Fighting Their Way to the Top…Prosper Wrestling is Off to a GREAT Season!!
The Prosper Eagles wrestling team started off the 2017-2018 season with a bang. Under the tutelage of first year head coach Sion King, the teams competed at the Arlington Martin Invite, considered by most to be one of the toughest tournaments of the year. The two-day tournament was held November 17th and 18th. Competing mainly against larger class 6A schools, the Lady Eagles finished 2nd. The boys squad also placed 2nd, trailing the #2 ranked team in 6A, Arlington Martin. They also placed above the #3, #5 and #11 teams in the state at 6A.
ARLINGTON MARTIN INVITE RESULTS:
Lady Eagles Team Place: 2nd place
Emily Reish (95lbs, Fr.) 1st place
Larissa Flores (110 lbs, So.) 2nd place
Cece Adams (119 lbs, So.) 1st place
Christina Williams (128 lbs, Sr.) 2nd place
Michaela Lukowich (128 lbs, Fr.) 3rd place
Juliana Baugher (138 lbs, So.) 1st place
Thalia Meton (215 lbs, So.) 3rd place
Also competing for the Lady Eagles; Miranda King (119 lbs, Fr.), Delia Luna (148 lbs, Fr.).
Eagles Team Place: 2nd place
LJ Richardson (113 lbs, Fr.) 2nd place
Igor Costa (126 lbs, Jr.) 6th place
Caleb Redman (132 lbs, So.) 4th place
Kade Mann (138 lbs, Sr.) 5th place
Caden Mills (152 lbs, Jr.) 4th place
Tommy Flatery (160 lbs, Sr.) 3rd place
James Wujek (170 lbs, Sr.) 1st place
Sam (220 lbs, Jr.) 6th place
Tristan Baugher (285 lbs, Sr.) 1st place
Also competing; Austin Gordon (106 lbs, Fr.), Christian Centrella (120 lbs, Jr.), Braden Brandvold (145 lbs, So.), Chase Parham (182 lbs, Fr.), Joe Squires (195 lbs, So.)
Following that incredible start, on December 2nd, the JV team joined the Varsity girls and boys at the American Wrestler Heritage Invite. Again, the grapplers would battle mainly 6A schools, however, the strength of this year’s teams was evident. While team points were not kept for the JV, there were 9 medals brought back to Prosper.
Justin Hampton 2nd, Colin McNalley 1st, Valor Boyd 3rd, Christian Sock 1st, Grant Stringer 4th, Kevin Jackson 3rd, Eli Patterson 4th, David Carlin 3rd, Anthony Centrella 2nd, Milton Barboza 2nd, Chioki Smith 4th, Joe Squires 2nd, Anthony Wood 4th.
The Lady Eagles again managed some hard-fought victories. The competitors:
Team: 6th place
Emily Reish (95 lbs, Fr.) 4th place
Larissa Flores (102 lbs, So.) 3rd place
Cece Adams (119 lbs, So.) 2nd place
Christina Williams (128 lbs, Sr.) 4th place
Juliana Baugher (138 lbs, So.) 4th place
Anjolie Wujek (128 lbs, Fr.) also participated.
For the first time in Prosper wrestling history, the boys walked away with the 1st place team trophy. Lead by the seniors, the Eagles brought home some serious hardware.
Individual Varsity results:
Team: 1st place
John “LJ” Richardson (113 lbs, Fr.) 3rd place
Christian Centrella (120 lbs, Jr.) 3rd place
Igor Costa (126 lbs, Jr.) Champion
Caleb Redman (132 lbs, So.) 2nd place
Kade Mann (138 lbs, Sr.) 4th place
Braden Brandvold (145 lbs, So.) Champion
Caden Mills (152 lbs, Jr.) 3rd place
Tommy Flaherty (160 lbs, Sr.) Champion
Jack Megow (160 lbs, Sr.) 4th place
James Wujek (170 lbs, Sr.) 2nd place
Chase Parham (182 lbs, Fr.) 2nd place
Rylan Bonds (195 lbs, So.) 2nd place
Tristan Baugher (285 lbs, Sr.) Champion
Also participating; Austin Gordon (106 lbs, Fr.), Sam Navarro (220 lbs, Jr.)
Coach King said, “Not only is this a very talented team, they are one of the hardest working groups I have ever coached.” He went on to say, “The Senior leadership is a blessing and they have done a great job bringing the team together from Freshmen to Seniors.” The schedule for the remaining part of December will include a home dual against Allen High School, the #1 ranked team in Texas and #18 ranked team in the entire country. During this dual, the middle school teams, Lady Eagles, JV and Varsity will all compete. On December 9th, the Lady Eagles will be competing at The Texas Ladies Classic, while the Varsity squad will travel to Frisco Centennial for another grueling tournament at the Titan Games. The other duals during December include:
Independence High School (away) 12/14/17
The Colony (home, admin-large gym) 12/21/17
Other tournaments for the month include the Keller Timber Creek Christmas Classic on the 16th and wrapping up the year with undoubtedly the toughest tournament in the state, the Texas Outlaw at Allen High School on December 22nd and 23rd. This tournament will include the best teams from around the state as well as many out of state teams coming from as far away as Kansas, Missouri and Nevada.
Also, worth noting are the middle school teams from Rogers and Reynolds. On November 29th, the teams travelled to Lovejoy to compete in a dual. The Prosper teams dominated the evening. Saturday, December 2nd, the middle school teams participated in the A-Town Showdown at Allen, where 29 of the 45 Prosper wrestlers brought home medals. The middle school teams have over 15 girls and 40 boys participating.
No matter if you are a wrestling fan or not, the team would love to have the community’s support as they fight their way to the top.