Los Fresnos High School to Add Boys’ and Girls’ Wrestling

Two high school students wrestling (collegiate, scholastic, or folkstyle) in the United States. Photo: Dreier Carr/wikimedia

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Los Fresnos High School is joining the wrestling alliance. The Falcons will start boys’ and girls’ wrestling for the first time in school history.

Los Fresnos will become of part of District 16-6A, joining 18 other schools from the Rio Grande Valley. Others in the district in the district include four schools from Edinburg, four schools from P-SJ-A, three from La Joya, three from McAllen, two from Weslaco, Mission and San Benito.

Announcements have been made at school, and about 25 students are working out so far in the weight room during first period. “As soon as football is over, we may have 100 more boys,” Athletics Director Patrick Brown said.

Scott Inskeep will be the head coach for the boys’ and girls’ teams. He will be assisted by Ausencio Garza and Valerie Flores.

Wrestling practice is held year-round. The first day for meets and tournaments is Nov. 7.

Wrestling is similar to powerlifting in weight classes. There are 14 weight classifications in the boys’ division, starting with the lowest of 106 pounds to the highest of 285 pounds. In the girls’ division, there are 10 weight classifications, starting with the lowest of 95 pounds to a the highest of 215 pounds.

Wrestling teams may compete in seven tournaments each year. The district wrestling meet must be held by February 11, 2017. The Region IV meet will be held Feb. 17-18 in San Antonio, and the State Tournament will be held in Cypress Feb. 24-25.

In district tournaments, the top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the regional tournament. At regional, the top four in each class advance to the state meet.

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