The Delco Center in Austin, Texas, once again played host to the highly anticipated 8th annual Capital Classic on November 17th and 18th. This prestigious wrestling tournament marked the season debut for most of the 41 teams participating, a blend of both 5A and 6A schools, showcasing a diverse range of talent and skill.
Austin Lake Travis: A Dominant Force
Austin Lake Travis emerged as the champions, a remarkable feat considering they competed with only ten wrestlers. Their performance was nothing short of spectacular, with each of their starting ten wrestlers going undefeated on the first day. By the end of the tournament, they boasted seven placers and three champions, an impressive testament to their skill and preparation.
Top Contenders: Dripping Springs and Austin Vandegrift
Dripping Springs and Austin Vandegrift also made their presence felt, securing second and third place, respectively. Their strong finishes underscored the competitive nature of the tournament and the high level of wrestling talent present in the region.
Team Results Breakdown
- Champions: Austin Lake Travis – 184 points
- Runner-up: Dripping Springs – 164.5 points
- 3rd Place: Austin Vandegrift – 153.5 points
- 4th Place: Houston Clear Lake – 143 points
- 5th Place: Cedar Park – 126 points
Weight Class Victories and Surprises
This was a full 16-man bracket of all freshmen and sophomores; no ranked wrestlers in this weight. Nathan Reilly of Cedar Park pins his way through the tournament, proving himself as a threat to the 5A-106lb division….