Top Sports Moments Of 2022-23: #10


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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.

Zachary Moland, Sports Reporter

With the school year coming to a close on May 19, Wingspan is counting down the top sports moments from 2022-2023. 

Coming in at #10, three Redhawk wrestlers soared to podium finishes at the UIL 5A state meet in February, with seniors Mercede Alvarez, James-Ethan Harris, and William Redden finishing in second, fourth, and fifth places, respectively. Junior Taylor Clapp also made state, but did place on the podium.

“This year has been nothing short of amazing,” co-head coach Justin Koons said. “We won a ton of matches, brought home some hardware, but the biggest accomplishment, and how I gauge our team, is the amount of compliments that we received from coaches and parents throughout the season on how we presented and conducted ourselves.

Putting that viewpoint into perspective, Harris believes the state meet opened his eyes on how to think about the results.

“At first I was disappointed [that I finished in fourth place] because I worked so hard to get first,” Harris said. “But after a while I came to a realization that there are thousands of people who would trade places just to be at the state tournament. It was the grand finale, where all of my hardships I had endured while wrestling would pay off. I have learned many life skills from this season and will never forget those moments.”