Leander wrestling gains experience

By Ben Fischer

   With district’s end coming closer, The Lions boys wrestling team has been attending more and more meets trying to gain as much experience before the final district meet on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.

   Among the more recent meets they have attended, one of their better performances was at the Delco Center, The Centex Invitational. This was a 39 team tournament in which The Lions placed third. Tournament Champions were Jonathan Flores, senior, and Brett Wharton, senior. Coming in third was Aaron Franklin, senior, and Marco Salais, sophomore.

  During The Backyard Brawl against Cedar Park, The Lions did a great job, and unfortunately it came down to the last match to decide that close 37-34 loss.

  At the Vista Ridge Dual, Flores and Salais led the team, but was not able to pull them through.

   Kevin Smith, coach, and the team would like to thank all who came out and showed their support, as well as invite everyone to the next home match Jan. 19, where they hope to “wrestle” the Westlake Chaps.