The Class 5A girls UIL Wrestling Championships featured some repeats, some different results and a first state team championship.
The last day of the event held at The Berry Center of Northwest Houston saw Justin Northwest pull away from a tightly packed team race to win with 71 points. Lubbock Cooper was second with 67 1/2, followed by Dumas with 64 and Burleson Centennial with 59.
The final four in the team standings featured four new teams from last year’s final ledger.
“These kids have been working so hard and we have a really special group this year,” Northwest coach Jessica Fresh said. “So putting it all together and seeing them accomplish this is such an amazing feat. It is a great feeling and an awesome team effort.”
Northwest had four wrestlers take a spot on the medal stands and all six earned points.
Mackenzie Blue (132 pounds) and Trinity Washko (185) were runners-up, while Emma Graves (107) and Sierra Simmons (145) each finished in sixth place.
There were three undefeated state champions and then three more that finished the season with only one loss…