Scots Grapple With State Title Contenders

It’s the moment of truth this weekend for seven Highland Park wrestlers who will compete at the Class 4A state wrestling meet in Garland after leading the Scots to a team title at the Region III meet two weeks ago. The first-round matchups for the Scots today have been set:

  • At 126 pounds, Matt Kroencke (21-12) will face Frisco Centennial’s Roman Rose (38-3).
  • At 132 pounds, Keegan Martin (21-7) will face Frisco Centennial’s Corbin Huxley (25-7).
  • At 145 pounds, Stephen Dieb (26-2) will face Rio Grande City’s Valentin Cantu (36-5).
  • At 152 pounds, Jackson Stafford (29-7) will face Austin Vandegrift’s Brent Peterson (29-6).
  • At 160 pounds, Connor Creek (26-4) will face El Paso Hanks’ Joseph Huerta (31-5).
  • At 182 pounds, Christian Lorenzoni (18-10) will face El Paso Jefferson’s Hugo Gutierrez (36-5).
  • At 195 pounds, Michael Thornton (32-5) will face Frisco Centennial’s Austin Vonderheid (21-22).

There are 16 wrestlers in the bracket of each weight class, with most of the consolation matches and finals set for Saturday.

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