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Trinity Christian Academy Wins Prep State Championships

TCA takes the State Prep title in Houston when competing in the Texas State Wrestling Championships where the top 3 wrestlers will advance on to the the National Prep championships later this month in Pennsylvania.   TCA narrowly edged out Liberty Christian School 186.5 to 182.00.  St Johns School came in 3rd with 169.00 team points.

Complete Prep Results

The Prep State tournament in a unique arrangement between TAPPS and the SPC to create a qualifying event for Prep Nationals. TAPPS is a group of Texas only Christian & Catholic schools. The SPC is a group of non-sectarian college prep schools which includes schools from Oklahoma, including one which competes in wrestling—Casady. The top 3 from this tournament qualify for prep Nationals. That tournament takes place on February 23-24 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and features such powerhouses as Blair Academy & Wyoming Seminary. Following Prep State, the SPC holds its own Conference Championship & TAPPs will hold its annual State Tournament in 2 weeks at McKinney Christian.

 

 

Below is the list of Prep Wrestlers headed to Nationals.   The Asterisks next to the weights have a 5 match rule in effect for the 3/4th place wrestler.  It is NOT yet  determined who gets to go at this time.

106

  • 1st Place – Brooks Heard of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 2nd Place – William Dundee of St. Thomas Catholic
  • 3rd Place – Brandon Brentham of Texas School for the Deaf

113

  • 1st Place – Karsten Johnson of Liberty Christian School-TX
  • 2nd Place – Alan Fandrich of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 3rd Place – Cort Doyle of McKinney Christian Academy

120

  • 1st Place – Skylar Smith of Liberty Christian School-TX
  • 2nd Place – Mason Morland of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 3rd Place – Raul Villa of Bishop Lynch Hs

126

  • 1st Place – Braeden Baller of Liberty Christian School-TX
  • 2nd Place – Duncan Clayton of San Antonio Christian School
  • 3rd Place – Sebastian Jimenez of St. John`s School Houston

132

  • 1st Place – Noah Miller of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 2nd Place – Christian Pikett of Liberty Christian School-TX
  • 3rd Place – Thomas Grannen of St. John`s School Houston

138

  • 1st Place – Tucker Ribman of St. Mark`s School of Texas
  • 2nd Place – Max Mills of Bishop Lynch Hs
  • 3rd Place – Alex Jacobs of St. Thomas Catholic

*145

  • 1st Place – Layo Laniyan of St. John`s School Houston
  • 2nd Place – Foti Pakes of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 3rd Place – Christopher Talbot of Episcopal School of Dallas
  • 4th Place-Mitchell Taylor of Liberty Christian School TX

152

  • 1st Place – Riley Crow of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 2nd Place – Graham Stanush of The Oakridge School
  • 3rd Place – Jake Ramsey of Liberty Christian School-TX

160

  • 1st Place – Hunter Balk of Trinity Christian Academy
  • 2nd Place – Noah Chan of Kinkaid School
  • 3rd Place – Rex Collins of McKinney Christian Academy

170

  • 1st Place – Will Harrell of McKinney Christian Academy
  • 2nd Place – Ethan Wilson of Liberty Christian School-TX
  • 3rd Place – Evan Hammerman of St. John`s School Houston

182

  • 1st Place – Holden Fricks of All Saints Episcopal School
  • 2nd Place – Caleb Doyle of McKinney Christian Academy
  • 3rd Place – Charles Stalder of Bishop Lynch Hs

195

  • 1st Place – Caleb Silvia of All Saints Episcopal School
  • 2nd Place – Warren Walls of Bishop Lynch Hs
  • 3rd Place – Dani Yan of St. John`s School Houston

220

  • 1st Place – Wesley Gow of St. John`s School Houston
  • 2nd Place – Paul Davis of Bishop Lynch Hs
  • 3rd Place – Nate Zeller of Dallas Christian School

*285

  • 1st Place – Colin Lawler of Kinkaid School
  • 2nd Place – Benedict Sipe of Faustina Academy
  • 3rd Place – John Renfrow of Casady School, Ok
  • 4th Place – Roman Lewis of St. John`s School

 

Below is the lone undefeated Prep wrestlers after the Championships 

All Saints Episcopal  #1-Prep @195 Caleb Silva 18-0

Kincaid  #1-Prep @ 285 Colin Lawler 24-0