Ten Rattlers (7 Boys, 3 Girls) took on the competition at Lee High School in the Lee Invitational on Saturday.
Junior Addison Garcia (102#) pinned her opponent in the Semifinals to advance to the Finals to face Senior Joe Vasquez from San Antonio Brooks Academy. Garcia had lost to Vasquez in the Finals at the Maverick Invitational last December, and came out hungry. She scored on a take down in the first period, a reversal in the second period, and a near fall in the third period, all the while holding Vasquez scoreless for a final win 7-0.
On the Boys’ side, Freshman Jimmy Benne (120#), Sophomore Alex Sierra (126#), and Senior Tyler Brode (152#) all took Second Place. Benne won by pin, decision, and major to advance to the Finals where he faced Madison Senior Juan Lugo. Benne fought hard all 3 periods but came up short, losing 3-9. Sierra pinned his first two opponents to get to the Finals where he faced Johnson Senior Scott Kilian. Sierra wrestled to the third period scoring 3 points before losing by tech fall. Brode won 2 by pin and 1 by decision to get to the Finals where he lost to tough Roosevelt RaShaud Hunt.
JV took to the mats Friday at the JV Lee Invitational. Nathan Almaguer took 1st at 160#, Xavier Nava took 2nd at 170#, Myles Pryor took 4th at 132#, and Michael Odigie took 4th at 138#.
Next up the Rattlers host the Bill Gillespie Classic Dual Tournament Friday, January 17th at 4:30pm. Come out to Reagan to support your Rattlers as they continue on the road to the District Tournament!