In a tournament dominated by Arlington Martin, another Arlington school made some noise on Wednesday – Mirabeau B. Lamar High School.
The Vikings finished second in the boys Class 3-6A meet held at the Arlington ISD Athletics Center with 185 points, 40 points ahead of Arlington in the team chase.
Lamar finished with a pair of champions and will send 10 wrestlers to the regional meet next weekend at W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.
This year’s regional qualifiers are an increase of one from last year’s results.
The Vikings made strides in the big matches as well with six in the finals – after only two in the 2022-23 season.
Lamar is guided this year by coach Robert Myers, who most recently was the head coach at Burleson Centennial. He returned ‘home’ this offseason to Lamar, where he graduated in 2009. He was a two-time state placer for the Vikings and left as the school’s all-time win leader.
He’s been a regional and state head coach of the year in his coaching stops at Burleson Centennial and South Grand Prairie.
Now, he’s working to turn the Vikings into contenders in the metroplex.
Both of the Vikings champions on Wednesday are underclassmen.
Sophomore Marquis Reis won the 285-pound title with three wins, booking ending his day with pins. He beat Arlington’s Nicholas Alvarez in the finals with a third-period fall.
Reis is now 43-8 on the year….