Reagan Wrestling finishes 7th out of 33 teams at Russ Pederson Tournament

Last Saturday the Boys’ Varsity battled hard in Johnson’s gym to take home 7th place with 102 points – just 1 point shy of 6th place.  Junior Zarek Hernandez (113#) again led the Rattlers, maintaining his undefeated record and took 1st place.  Freshman Jimmy Benne (120#) and Junior Amir Mussali (138#) went 4-1 taking 4th place each, both forced to forfeit the 3rd place challenge due to the UIL rule of maximum 5 matches per day.  Senior Tyler Brode also put in an impressive 4-1 performance in a stacked 160# weight class, but was unable to continue for a medal because of same UIL rule.

On the Girls’ side, Reagan took home 14th out of 32 teams.  Junior Addison Garcia brought home 2nd place – losing the championship match by a narrow 3-7 decision to Ray High School’s (Corpus Christi) Odelia Lopez who recently won the Preseason National Tournament in Iowa – an exciting match to watch.

JV put in their battle against 27 teams Friday Night with Ian Lassandro, Nathan Almaguer, Sean Jones, Ethan Gutierrez and Chase Purcelli taking 1st place; Nathan Caron, Dominique Sanchez and Xavier Nava taking 2nd place; Chase Trinkle and Myles Pryor taking 3rd place; and Kaleb de la Garza and Parker Miller taking 4th place.

Great job to all the Rattlers and Coaches on a long weekend of tough wrestling!

Next up Reagan and 49 teams will participate the grueling Doc Hess Classic in Bryan, Tx this SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST.

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