TAPPS State Tournament

The MCA wrestling competed in the TAPPS State Tournament at Bishop Lynch and placed fourth.


Photo by: Mandy Collins

The Mustang wrestlers pose for a photo after getting fourth place at TAPPS State.

Sam Harrell, Sports Editor

This past Saturday the MCA wrestling team competed at the TAPPS State Tournament hosted at Bishop Lynch High School. MCA placed fourth overall and received a plaque to show it. Placing did not come easy though, and most of the wrestlers had to battle to get those high valued points that were included in the team score. The Mustang wrestlers dominated their weight classes and brought home eight individual medals. The TAPPS States Tournament wrapped up a good season for all the Mustang wrestlers. Although, four MCA wrestlers will still be competing at PREP Nationals in two weeks in Pennsylvania. Senior Captain Graham Kraft said, “We fought hard in the Tournament and showed heart. And all in all, we ended the season strong.”

10 state-placers (top 4)
9 All-State (top 3)
2 State Champs (Caleb, Rex)
Took 4th Overall (only 15 points behind 1st)
EVERY KID scored points. Almost every one performed higher than their seed.
106 Nate – 3rd (3 seed)
113 Conrad – 4th (unseeded)
120 Maliq – DNP (unseeded)
126 Patriot – 3rd (3 seed)
132 Cort – 3rd (3 seed)
138 Sam – 4th (unseeded)
145 Evan – 3rd (unseeded)
152 Graham – 3rd (4 seed)
160 Christian – DNP (unseeded)
170 Rex – State Champ ( 1 seed)
182 Caleb – State Champ (1 seed)
195 Matthew – 3rd (unseeded)

Photo by: Mandy Collins
All three of the MCA captains placed at the TAPPS State Tournament. Senior Caleb Doyle, Graham Kraft and Rex Collins.
Photo by: Mandy Collins
Senior Captain Rex Collins finishes the match that determined him getting a gold medal.
Photo by: Mandy Collins
Senior Captain Graham Kraft ends his season placing third placing third at TAPPS State.
Photo by: Mandy Collins
Sophomore Patriot Butler ends his season with a tough win placing third.