Texas Outlaw Preview

After missing last season, the Texas Outlaw tournament held annually by Allen High School is now back in full swing this coming weekend on New Year’s Eve and Day.

The Outlaw tournament has been arguably said the toughest tournament in Texas as it attracts the toughest teams to come compete against Allen who has been the toughest team in Texas for the last 14 years.   

Like always they do a pool format the first day which allows all wrestlers to get anywhere from 2-5 matches the first day then the top 2 winners of each pool will go into a championship bracket on day 2, others into a silver bracket, and so on if needed which can give anywhere from 3-5 matches as well.

This year they have 2 teams from Tennessee making the trip along with 3 top Oklahoma teams couple that with College Park making the trip up from Houston the #2 team in Texas right now in 6A.  

3 of the top 12, 5A teams will be competing with Frisco Heritage and Centennial along with Mission Sharyland making the long journey up from south Texas. Northwest Nelson the #6 team in 6A will be bringing its team from across the metroplex. 

What makes this tournament get even better is now Allen for the first time is having an Outlaw Girls Tournament to go along with the boys. This girls tournament could arguably be tougher then the boys tournament as it will have the top 4 girls teams in the house. Allen, Killeen Ellison, College Park, and Northwest Nelson. 3 girls teams from Oklahoma will make the trip along with the 2 Tennessee teams.

Below we are going to break down per weight class starting with the boys.

106lbs bracket

While this weight class didn’t have any #1 ranked wrestlers but the 106 is always tough to rank anyway as its mainly freshman making a name for themselves in the high school ranks like Abel Silverman of Dripping Springs who has been climbing the rankings as of late.

Allen’s Vinny Tindal and College Parks Charlie Dippery who hasn’t made the top 20 rankings yet but only because they haven’t wrestled anyone at 106. Dippery might go 113 where he has been all year until Reno where he was at 106. Look for both of those wrestlers to climb the rankings. Aodhan Jimenez is another to watch, Jimenez already has a win over Silverman in 5A.

Class School Name Rank

  • 5A – Frisco Heritage David Banda #5
  • 6A – Ft Worth Chisholm Trail Devin Miller #7
  • 5A – Dripping Springs Abel Silverman #7
  • 6A- Katy Cinco Ranch Richie Walsh #13
  • 6A -Houston Strake Jesuit Jackson Ham #15
  • 6A -Killeen Ellison Aodhan Jimenez #20
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