From the opening matches on Friday morning until the final champions were crowned Saturday evening, Frisco ISD wrestlers were a strong presence at the UIL State Wrestling Championships at the Berry Center in Cypress.
Led by a 5A state runner-up finish by the Liberty girls, the results showed the depth of the high school wrestling programs in FISD:
*3 Teams in state’s top 10
*2 individual state champions
*8 individual state finalists
*10 state semifinalists
*15 state placers
*9 FISD high schools won at least one state match
The Liberty girls piled up 88 points to finish second to El Paso Hanks (96.5). The Redhawks were led by Savannah West, who won the 110-pound state championship a year after finishing as the runner-up. Liberty’s other top girls finishers included 138-pound runner-up Ashley Cook and the third-place finisher at 165 pounds, Princess Egbuchunam.
Independence was the other FISD school with a girls state finalist, as Tabitha Wood finished second at 119 pounds.
On the boys side, Liberty led a trio of FISD teams near the top of the team standings. Liberty finished sixth, led by a pair of state runner-up finishes. Precious Essien was second at 138 pounds and Diego Lorenso was second at 195.
Lone Star finished 10th and had two wrestlers finish second in the state. La’Stot Pleasant was second at 132 pounds and Michael Gaisoa was second at 220 pounds.
Frisco’s Tyler Brennan was the other FISD wrestler to win a 5A title. Brennan, who last year won the 5A state title at 106 pounds, battled to win the 126-pound title as a senior. His championship helped Frisco finish 12th in the boys team standings.
-- Top FISD Teams in State Standings –
2. Liberty … 88
16. Independence … 31
6. Liberty … 54
10. Lone Star … 45
12. Frisco … 41
-- FISD State Champions --
110 pounds: Savannah West, Liberty
126 pounds: Tyler Brennan, Frisco
-- FISD State Finalists –
119 pounds: Tabitha Wood, Independence
138 pounds: Ashley Cook, Liberty
132 pounds: La’Stot Pleasant, Lone Star
138 pounds: Precious Essien, Liberty
195 pounds: Diego Lorenso, Liberty
220 pounds: Michael Gaisoa, Lone Star
-- Other FISD State Placers --
3rd Place - Princess Egbuchunam, Liberty
6th Place - Karina Quirós, Liberty
6th Place - Tyten Volk, Centennial
6th Place - Armando Vasquez, Liberty
6th Place - Jacob Golson, Frisco
5th Place - Tucker Spradley, Reedy
6th Place - Preston Hass, Reedy
Full Boys Results here:
Full Girls Results here: