April 27, 2021
Cypress Ranch High School junior Jayden Bazemore celebrates winning the Class 6A 128-pound state title at the UIL Wrestling Championships on April 24 at the Berry Center.
April 27, 2021—Using a 2020 state semifinal loss as motivation, Cypress Ranch High School junior Jayden Bazemore completed her quest for atonement on Saturday by winning the Class 6A 128-pound wrestling state championship. Bazemore was CFISD’s lone champion and among 10 participants to earn top-six medals at the UIL Wrestling State Tournament, held April 23-24 at the Berry Center.
Bazemore completed an undefeated season by beating Plano West’s Devin Paton in an 8-3 decision. That pushed her record to 19-0 for the season. She added the 128-pound title to last year’s fourth-place finish at 119 pounds while attending The Woodlands College Park High School.
“This is all I thought about for weeks on end (and) every night before I went to sleep,” Bazemore said. “I wanted it so bad. All those months of training have finally paid off.”
Two CFISD standouts earned runner-up finishes.
Langham Creek High School senior Temitayo Sanusi (black mask), right, wrestles Allen High School’s Jasmine Robinson in the Class 6A 148-pound championship at the UIL Wrestling Championships on April 24 at the Berry Center. Sanusi finished as the state runner up with a 25-2 record.
Langham Creek High School senior Temitayo Sanusi reached the 148-pound final before eventually falling to Allen High School’s Jasmine Robinson. Sanusi finished the year with a 25-2 record.
Cypress Ridge High School senior Melanie Oyervides placed second in the 215-pound division, finishing her season with an 18-2 record.
Cypress Ridge High School senior Melanie Oyervides, right, finished as the state runner up in the Class 6A 215-pound division at the UIL Wrestling Championships on April 24 at the Berry Center.
Cypress Ridge was the highest-finishing CFISD team, scoring 33 points to place eighth overall. Langham Creek finished 11th with 29 points while Cypress Ranch tied for 15th (25).
Cypress Park High School senior Fahydat Bello, right, placed third in the Class 6A 165-pound division at the UIL State Wrestling Championships on April 24 at the Berry Center.
The following girls’ wrestlers placed among the top six in the state:
· Jayden Bazemore, Cypress Ranch – first place, 128 pounds;
· Temitayo Sanusi, Langham Creek – second place, 148 pounds;
· Melanie Oyervides, Cypress Ridge – second place, 215 pounds;
· Fahydat Bello, Cypress Park – third place, 165 pounds;
· Diriann Porras, Langham Creek – fifth place, 138 pounds; and
· Kailee McCarty, Cypress Ridge – sixth place, 148 pounds.
In the boys’ tournament, Cypress Ranch was the highest-placing team, tying 13th overall with 28 points. Cypress Woods High School (15) also placed among the top 30 teams.
Cypress Woods High School senior Marvin Brewster wrestles San Antonio Johnson’s Caleb Sebra at the UIL Wrestling Championships on April 24 at the Berry Center. Brewster placed third in the Class 6A 170-pound division.
The following boys’ wrestlers finished among the top six in the state:
· Marvin Brewster, Cypress Woods – third place, 170 pounds;
· Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls – fourth place, 132 pounds;
· Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 120 pounds; and
· Benjamin Vogt, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 195 pounds.
View the complete state tournament results on the UIL website.
Cypress Falls High School senior Ruben Calderon, top, placed fourth in the Class 6A 132-pound division at the UIL State Wrestling Championships, held April 23-24 at the Berry Center.