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The Martin Warrior Invitational Preview

9 top 10 Teams to do battle in Arlington Martin Warrior Invitational

5 of the top 10 6A ranked tournament teams, 2 top 10 5A and 2 top 10 Prep teams  will be battling it out this weekend at the Martin Warrior Invitational.  Along with the host Arlington Martin, El Paso Franklin and Eastwood are making the trip from west Texas, Southlake Carroll, and Flowermound make up the other 2 teams for 6A.  Prosper and Dallas Highland Park are the 5A, and TCA and Liberty Christian are the Prep teams.   There could potentially be some state champion match ups as well as a lot of ranked wrestlers from various teams from 5A, 6A and Prep divisions.


Quote by Coach Spangler

The Martin Warrior Invitational is a great way to start the season.  We use it as a measuring stick to see where our kids are at and what improvements  need to be made technique wise.  Our expectations are for our kids to compete hard, wrestle through every position, hustle ,and get better as the tournament goes on.  Coach Dunn has run the tournament since he took over the program in the Fall of 2004 (I joined in Fall of 2009).  With the wrestling season being pushed back a week, a lot of the tournaments that used to be held the previous week are now the same weekend.  Texas is one of the earlier states to start competition, so over the years we mostly have had Texas teams with an exception here or there.  This years teams will be be competing from DFW, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso.
Matt Spengler


Below is a break down of potential match ups in each weight class.

Arlington Martin’s #5 ranked Donavon Whitted will make his High School debut, as well as #9 ranked Christoper Martinez of El Paso Franklin from the 6A division.  5A division has #3 ranked Jackson Bourne from Frisco Reedy.  Aaron Hernandez from El Paso Eastwood and Owen Holloway of Southlake are other top 20 wrestlers.

#3 ranked Dominic Chavez of Arlington Martin headlines this weight.  #8 Sam McCoy of Plano, and #12 Alex Maestas of McKinney Boyd are other 6A ranked.  Prosper and Frisco Reedy have some top 20 wrestlers as well.

#5-5A Caleb Redman of Prosper, #6-6A Kobe Nelms are the top 10 guys here. #13 freshman Jaden Two Lance of Arlington Martin makes his debut.  #8 Jordan Haskins of Lewisville could take this scene as well.

This weight is loaded.  Possibly the match of the tournament #1 ranked and State Champ Isaiah Delgado of El Paso Eastwood could meet up with #3 ranked and State Champ from 106 Luke Garcia of Arlington Martin.  #4 Adrian Rodriguez of El Paso Franklin could upside either one.  #10 Tatsuro Iwase of Plano, #12 Jeremy Acevedo of El Paso Coronado are some more top 20 wrestlers.

Another awesome match may be #1 and State Champ James McClain-Green and #3 Connor Manderfeld of Arlington Martin.  El Paso boys #9 Joshua Jimenez of Coronado and #11 David Denney of Eastwood will be contenders along with the #1 Prep Noah Miller from TCA.

#2 Adam Maestas from McKinney Boyd leads this pack.  #5 Hector Perez of Franklin and #6 David Reyes of Arlington Martin will make for an interesting weight class.

#1 Prep ranked Foti Pakes of TCA, #2 Cameron Haddock of Southlake, could go 152. Will have #6 Kaleb Jewett of Franklin and #7 Brett Taylor of Arlington Martin to content with,  #10 Austin Cooley of Plano will be competitive.

#1 Prep ranked Riley Crow of TCA, #3 Caleb Kimsey of Highland Park, #4 Zach Carpenter of Arlington Martin and #7 Anthony Martinez of Eastwood  . will all battle for the top spot.

#1-5A Tommy Flaherty of Prosper is the top guy here.  #3-6A Eric Two Lance of Martin,   #2-Prep ranked Hunter Balk of TCA will have something to say about that.

#5-5A James Wujek of Prosper and #7 David Powers of Franklin are the top ranked guys here.

#3 Nathan Dotson of Martin is the top wrestler at this weight along with #7 Jake Carrillo of Flowermound.

#1-6A Jake Johnson of Southlake (if not in Football) and #1-5A Aidan Connor of Highland Park headlines here.  #6 Victor Molina of Franklin should make the trip. #11 Austin Baker of Martin can climb the rankings with some quality wins here.

Again the #1 ranked guy Jacob Doddridge of Southlake will probably still be in football.  #5 Miquel Castro of Franklin and #8 Adam Nix of Martin, #5-5A Jeremy Hanes of Highland Park could be doing the battle for the Championship.

#5-5A Tristan Baugher of Prosper is the top wrestler here.  #8 DJ Ousley of Martin and #9 Elijah Fernandez of Eastwood will battle for the top spot.

Below is a compete list of wrestlingtexas ranked wrestlers that could be at the tournament.


WeightRank6A-RankedRank5A RankedRankPrep
1065Donavan Whitted3Jackson Bourne
9Christoper Martinez
11Gabriel Gamez
15Aaron Hernandez
17Owen Hollaway
1133Dominic Chavez
8Sam McCoy
12Alex Maestas
14Joey Galvan
16Ben Delemos
17Will Caillet
1206Kobe Nelms5Caleb Redmen1Karston Johnson
7Jordan Haskins3Alan Fandrich
12Jaden Two Lance
18Brendan Noetzel
1261Isaiah Delgado3Skylar Smith
3Luke Garcia
4Adrian Rodriguez
10Tatsuro Iwase
11Daniel Vance
12Jeremy Acevedo
1321James McClain-Green14Enis Ida1Noah Miller
3Connor Manderfeld
4Joaquin Bautista
9Joshua Jimenez
11David Denney
18Jason Beltran
1383Adam Maestas2Hunter Stinnett
5Hector Perez
6David Reyes
9Adrian Zubia
11Brian Najera
16Ty Owens
19Mo Zain
1457Kaleb Jewett2Eric Pacheco1Foti Pakes
8Brett Taylor3Tommy Flaherty5Matthew Melody
12Austin Cooley
13Mason Mitchell
16Destin Fischer
1522Cameron Haddock4Caleb Kimsey1Riley Crow
4Zach Carpenter3Graham Stanush
7Anthony Martinez
1605Eric Two Lance1James Wujek2Hunter Balk
11Chris Reese5Zachary Vasquez
13John Lisenby
17Quinn Armstrong
1708David Powers3Cameron Keller
10John Holland
11Anthony Kingsbury
18Yoseph Hernandez
19Alex Huerta
1822Nathan Dotson
3Nathan Grimes
7Jake Carrillo
18Matt Breland
1951Jake Johnson1Aidan Connor3Jack Podsednik
6Victor Molina12Alex Varela5Zane Ahlfinger
10Austin Baker13Thomas Champan
11Miguel Castro
13Johnny Thompson
17Jontre Charles
2201Jacob Doddridge5Jeremy Hanes4Grayson Mann
5Miquel Castro
8Adam Nix
10Bryce Bennett
16Dillion Richards
2856Elijah Fernandez5Tristan Baugher3Charles De La Rosa
8Devon Hopkins9Greyson D’Aloisio
10DJ Ousley14Joaquin Martinez
18Angel Rodriguez19Dylan Francis
20Braylon German