Trebor Moreno won another state championship but perhaps the win that preceded that was his biggest one in the UIL State Wrestling Championships held Feb. 17-18 in Cypress.
The El Paso Eastwood wrestler picked up a second straight 132-pound title and on the way to the crown he won a head-to-head battle with another defending state champion.
That was one reason he was named the Class 6A Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
“It was very unexpected, I don’t know … I feel an immense amount of gratitude to my family, my coaches and my teammates,” Moreno said. “A lot of hard work goes into it and to see it pay off, is really nice.”
Moreno won 9-3 in the championship over fifth-ranked Tim McGuire of Klein to defend his title. Moreno (39-2) beat Bryan’s Nick Gorman, 5-3 in overtime, in the semifinals. That meant Moreno was one of only three repeat champions — the others were Arlington James Martin’s Isaak Arevalo and Shawn Ryncarz.
Gorman won the 126-pound title last year and ended up taking third this year, finishing 36-2.
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