It seems like our Lamar Girls Wrestling Team is on a roll, bringing home trophies almost every week from tournaments and placing on the podium for some girls. The girls brought a major victory home and are now qualified to participate in the Texas High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals in Wichita Falls for 2024.
On the weekend of January 19th and 20th the girls competed and attained “ALL STATE’’ status by placing 6th place, and now find themselves going to Wichita Falls.
“I’m so proud of my team, it was a new experience for all of us,” captain Kaylynn Lairson stated. ”We haven’t been to the state dual since 2007 so we were expected to place 13th but we proved to people that we can be and do better and beat those standards by taking home 6th place.”
After a weekend of hard work, the girls went out to celebrate the great weekend. Sophomore Luna Estrada explained how the team celebrated the big win.
“We got Chipotle afterwards,” Luna shares. “Now we’re all overweight, so we have to lose all this weight before State.”
The members of this year’s All-State team are Ariel Hernandez, Ada Onyekwere, Lilibeth Escamilla, Abigail Hernandez, Kaylen Noyola Martinez, Ana Hernandez, Kaylynn Lairson, Kyleigh Costilla, Jaylah Davenport, Kamryn Green, Luna Estrada, Melanie Escobedo, Natalie Caldera, Okaleigh Porter, Elna Tudora and Sariah Anderson.