Knights Wrestlers Combat to Win
Leading the season with an 8-0 dual record by the boys and a 7-1 dual record by the girls, both CFHS wrestling teams wrestle hard to maintain their winning streak.
At the beginning of the year, both teams wrestled against Cy-Woods and Klein High School. Striving to be the best, the Knights beat both teams, placing them at a 2-0 dual record.
The second meet for the CF wrestling team was against one of the CCISD schools: Clear Brook. The boys’ team won with 42 points while Brook only received 24. The girls beat them as well with 48 points. This placed both teams at 3-0.
On Dec. 3, the Knights did not disappoint. Both teams wrestled Langham Creek, Cy-Falls and Clear Lake. The boys team triumphed by beating all three teams while the girls “had a historic day”, as said by Eric Thompson, the CF wrestling coach, by winning their matches, 60-0, 56-0 and 48-0. This win proved to be a team enhancement.
“We beat all these teams as a team,” said, junior, Miranda Zipp. “It felt great that we worked together not to let these teams score any points on us.
With that confidence, both wrestling teams prepared themselves for the last home meet of this year. The boys wrestled Morton Ranch first. Both teams were tied 30-30 when sophomore, Devin Coffey broke the tied score and put the Knights in the lead with six points. Tristan Nickolson won the last match against Morton Creek when he pinned his opponent in 42 seconds. Their second opponent was Clear Springs, who they beat 56-19.
On the other hand, the girls team, anchored by Lori Mitchell, managed to beat Clear Springs, but lost by three points to Morton Ranch. The girls did not let this bring them down.
“We each made mistakes which cost us our match against Morton Ranch. That wont stop us from having a successful year,” said Zipp.
The boys ended up with an 8-0 record and the girls are now with a 7-1. Coach Thompson expects both teams to improve and win more tournaments.
“Both teams fight hard and are very competitive. I am very pleased with our progress,” said Thompson. “Knowing [that] it is only our second year and we are battling and beating Houston’s’ best teams is very gratifying.”