Clear Creek ISD had six wrestlers qualify for state at Region III-6A wrestling meet on Saturday at Paetow High School.
Joseph Segura of Clear Falls became the regional champion in his 126-pound weight class after defeating The Woodlands College Park’s Andrew Parsons, 9-2. Segura remains undefeated on the season heading into state next Saturday.
Clear Springs’ Kyle Kretzer brought home the gold medal in his 170-pound weight class on Saturday. Kretzer defeated Friendswood’s Manuel Elizondo, who only had two losses on the season, while Kretzer had one loss on the season. Those were the two regional champions in the boys, but Clear Creek ISD had two more boys qualify for state.
Clear Creek’s Kayvon Hall finished in third place in the 132-pound weight class. Hall lost to eventual regional champ Abel Vasquez of Klein Oak before defeating Katy’s Truman Timmons in the third-place bout.
Clear Creek’s Timothy Johnson-Thompson came up just short in finals to Joaquin Bautista of Cy-Lakes, 3-2, in the 138-pound weight class finals. Bautista had just one loss on the season. Johnson-Thompson qualified for state with a second-place finish in regionals. Johnson-Thompson has three losses on the season.
Clear Creek ISD had two girls qualify for the state tournament.
Sara Gatyan of Clear Falls finished with a bronze medal in the 95-pound weight class at regionals after losing in the semifinals to Katy Morton Ranch’s Brittany Cotter. Gaytan then defeated Megan Braun of Richmond George Ranch in the third-place fight. Gaytan has seven losses on the season.
Clear Lake’s Mikayla Mata squeaked into the state tournament with a fourth-place finish in the 148-pound weight class at regionals. Mata lost in the semifinal round to Katy’s Megan Thomas and then in the third-place bout, she lost to Nia Miranda of Cy-Ranch. Mata heads into the state tournament with seven losses on the season.
The wrestling state tournament will be in Cypress at the Berry Center on Friday and Saturday.