Memorial High School wrestler Caitlyn Flaherty won the girls 165-pound 5A state title, leading a strong season-ending performance Saturday by Frisco ISD wrestlers that included 20 UIL state placers.
Wrestlers from 11 FISD high schools qualified for the state meet at Berry Center in Cypress. Among the state placers – meaning they finished in the top six – were boys medalists Enrique Uribe of Centennial (silver, 113 pounds), Mateo Gutierrez Lazo of Heritage (bronze, 157 pounds), Cortilius Vann of Heritage (bronze, 175 pounds) and Kyle Templeton of Wakeland (bronze, 215 pounds). Frisco ISD girls medalists included Liberty’s Mercede Alvarez (silver, 107 pounds), Frisco’s Destiny Sims (silver, 138 pounds) and Independence’s Abby Garcia (bronze, 107 pounds).
Flaherty became Memorial’s first state wrestling champion with a 5-2 victory over Midlothian’s Madeline Hodges in the championship match. Flaherty finished the season with a 40-4 record after winning her final two matches against opponents that had a combined 94 wins this season.
The Frisco High School girls were the highest FISD finisher as a team, coming in 12th. Lebanon Trail was 16th and Memorial and Reedy tied for 25th. Heritage was the top boys team in 16th, while Reedy was 17th and Liberty 20th.
Congratulations to all the wrestlers for their achievements.
Full Team and Individual Results.