Langham Creek's Annika Gotlieb, named District 10-6A Most Valuable Female Wrestler, battles Cy-Fair's Audrey Manyose during the first day of the district wrestling tournament. Student athletes compete in the Cy-Fair district wrestling tournament at the Berry Center on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, as wintery weather conditions force a planned early conclusion to the first day of competition. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
Langham Creek's Annika Gotlieb, named District 10-6A Most Valuable Female Wrestler, battles Cy-Fair's Audrey Manyose during the first day of the district wrestling tournament. Student athletes compete in the Cy-Fair district wrestling tournament at the Berry Center on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, as wintery weather conditions force a planned early conclusion to the first day of competition. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
Advertisement

CYPRESS — Thirty-eight 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. 11-12 at the Merrell Center in Katy to qualify for the UIL Class 6A Wrestling State Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 18-19 at the Berry Center. 

In the girls’ tournament, five CFISD schools finished in the 10 and eight placed among the top 15 led by Cypress Ranch High School. The Mustangs claimed the regional championship after finishing with 138.5 total points.  

Langham Creek High School (109 points) and Cypress Springs High School (81) placed third and fourth, respectively, behind runner-up Katy Seven Lakes. Cypress Ridge High School (58) finished ninth, while Jersey Village High School (54) placed 10th. Cypress Woods (49), Cypress Creek (41) and Cypress Park (38) high schools placed 12th, 13th and 15th. 

Advertisement

CFISD had seven girls’ regional champions: 

  • Cypress Ranch junior Anika Singh won the 95-pound title, pinning Langham Creek freshman Hailey Bello in 3:49; 
  • Cypress Springs senior Melissa Cifuentes won the 102-pound title, pinning Cypress Ranch freshman Arianna Beltran in 1:58; 
  • Cy-Fair senior Aliyah Trigueros won the 119-pound title, pinning Houston Clear Lake’s Trinity Nunez in 1:51; 
  • Langham Creek senior Annika Gotleib won the 128-pound title, pinning Jersey Village junior Genesis Fernandez in 1:39; 
  • Langham Creek senior Abigail Sebesta won the 138-pound title, defeating Humble’s Amirra Parker, 9-3; 
  • Cypress Ranch freshman Anna Vogt won the 148-pound title, defeating Katy Seven Lakes’ Camryn Strohman, 8-5; and 
  • Cypress Creek junior Emma Thomas won the 185-pound title, defeating Katy Seven Lakes’ Annmarie Janssen, 11-5. 

In the boys’ tournament, Cypress Ranch had the highest team finish, placing second overall with 145.5 total points behind Katy. Langham Creek finished sixth (105) overall, while Cypress Lakes (56) and Cy-Fair (41) high schools placed 13th and 14th, respectively. 

CFISD had two boys’ regional champions: 

  • Cypress Ranch senior Xavior Harrell won the 120-pound title, defeating Langham Creek senior Caden Lopez, 10-2; and 
  • Cypress Lakes senior Mikell Goodwin won the 132-pound title, defeating Cypress Ranch junior Kohen Coffman, 16-12.  

The fifth-place wrestler in each weight class will advance to state as an alternate. The following 29 wrestlers and nine alternates placed in the top five in the region: 

Regional wrestling tournament results:

Boys 

First Place 

  • Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch, 120 pounds; and 
  • Mikell Goodwin, Cypress Lakes, 132 pounds. 

Second Place 

  • Caden Lopez, Langham Creek, 120 pounds; 
  • Eli Esquivel, Langham Creek, 126 pounds; 
  • Kohen Coffman, Cypress Ranch, 132 pounds; 
  • Trent Evans, Cypress Lakes, 145 pounds; 
  • Ethan Anderson, Cy-Fair, 195 pounds; and 
  • Michael Owoeye, Cypress Park, 220 pounds. 

Third Place 

  • Nico Lopez, Cypress Ranch, 145 pounds; 
  • Alec Robeson, Cypress Ranch, 152 pounds; 
  • Marcus Allen, Langham Creek, 160 pounds; 
  • Ben Vogt, Cypress Ranch, 195 pounds; and 
  • Aidan Shumate, Cypress Woods, 285 pounds. 

Fourth Place 

    • Oliver Scoble, Cypress Ranch, 113 pounds; and 
  • Logan Soileau, Langham Creek, 138 pounds. 

Fifth Place (alternates) 

  • Kevin McAleavey, Cypress Creek, 106 pounds; 
  • Kooper Good, Cypress Ranch, 126 pounds; 
  • Jonathan Manichia, Langham Creek, 145 pounds; 
  • Jaime Craven, Bridgeland, 152 pounds; and 
  • Brayden Grier, Cypress Ranch, 170 pounds. 

Girls 

First Place 

  • Ankita Singh, Cypress Ranch, 95 pounds; 
  • Melissa Cifuentes, Cypress Springs, 102 pounds; 
  • Aliyah Trigueros, Cy-Fair, 119 pounds; 
  • Annika Gotleib, Langham Creek, 128 pounds; 
  • Abigail Sebesta, Langham Creek, 138 pounds; 
  • Anna Vogt, Cypress Ranch, 148 pounds; and 
  • Emma Thomas, Cypress Creek, 185 pounds. 

Second Place 

  • Hailey Bello, Langham Creek, 95 pounds; 
  • Arianna Beltran, Cypress Ranch, 102 pounds; 
  • Genesis Fernandez, Jersey Village, 128 pounds; and 
  • Asia Young, Cypress Ridge, 215 pounds.  

Third Place 

  • Savannah Sanchez, Cypress Ridge, 95 pounds; 
  • Alejandra Mezano, Cypress Ranch, 110 pounds; 
  • Andrea McDaniels, Cypress Woods, 119 pounds; 
  • Madeleine Morris, Cypress Park, 128 pounds; and 
  • Mia Zaino, Cypress Woods, 138 pounds. 

Fourth Place 

    • Christine Tran, Jersey Village, 102 pounds; 
  • Karla Matias, Cypress Springs, 110 pounds; 
  • Brooke Trevino, Cypress Springs, 119 pounds; 
  • Mariah Smith, Cypress Ranch, 128 pounds; 
  • Ruth Mendez, Cypress Springs, 165 pounds; 
  • Mary Roy, Cypress Ranch, 185 pounds; and 
  • Ruby Hill, Cypress Falls, 215 pounds. 

Fifth Place (alternates) 

  • Maria Gonzalez, Cypress Park, 95 pounds; 
  • Scarlet Sanchez, Cypress Ridge, 110 pounds; and 
  • Kaylah Johnson, Cypress Creek, 165 pounds.
Advertisement