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Top sports moments of 2023-24: #4 Wrestling wraps up at state

Courtesy of @RedhawksWrestle
The wrestling team might not have gotten the team results they were looking for, but three Redhawks soared above individually. With senior William Randolph taking second and sophomore Dani Banks and junior Gabriel Quieros both finishing in fourth in the Coyote Classic.

With the school year coming to a close on May 17, Wingspan is counting down the top sports moments from 2023-2024. 

Coming in at #4, the Redhawks wrestling team sent four athletes to state with some athletes placing top 16.

Although none of the four Redhawk wrestlers that advanced to state in Houston over the weekend – senior Taylor Clapp, junior William Randolph, sophomore Dani Banks, and freshman alternate Angel Machiri – ended up on the podium, head coach Justin Koons still feels there were still some bright spots for the teams, including all of them getting their first state wins and Banks defeating a regional champion. Randolph and Banks also ended up in the top 16.

“They all wrestled really well,” head coach Justin Koons said. “It was a very tough tournament and to be top 16 in the state is pretty cool and a heck of an accomplishment. When you look at the caliber of competition, seeing that we lost to tough people, that sets us up for success.”

Even though state marks the end of this season, Koons is already looking forward to next year.

“I’m excited for what they’ll do next year and to see which of their teammates can join them,” he said. “I think when you look at our roster, you’ll see the next two years are going to have a lot of talent and we’re going to make some moves in region and district to hopefully put some kids back on the podium at state. Today’s day one of the new season. We are 360 days away from the state tournament, and so it’s time to get back to work. We need to do strength and conditioning training and recruit kids from campus and incoming freshmen who want to be a part of something special.”

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Ale Becerra is a freshman going into her first year on the Wingspan staff. She enjoys law and criminal justice and attends CTE classes. She also enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family during her free time. She is very interested in journalism and excited to spend her year with Wingspan.

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