Pinning down more victories


Michael Martin

The Euless Trinity Trojan Classic ended with four boys and two girls having placed in the top six over the weekend.

Maddie Aronson, Managing Editor

After spending the weekend competing in the Euless Trinity Trojan Classic, the Redhawk wrestling team returned with four boys and two girls having placed in the top six, and senior Princess Egbuchanam not only taking 1st in her 64 man bracket, but grabbing her 100th win and being the newest induction to the century club. 

“Definitely a great tournament for our team, I thought we had some good challenges this tournament usually forces us to turn a corner, and I thought it did exactly that,” head coach Cody Bridwell said. “I felt like some of our top performers were Micheal Breslav, Karina Quiros did an amazing job winning the tournament, Armando Vasque took fifth, Mitchell Borynak took fourth, Connor Leach got close to placing, but I’d probably say that the top two performers were Tristan Seals winning it all, and of course Princess Egbuchanam was outstanding, not only winning her last match by tech fall, and showing not only her display of strength, but her technique, and then for her to earn her 100th win at that tournament.” 

Egbuchanam’s first place finish allowed her to join 16 other wrestlers with 100 wins in the history of the school. 

Joining the century club in her third year wrestling, Egbuchunam is happy with the outcome of the tournament.

“I felt like my performance was really good as I was able to beat some pretty tough opponents at one of our hardest tournaments this season,” Egbuchanam said. “I’m really proud of myself that I was able to place first. I knew I could do it based off of my hardwork and I got it done.”

With 40 athletes competing in boys’ 145 lbs classification, senior Tristian Seals ended up taking first place after winning six matches with some of the best competition in the state. 

“I was very proud of myself and my performance, I made it my goal to work my moves more, focus on my mindset, things like that, so this tournament definitely showed my work there,” Seals said. “For sure winning first at Trinity gave me more confidence in myself and my abilities, but it also gave me a better seed to my competitors at districts and regionals.”

Coming in second place, junior Michael Breslav worked to overcome the mental barriers that come with wrestling out of state and 6A schools from across Texas, but is now looking to use this weekend for fuel in future matches. 

“Coming into the tournament, I wasn’t very confident because I’ve always heard about how hard this tournament is and that several out of state teams are coming along with some of the top schools in the state such as Allen and Plano West, so placing second was a decent accomplishment for me,” Breslav said. “Losing my finals match by a single point, and coming close to winning such a difficult tournament, will really fuel me for the next couple weeks to train even harder and touch up on some technical faults in my wrestling.”