February 11, 2018
The Cypress Ranch High School girls’ wrestling team won its second straight district championship at the 10-6A championships Feb. 8-9 at the Berry Center.
Feb. 10, 2018—A year after winning its first district team title in program history, the Cypress Ranch High School girls’ wrestling team claimed another in the District 10-6A championship Feb. 8-9 at the Berry Center, with the Cy-Fair High School boys did one spot better than 2017 and claimed the boy’ team title.
Cypress Ranch clinched the girls’ title with 185 team points, followed by runner-up Cypress Ridge (158) and third-place Cypress Woods (148).
“We know what we have and these girls work so hard,” said Chris Potter, Cypress Ranch head coach. “But really, this is just a stepping stone. We’re looking for a state gold medal – that’s us raising the bar and we think we can do it.”
The Cy-Fair High School boys’ wrestling team won the district championship, unseating two-time champion Cypress Woods in the 10-6A tournament Feb. 8-9 at the Berry Center.
The Cy-Fair boys earned 249.5 points to claim first place in the team standings, finishing ahead of runner-up Cypress Ridge (223.5) and third-place Cypress Ranch (207.5).
“This has been the plan for a while and now we finally had the pieces to execute it,” said Tim Stockton, Cy-Fair head coach. “They did well. We had some key kids step up who honestly not much was expected of, and now they’re walking around like they’re six- and seven-feet tall and it’s awesome. They deserve it.”
Cypress Lakes High School senior Joaquin Bautista (white uniform), who won the 138-pound boys’ division, was named Most Outstanding Male Wrestler for the second year in a row.
Cypress Springs Head Coach Russ Evans was named District 10-6A Male and Female Coach of the Year, earning both honors in a unanimous vote from his peers.
“It’s a great honor and I don’t feel like I’m really worthy of this,” said Evans. “It means everything that it came from my fellow coaches. I respect these guys greatly, always look up to them and always know I can count on them to help me with anything. We may be competitors on the mat but off the mat, we’re all great friends and all have the same goal – make Cy-Fair wrestling the best in the state.”
Cypress Ranch High School senior Kayla Fitts (white uniform), who won moved to 47-0 on the season after winning the 110-pound girls’ division, was named Most Outstanding Female Wrestler.
Cypress Lakes High School senior Joaquin Bautista, who won the 138-pound division, was named Most Outstanding Male Wrestler for the second consecutive year. Cypress Ranch senior Kayla Fitts, who won the 110-pound division and improved to 47-0 on the season, was named Most Outstanding Female Wrestler.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class qualified for the Region III-6A championships, set for Feb. 16-17 at Paetow High School in Katy.
Cypress Springs High School’s Russ Evans (center), a longtime CFISD coach who is credited with helping wrestling grow in the district, was named District 10-6A Male and Female Coach of the Year in a vote that was unanimous by his peers.