State Wrestling Success

Grapevine HS wrestler brings home 3rd state title
 
GHS Senior Brian Andrews named 2017 State Wrestling Champion for third consecutive year
GHS Senior Brian Andrews named 2017 State Wrestling Champion for third consecutive year
Wrestlers from Grapevine High School competed in the state wrestling tournament, where Brian Andrews, senior, claimed the State Champion title in his division and was voted UIL Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Fellow wrestler Andy Ybarra, junior, placed sixth in his division. Abel Smith and Brayden Gordy, both sophomores, also competed in the state tournament.
 
The Grapevine HS wrestlers earned their spots to compete at the state tournament after claiming the District Championship title and then placing fourth in the regional tournament. For Andrews, this is third consecutive state championship title, and he is also a four-time National All-American.
 
According to Matthew Criner, GHS wrestling coach, it “is extremely hard to qualify” for the state tournament. He further explained that wrestlers must place in the top four in district out of 13 teams, then they have to place in the top four in regionals out of 55 teams.
 
“If they do all that, then they will qualify for the the state tournament,” Criner said. Every school in Texas that has a qualifier is represented at the State tournament.
 
Criner also expressed immense enthusiasm and pride for his athletes. He expects great things from his returning wrestlers and believes Andrews will excel in whatever he chooses to do in the future.
 
GHS Junior Andy Ybarra places 6th at the state wrestling tournament  
Grapevine HS Junior Andy Ybarra places 6th at the state wrestling tournament