January 8, 2020
Cypress Creek High School’s Amanda McAleavey, top, faces Euless Trinity High School’s Camren Allred in the 110-pound championship match at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Berry Center. McAleavey won the match to place first in the weight class for the second straight year.
Jan. 8, 2020—Nineteen CFISD wrestlers won medals, including three who claimed individual championships, in their respective weight classes at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational, held Jan. 3-4 at the Berry Center.
The Cypress Ranch High School boys’ team finished as the district’s highest-placing representative. The Mustangs placed third, giving them three consecutive top-10 finishes after placing ninth in 2018 and 2019. They scored 163 points to finish behind Southlake Carroll (189.5 points) and Rockwall (168).
“The success we had this past weekend was amazing, considering we only entered two seniors and did not enter in three of the 14 weight classes,” said John Lopez, Cypress Ranch boys’ wrestling coach. “We had several top-four finishers but also points contributed by kids who had to fight their way on the back side. I am so proud of the way our wrestlers represented the whole program. We have some talented and hard-working kids in the practice room. This tournament was a good barometer to forecast how we can compete statewide.”
Cypress Falls High School’s Ruben Calderon, right, faces Cole Minnick of Katy Tompkins High School in the 126-pound championship match at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Berry Center. Calderon was among three CFISD individual champions.
Other CFISD boys’ teams to place among the top 40 teams were Cypress Creek (34th, 68.5 points) and Cypress Woods (36th, 68).
In the girls’ tournament, Cypress Park had the highest finish among CFISD teams, tying for 14th with 85 points. Cypress Ranch (84) placed 17th. Euless Trinity won the team title with 151.5 points, finishing ahead of runner-up Cibolo Steele (149).
CFISD wrestlers earned three individual champions, with two coming on the girls’ side.
Cypress Ranch High School’s Nia Miranda, left, smiles after winning the 148-pound championship match at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Berry Center. Miranda finished second the previous two years before earning the championship.
Cypress Creek’s Amanda McAleavey repeated in winning the 110-pound division, while Cypress Ranch’s Nia Miranda won the 148-pound division after placing second in each of the previous two years.
On the boys’ side, Cypress Falls’ Ruben Calderon won the 126-pound division after finishing third in 113 last year.
Cy-Fair High School’s Andrew Hinojosa, left, faces Herman Max of Clear Lake High School in a 195-pound match at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Berry Center. Hinojosa won the match and placed sixth in the weight class.
The David Pruitt Most Outstanding Female Wrestler was Azle High School’s Jasmine Howard, who won the 102-pound weight class. The David Pruitt Most Outstanding Male Wrestler was Cedar Park Vista Ridge High School’s Aaron Lofton, who won the 152-pound weight class.
The Most Outstanding Wrestler award is named in honor of former Langham Creek High School wrestling Coach David Pruitt, who passed away in January 2013 after a bout with cancer.
Cypress Ridge High School’s Melanie Oyervides, right, faces Bridgeland High School’s Callie Youngblood in a 215-pound match at the 18th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Berry Center. Youngblood finished third in the division weight class, while Oyervides placed sixth.
CFISD’s top-8 medalists in each weight class were:
Boys 106 pounds
· Alexander Robeson-Moreira, Cypress Ranch – third place.
Boys 113 pounds
· Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch – third place.
Boys 126 pounds
· Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls – first place; and
· Jude Camacho, Cypress Ranch – third place.
Boys 132 pounds
· Henry Walker Jr., Cypress Creek – seventh place.
Boys 138 pounds
· Jireh Howard, Cypress Creek – eighth place.
Boys 145 pounds
· Gabriel Sheikh, Cypress Creek – seventh place.
Boys 152 pounds
· Cole Rundell, Cypress Ranch – second place; and
· Avante Williams, Cypress Park – seventh place.
Boys 182 pounds
· Daniel Cowhey, Cypress Ranch – seventh place.
Boys 195 pounds
· Andrew Hinojosa, Cy-Fair – sixth place.
Girls 95 pounds
· Daniella Jimenez, Cypress Woods – eighth place.
Girls 110 pounds
· Amanda McAleavey, Cypress Creek – first place.
Girls 119 pounds
· Macayla Potter, Cypress Ranch – eighth place.
Girls 128 pounds
· Olivia Mottley, Cypress Ranch – third place.
Girls 148 pounds
· Nia Miranda, Cypress Ranch – first place.
Girls 165 pounds
· Fahydat Bello, Cypress Park – second place.
Girls 215 pounds
· Callie Youngblood, Bridgeland – third place; and
· Melanie Oyervides, Cypress Ridge – sixth place.