31 CFISD wrestlers qualify for 2020 UIL state tournament

February 18, 2020

31 CFISD wrestlers advance to stateCypress Falls High School junior Ruben Calderon, top, won the 126-pound boys’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. Calderon was also named the meet’s Most Outstanding Male Wrestler. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

Feb. 18, 2020—Thirty-one wrestlers from 11 CFISD high schools placed in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Region III-6A Wrestling Championships on Feb. 14-15 at the Merrell Center in Katy to qualify for the UIL Wrestling State Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 21-22 at the Berry Center.

In the boys’ tournament, Cypress Woods High School had the highest team finish, tying for third place with 113 total points. Cypress Ranch High School placed ninth with 73 points, while Cypress Park High School tied for 14th with 50 points.

0218 Regional Wrestling 3 - web.jpgCypress Woods High School senior Marc Hawthorne, top, won the 182-pound boys’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

CFISD had three boys’ regional champions:

  • Cypress Ranch freshman Alexander Robeson-Moreira won the 106-pound title, defeating Katy Morton Ranch High School’s Douglas Melrose, 19-4;
  • Cypress Falls High School junior Ruben Calderon won the 126-pound title, defeating Katy Tompkins High School’s Cole Minnick, 13-7; and
  • Cypress Woods senior Marc Hawthorne won the 182-pound title, defeating Katy Seven Lakes High School’s Barto Radman, 5-1.

Calderon was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Male Wrestler.

0218 Regional Wrestling 2 - web.jpgCypress Ranch High School senior Nia Miranda, right, won the 148-pound girls’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

In the girls’ tournament, five CFISD schools finished in the top 10 led by Cypress Park (86.5 points), which third behind champion Katy Tompkins and Katy Morton Ranch. Langham Creek (58) and Cypress Ridge (55) high schools finished sixth and seventh, respectively, while Cypress Woods (51) placed ninth just ahead of Cypress Creek High School (50).

CFISD had three girls’ regional champions:

  • Cypress Creek senior Amanda McAleavey won the 102-pound title, defeating Katy Morton Ranch High School’s Brittany Cotter, 6-0;
  • Cypress Ranch senior Nia Miranda won the 148-pound title, defeating Clear Lake High School’s Mia Cayard, 12-1;
  • Bridgeland High School junior Callie Youngblood won the 215-pound title, defeating Cypress Ridge junior Melanie Oyervides, 1-0;

0218 Regional Wrestling 4 - web.jpgCypress Creek High School senior Amanda McAleavey, left, won the 102-pound girls’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

The fifth-place wrestler in each weight class will advance to state as an alternate. The following 40 wrestlers and 12 alternates placed in the top five in their respective regions:

0218 Regional Wrestling 5 - web.jpgCypress Ranch High School freshman Alexander Robeson-Moreira, top, won the 106-pound boys’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

Boys

First Place

  • Alexander Roberon-Moreira, Cypress Ranch, 106 pounds;
  • Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls, 126 pounds; and
  • Marc Hawthorne, Cypress Woods, 182 pounds.

Second Place

  • Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch, 113 pounds;
  • Jireh Howard, Cypress Creek, 138 pounds;
  • Yuki Janvier, Jersey Village, 170 pounds; and
  • Angel Perdomo, Cypress Woods, 285 pounds.

Third Place

  • David Latuff, Cypress Woods, 152 pounds;
  • Jeremiah Howard, Cypress Creek, 195 pounds; and
  • Bryan Gutierrez, Cypress Park, 220 pounds.

Fourth Place

  • Ian Blanchard, Cypress Woods, 120 pounds;
  • Marvin Brewster, Cypress Woods, 170 pounds; and
  • Sylvester Villarreal, Cypress Ridge, 285 pounds.

Fifth Place (alternates)

  • Gabriel Ceniceros, Cypress Lakes, 182 pounds;
  • Andrew Hinojosa, Cy-Fair, 195 pounds; and
  • Oghenemine Imarh, Bridgeland, 285 pounds.

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​​​​​​​Bridgeland High School junior Callie Youngblood, right, won the 215-pound girls’ regional title to advance to the state tournament. (Photo by Tom Dendy Photography)

Girls

First Place

  • Amanda McAleavey, Cypress Creek, 102 pounds;
  • Nia Miranda, Cypress Ranch, 148 pounds; and
  • Callie Youngblood, Bridgeland, 215 pounds.

Second Place

  • Aliyah Trigueros, Cy-Fair, 110 pounds;
  • Maryellen Lafferty, Cypress Creek, 128 pounds;
  • Fahydat Bello, Cypress Park, 165 pounds; and
  • Melanie Oyervides, Cypress Ridge, 215 pounds.

Third Place

  • Dana Ruiz, Cypress Park, 95 pounds;
  • Endygo Scott, Cypress Park, 102 pounds;
  • Nakeeya Blaze, Jersey Village, 110 pounds;
  • Blanca Cuevas, Cy-Fair, 119 pounds;
  • Khadijah Sanusi, Langham Creek, 148 pounds; and
  • Kinsley Staggs, Langham Creek, 185 pounds.

Fourth Place

  • Daniella Jimenez, Cypress Woods, 95 pounds;
  • Jaia Ashley, Jersey Village, 119 pounds;
  • Deborah Hubbard, Cypress Ridge, 128 pounds;
  • Kailee McCarty, Cypress Ridge, 148 pounds; and
  • Alexandra Cisneros, Bridgeland, 165 pounds.

Fifth Place (alternates)

  • Kylie Torres, Langham Creek, 110 pounds;
  • Diriann Porras, Langham Creek, 138 pounds; and
  • Anastasia Evans, Cypress Woods, 185 pounds.

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