Junior Brandon Jimenez, Sophomore Jimmy Benne and Freshman Connor O’Brien traveled to Fort Worth to compete in Lonestar Nationals on February 6th.
In his first major club tournament in the High School Division 6 at 138#, Jimenez decidedly won his first match 9-2, scoring 3 takedowns (6 points) and 3 nearfall points – 5 in the first period. He dropped his next 2 matches to very tough competition from El Paso and Oklahoma, going 1-2 for the day and getting valuable mat time.
In his last year as a 15U Division 5 wrestler, Benne went 3-0 to win First Place at 132#, with a Major Decision (10-0), a Pin and a Decision (5-1). In the High School Division 6 at 132# Benne hit a first period pin then dropped his next match 1-8. He worked his way up the backside of the bracket, winning his next 3 matches by decision (3-1, 6-5, 3-1) to get to the 3rd place match. After 3 periods, the score was tied 1-1, and unfortunately Benne lost in Sudden Death overtime. He earned 4th place and was 7-2 for the day.
Also his first major club tournament, O’Brien gained experience and wrestled with heart. He went 1-4 for the day competing at 113# in both 15U Division 5 and High School Division 6. His win was a Major Decision (10-0) in the High School Division, where he scored with a takedown (2 points), a reversal (2 points), 5 nearfall points and a penalty point.
Thursday February 11th is the UIL hydration test and the Rattlers open their season March 6th at Johnson High School with a Quad-dual meet versus Lake Travis, Vista Ridge and Johnson. We will be ready.
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