The 64 district championships are completed an results are posted. We have not yet received District 1 or 9 5A results and trackwrestling seems to have a glitch with the 13-5A girls brackets and scores, so those are also not listed. Here our your 2017 District team champions:
In the close races, we have not gone in and backed out the wrestle-back matches to see if we have the right champion listed – wrestle-back matches are scored in trackwrestling’s software, yet they are not scoring matches and do not affect the actual team scores or tournament results. So the trackwrestling team standings are incorrect in many cases.
One notably close and exciting district race was at the Berry Center, in the 10-6A boys’ tournament. Cy Fair went into the final round with a comfortable lead and a dozen wrestlers in placement matches, 6 in the finals. The one team with a mathematical chance of overtaking the lead was Cy Woods, but with only 4 of their 11 finalists in the championship matches, they needed a lot of things to go their way. The tide started turning in the first three 3rd place matches, where Cy Woods’ wrestlers pinned their Cy Fair opponents.
When Cy Woods’ Sr. captain Henry Rossiter pinned Fair’s Travon Mosley in the 182lb final, Cy Fair was down to their last opportunity to clinch, in the 195lb final, with top seeded Josh Wilson facing rival and #2 seed Jarod Camacho of Cy Ranch. Camacho avenged an earlier loss to Wilson, winning a 4-2 decision and leaving the door open for Cy Woods to snatch the team trophy. Even with Cy Fair winning the last head to head matchup over Woods – in the 220lb 3rd place match – it came down to the final match of the day, where Woods’ Tim Dendy got a 1st period pin to win the 285lb title and push Cy Woods to the top of the team standings.
Congratulations to all 64 district championship teams and all individual champions. The top four wrestlers from each district now advance to next week’s Regional Championships.
There are a lot of adjustments being made to the individual rankings as well. Several state ranked wrestlers did not compete in districts, including at least one defending state champion. We have also added several names to the roles, as some new kids hit our radar.