Wrestling places first in district tournament


Matt Bolden

Sophomore Zach Darrow wrestles his opponent during his match on Jan. 28. Last Thursday, the wrestling achieved the school’s first at a district competition.

The wrestling team took first place in the district wrestling tournament last Thursday at Princeton High School competing against Highland Park and Carrollton Creekview. 

“Our men did really well,” head wrestling coach Mike Eaton said. “It’s the first time in our school history that we’ve ever won a district tournament.”

The regional tournament will be held at Pflugerville Weiss High School on Feb. 15. The state tournament will be held the following week in Cypress at the Berry Center on Feb. 21. 

“I think our team this year is probably the best in Lovejoy history,” varsity wrestler Alex Vislosky said. “Most members on the team have put in the work and have the confidence to perform really well at regionals and state.”

To prepare for the regional tournament, the wrestling team is currently continuing their usual workout regiment–practicing twice a day with additional Performance Course weightlifting two days a week.

“I feel like we have a good shot at winning the whole thing,” varsity wrestler Jakob Underwood said. “As long as we have our guys pulling through to the finals, nothing can stand in our way.”