Clear Creek ISD had six wrestlers in the state tournament Saturday at the Berry Center in Cypress, and had one wrestler medal.
Clear Springs’ Kyle Kretzer finished in third place in his 170-pound weight class. Kretzer wasn’t pleased with his third-place finish.
“It feels good, but it wasn’t what I wanted,” said Kretzer on finishing in third place.
He believed it had to do with him not being put in a more favorable bracket for him.
“I didn’t quite get the bracket position that I hoped for, but despite the odds, I came and fought for third,” said Kretzer.
No matter the bracket, Kretzer came out in his third-place match and gave it his all against El Paso Franklin’s David Powers. Kretzer didn’t relinquish a single point in this matchup. He won decisively, 6-0.
“I just wanted to get to the finals and start banging heads,” said Kretzer.
Kretzer lost to Allen’s Braeden Redlin in the semifinals.
Kretzer had a successful season being named regional champ in addition to his third-place finish at the state tournament.
Clear Falls’ Joseph Segura fell to Austin Vandegrift’s in the consolation quarterfinals. Segura lost his only two matches of the season Saturday at the state tournament.
Clear Creek’s Kayvon Hall lost in both of his matchups on Saturday leaving him out of the tournament after the second round. Hall finished with six losses on the season.
Clear Creek’s Timothy Johnson-Thompson won his first matchup at the state tournament against Edinburg’s Ramon Lopez. Johnson-Thompson would then lose his next matches to get knocked out of the tournament in the third round. Johnson-Thompson finished with five losses on the season.
Clear Falls’ Sara Gaytan was knocked out of the state tournament after losing her first two matches. Her second loss was to El Paso Americas’ Mia Morales. Gaytan finished the season with nine losses.
Clear Lake’s Mikayla Mata won her first match of the state tournament against Irving’s Linda Ventura. Mata went on two lose her next two matches to be knocked out the state tournament in the third round.