RATTLERS TAKE 16TH OF 72 TEAMS AT TOUGH CY FAIR TOURNAMENT

Reagan had 3 wrestlers place at the grueling Cy Fair Tournament, who with their teammates accumulated 115 team points to come home with 16th place out of 72 teams, the highest placing in our District.

SENIOR MAVERICK WHITETHORN (145#) took 4th place and scored 23 team points.  Whitethorn won his first 2 matches by Major Decision and Decision, but dropped the Quarterfinals in a close 4-6 Decision.  He battled and won his next 3 matches to get into the Consolation Finals, but lost the 3rd place match 5-6 Decision.
JUNIOR JIMMY BENNE (138#) brought home 5th place and scored 21 team points.  Benne pinned his way to the Quarterfinals, where he won the match by an intense 4-4 Ultimate Tie Breaker (after 3 x 2 minute Regular Periods, 1 x 1 minute Overtime Period, and 3 x 30 second Double Overtime Periods the score was still tied 4-4 and victory went to whomever scored last).  Benne dropped the Semifinal match and the Consolation Semifinal match, then rallied to win the 5th place match by 6-3 Decision.
SOPHOMORE BRYCE WHITETHORN (120#) took 8th place and scored 16 team points.  Whitethorn pinned his way to the Quarterfinals, but lost.  He won his next match by an exciting 5-3 Decision, then dropped the Round 7 bout and the 7th place match.

Wrestling is individual but also a team sport in that EVERY team point counts (17th place was 1 point behind Reagan!).  Other contributing Rattlers were:  O’BRIEN (113#) 19 points, PEEVY (220#) 11 points, CONNOLY (285#) 9 points, ALMAGUER (152#) 8 points, MCGLEASON-BRUNSON (182#) 7 points, CRAWFORD (195#) 4 points, PECHMAN (106#) 4 points, MAYO (160#) 3 points.

Rattler Girls also battled hard, with JUNIOR ELLA GRANSBERY (128#) and JUNIOR PARIS GONZALEZ (165#) both coming away from the Tournament with a 2-2 record, just short of the blood rounds.

Next up Reagan hosts Roosevelt and Madison at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 13th, followed by the Volunteer Invitational at LEE High School (JV January 14th at 5:00pm and Varsity January 15th at 8:00am).

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