several state placers and champions on their squad.  Our wrestlers love to compete, so it will be a good weekend for them to go against another very tough school.”