Lady Huskies Make it Big at CenTex Tournament
The Juarez-Lincoln Ladies Wrestling team had a strong showing at the 2017 Craig T Grace CenTex Tournament held in Austin, finishing first overall with 117 points. From one weight class to the other, the Lady Huskies showed schools from around the state what they are made of.
“It just felt great to beat my opponent who had previously beat me, I couldn’t wait to share the news with everyone back home,” said Nancy Becerra, Senior at Juarez-Lincoln.
The final results were staggering, along with the overall win, Diana Acuna took home 3rd Place in the 95-pound division, Vanessa Doria 2nd place in the 102, Ruth Reyes Pavon 6th in the 119, Nancy Becerra 1st in the 128 and Jesenia Gaytan 2nd in the 215-pound division.
What happened in Austin was quite amazing! Our Lady Huskies gave it their all to the very last second, never backed down or ever gave up. It felt really good to be part of this awesome achievement and much more knowing that our team came in first place out of 34 Texas schools,” said Assistant Coach Eduardo Flores.
All that excitement didn’t stay in Austin; students back home were also excited upon hearing the news.
“It’s nice to see that our teams are working hard and showing everyone what we have to offer. When my friends started posting the news online during the holiday break, I was so excited for them, for us all of us [Juarez-Lincoln,] really,” said Emily Estrada also a Senior at Juarez-Lincoln.
Going forward the Lady Huskies don’t plan on letting up.
“They will be practicing and be training both on and off the mats. It is a true honor to be working with such talented and dedicated athletes who are not afraid of taking on any challenge and are willing to work as hard as they do,” said Flores.