Local wrestlers headed to state tournament

Vandegrift wrestlers advance to state as regional champions for the third straight season


The UIL Wrestling State Tournament begins Friday at the Berry Center in Cypress.

The first round of the boys’ double elimination tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Friday while the girls’ tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. The boys’ championship quarterfinals start at 1:30 p.m. and the girls’ begin at 4 p.m.

Saturday’s competition begins with the boys’ championship semifinals at 8:30 a.m. and the girls’ start at 10:30 a.m.

The title matches for both 5A and 6A boys and girls are at 4:45 on Saturday afternoon. 

Three of the six Cedar Park boys that qualified are ranked: No. 7 Levi Bell, No. 18 Chigozie Onyia, an alternate at 182-pounds, and No. 12 Jacob Munoz. Bell is making his second straight trip to the state tournament after wrestling on a broken ankle a year ago.

All four Rouse wrestlers that qualified for the state tournament are ranked. In the 160-pound weight class, Tanner Looney is the highest ranked Raider wrestler at No. 3.

Leander’s only participant, junior John Geiger, is ranked No. 6 at 120 pounds. 

Vandegrift won the regional title for the third year in a row this year. All but one Viper is ranked entering the state tournament: No. 16 Remy Jacops, No. 2 Noah Gochberg, No. 4 Luke Sloan, No. 17 Grant Riddle and No. 14 Dakota Kleffner. 

Vista Ridge senior Kelby Davis’ career almost ended after a gruesome leg injury after his sophomore season, but the No. 4 wrestler at 195-pounds is at the state tournament for the second year in a row.

In the girls’ division, Vista Ridge senior Alena Clavijo is the highest ranked local at the meet at No. 11 at 128-pounds, while Rouse junior Violet Hall is No. 12 in the 110-weight division. Cedar Park sophomore Cassidy King, an alternate in the 102-pound weight class, is No. 13 in the state.

Cedar Park

152-pounds: Hampton Jenschke 

160-pounds: Ethan Forbes

182-pounds: Chigozie Onyia (alternate)

195-pounds: Jacob Munoz

220-pounds: Levi Bell

285-pounds: Ben Bell


102-pounds: Cassidy King (alternate)


106-pounds: Joel Komorn (alternate)

152-pounds: Thomas Tolbert 

160-pounds: Tanner Looney

285-pounds: Owen Kelly 


110-pounds: Violet Hall


145-pounds: Brian Creel

195-pounds: Jacob Trim (alternate)


110-pounds: Emmi Wilson 

128-pounds: Mea Mohler (alternate)

215-pounds: Morgan Bonvillian


120-pounds: John Geiger


106-pounds: Remy Jacops 

113-pounds: Noah Gochberg

126-pounds: Luke Sloan

152-pounds: Grant Riddle

170-pounds: Dakota Kleffner

220-pounds: Matt Sanders (alternate)

Vista Ridge

106-pounds: Troy Smith

126-pounds: Aaron Lofton

195-pounds: Kelby Davis


128-pounds: Alena Clavijo 


132-pounds: Tyler Barker 


110-pound: Bryce Matthews (alternate)