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Six Champions Lead College Park to Dominant Victory in District 8-6A

On Thursday, January 31st, Conroe High School hosted the District 8 Championships for a one-day tournament. Participating teams from the Conroe ISD included Caney Creek, The Woodlands, College Park, Oak Ridge, Grand Oaks, Conroe, and one school from outside of Conroe, Willis. Within those seven teams there were twenty-one wrestlers listed on the most recent TX Wrestling rankings.

As can be seen in the team results below, College Park had complete control of the District. They ended up with six individual champions, and a total of twelve Region qualifiers advancing to next week. Willis ends up in second with three champions, and eight wrestlers moving on. The other champions come from The Woodlands and Grand Oaks both with two, and Oak Ridge with one.

The Most Outstanding Wrestler award was earned by 215 lb. Samuel Slaton of Oak Ridge. Photo by: Brian S. Doyle

Team Results:

  • 1st College Park 276.0
  • 2nd Willis 214.5
  • 3rd Woodlands 199.0
  • 4th Caney Creek 160.0
  • 5th Oak Ridge 159.5
  • 6th Conroe 110.0
  • 7th Grand Oaks 103.5

106 lbs: The #4 ranked and top seed Brandon Patillo of College Park, cruised through the bracket and secured the title with a TF 1.5 2:51 (15-0) win over #6 Robert Quinn of Grand Oaks.

  • 1st Brandon Patillo 41-4 College Park
  • 2nd Robert Quinn 27-7 Grand Oaks
  • 3rd Leon Jourden 31-13 Willis
  • 4th Brayden Spencer 26-12 Conroe
Pictured: Brandon Patillo, College Park vs Robert Quinn, Grand Oaks. Photo by: Brian S. Doyle

113 lbs: When #1 ranked Andrew Huerta was unable to participate in the tournament, #13 ranked Derrick Collins of Oak Ridge moved up to the top seed. Collins met #18 Grady Burson of Willis in the finals and was able to get a pin the second period at 2:38. Two of Collins’ three losses this come at the capable hands of Aodhan Jimenez of Killeen Ellison.

  • 1st Derrick Collins 34-3 Oak Ridge
  • 2nd Grady Burson 38-12 Willis
  • 3rd Charles Hempfling 17-12 Woodlands
  • 4th David Ramos 11-16 Caney Creek

120 lbs: There was only one ranked wrestler in this class and that was freshman Luca Rios of Willis…

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Written by Brian S. Doyle

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