Thirty district wrestlers win medals at CFISD Invitational

January 7, 2018

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Cypress Ranch High School’s Jude Camacho (top), faces Reynaldo Perez of Uvalde in the finals of the 113-pound weight class at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 6 at the Berry Center. Camacho beat Perez to claim the championship.

Jan. 7, 2018—Thirty CFISD wrestlers won medals, including five who claimed individual championships, in their respective weight classes at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational, held Jan. 5-6 at the Berry Center. The district also swept the awards for the tournament’s top wrestlers.

The Cypress Ranch High School girls’ team repeated as the district’s highest-placing representative, this year improving one spot as the Mustangs finished second with 156.5 points behind champion Keller Timber Creek (184) and ahead of third-place Katy Morton Ranch (142).

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Cypress Lakes High School’s Devon Hopkins (left) faces Patrick Gray of San Antonio Madison in the fifth-place match of the 285-pound weight class at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 6 at the Berry Center. Hopkins finished sixth in his class.

“We took third last year, so taking second this year is a step up,” said Christopher Potter, Cypress Ranch wrestling coach. “Our team is ranked high in the state rankings so the expectation is always to be a top-three team. We had an injury and a couple girls out but the ones that were here gave it everything they had and we got bonus points when we could get them. It’s just a hard-working group of kids and we love them.”

Other CFISD girls’ teams to place among the top 20 teams were Cypress Springs High School (12th, 88 points), Cypress Ridge High School (14th, 80), Cy-Fair High School (15th, 78) and Cypress Woods High School (20th, 67).

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The Cypress Ranch High School girls’ wrestling team poses with their second-place team trophy at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 6 at the Berry Center.

In the boys’ tournament, Cypress Lakes High School had the highest finish among CFISD teams, placing sixth with 150.5 points. Cy-Fair (140.5) and Cypress Ranch (136.5) placed eighth and ninth, respectively.

Cypress Ranch’s Jude Camacho was 1 of 2 CFISD participants on the boys’ side to capture a gold medal, as he won the 113-pound weight class.

“I just want to thank my teammates – they’re the real reason I’m here,” Camacho said. “They push me in every single practice. I may slack but they’re the ones that keep me going.”

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Cypress Falls High School’s Augustina Ijoma (left), pictured with Cypress Ridge wrestling Coach Tim Ray, won the David Pruitt Most Outstanding Female Wrestler after winning the 165-pound weight class at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational. The award is named after former Langham Creek wrestling coach David Pruitt.

On the girls’ side, Cypress Ranch’s Kayla Fitts won gold in the 110-pound weight class a year after she worked the tournament as a volunteer.

“This meant everything,” Fitts said. “This is my second year wrestling and I can’t believe I’ve gone this far. Just hard work. I worked really, really hard for that (championship) match and I’m so proud of myself.”

The David Pruitt Most Outstanding Female Wrestler was Cypress Falls High School’s Augustina Ijoma, who won the 165-pound weight class. The David Pruitt Most Outstanding Male Wrestler was Cypress Lakes’ Joaquin Bautista, who won the 138-pound weight class.

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Cypress Lakes High School’s Joaquin Bautista (left), pictured with Cypress Ridge wrestling Coach Tim Ray, won the David Pruitt Most Outstanding Male Wrestler after winning the 138-pound weight class at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational. The award is named after former Langham Creek wrestling coach David Pruitt.

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.

CFISD’s top-8 medalists in each weight class were:

Boys 106 pounds

  • Jacob Grogan, Cypress Ranch – fourth place; and
  • Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls – seventh place.

Boys 113 pounds

  • Jude Camacho, Cypress Ranch – first place.

Boys 120 pounds

  • Austin Hernandez, Cypress Ranch – fourth place.

Boys 132 pounds

  • Garrett Orlando, Cy-Fair – third place.

Boys 138 pounds

  • Joaquin Bautista, Cypress Lakes – first place; and
  • Sabastian Jackson, Cy-Fair – sixth place.

Boys 152 pounds

  • Jonathan Wertz, Cypress Lakes – seventh place; and
  • Daniel Contreras, Cypress Ridge – eighth place.

Boys 160 pounds

  • Carlos Cuevas, Cy-Fair – fourth place.

Boys 170 pounds

  • Isaias Guerra, Cypress Lakes – fifth place; and
  • Matthew Trusty, Cypress Ranch – seventh place.

Boys 195 pounds

  • Josh Wilson, Cy-Fair – first place.

Boys 220 pounds

  • Timmy Dendy, Cypress Woods – fourth place; and
  • Bryce Bennett, Cypress Lakes – sixth place.

Boys 285 pounds

  • Devon Hopkins, Cypress Lakes – sixth place.

Girls 102 pounds

  • Kaitlyn Banas, Cypress Ranch – second place; and
  • Alexis Sanchez, Cypress Ridge – seventh place.

Girls 110 pounds

  • Kayla Fitts, Cypress Ranch – first place; and
  • Blanca Cuevas, Cy-Fair – seventh place.

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Cy-Fair High School’s Jasmine Hernandez (left), faces Serena Cervantes of McAllen in the finals of the 128-pound weight class at the 16th annual CFISD Invitational on Jan. 6 at the Berry Center. Hernandez finished second in her class.

Girls 128 pounds

  • Jasmine Hernandez, Cy-Fair – second place.

Girls 138 pounds

  • Madison Guinn, Cypress Ranch – fourth place.

Girls 148 pounds

  • Nia Miranda, Cypress Ranch – second place.

Girls 165 pounds

  • Augustina Ijoma, Cypress Falls – first place;
  • Brittany Torto, Cypress Springs – second place; and
  • Erryn Davis, Cypress Woods – sixth place.

Girls 185 pounds

  • Yissmet Perez, Cypress Springs – third place; and
  • Anastasia Evans, Cypress Woods – seventh place.

Girls 215 pounds

  • Imani Smith, Cypress Springs – third place; and
  • Ashley Miranda, Cypress Lakes – sixth place.

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