Girls wrestling takes State championship
Girls State Title creates unique Texas status for CRHS Wrestling
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The Cinco Ranch girls wrestling team won the UIL State Wrestling Championship for the first time on Feb 20. Senior Taylor Rossario won the gold medal in the 185 pounds class after beating Langham Creek’s Kristyn Granat in 36 seconds. Sophomore Kayla De Leon placed first in the 138 lbs class with an 8-1 decision against College Park’s Hunter Robinson. Senior Charlotte Fowler was the State runner up in the 110 pounds category while senior Queena Chen placed 4th in the 148 pounds class.
“The talent in the room was realized even before the beginning of the school year,” Chen said.“ After last year’s season, Coach Dushane told us that in order to win the tournament each one of us would have to put our best foot forward.”
Even though Chen placed 4th in the competition, she still believes that wrestling is both physically and mentally exhausting.
“Every time we go to the center of the mat to wrestle, we are essentially left to defend for ourselves,” Chen said. “Even though we have our coaches and teammates cheering us on, we have to be mentally tough and stand alone in the face of obstacles.”
The team won Regionals by one point and State by a total of 16 points more than their competitors. The Lady Cougars and the 2007 Cinco Ranch boys State titles make Cinco Ranch the only high school in Texas with a boys and girls State Wrestling Championship.