Wrestling pins down wins at Coyote Classic


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Counting down the last two weeks of school, Wingspan looks at the top sports moments of the year. Coming in at #10, the Redhawks wrestling team brings four wrestlers and sees three podium finishes at the UIL 5A state meet in February.

The wrestling teams pinned down wins on Saturday at the Coyote Classic with three girls placing, two girls champions, three boys placing, and two boy finalists. 

“We had success on both teams,” co-head coach Arman Mansouri said. “The team has been improving greatly from competition to competition. They continue to build upon the things they do well, and correct the areas that they have made mistakes in. We are gearing up for the end of the season as we have now entered the postseason.”

Placing first individually for girls, for junior Taylor Clapp this moment has been a long time coming.

“The Coyote Classic was great,” Clapp said. “We had a total of six placers. My reaction to my placement made me extremely happy. I have worked for three years to get to where I am now. My freshmen year self was screaming when I got that medal.”

The team has been focusing on improving throughout the season, and co-head coach Justin Koons believes they have accomplished that.

The team as a whole has improved immensely,” Koons said. “We´ve focused on the basics, built up our conditioning, and studied our opponents. The time has come for districts and we’re excited to see what happens. First goal is this weekend to win JV districts and we think its possible.”