The Dallas Report: A Look Back and a Preview of 2007-08
By Peter Dewey
Dallas Reporter and
ITW Senior Writer
A Look Back
It was a good year for Houston wrestling. Congratulations to the 2007 UIL State Champs Cinco Ranch. It was a gutsy team effort lead by outstanding performances by 2X State Champs Jamie Sheets and Matt Harris. I was impressed and I appreciate the great strides being made by Houston wrestling.
But let’s not delude ourselves. There is no parity between Houston and Dallas wrestling. That is still years away if it arrives at all. In what is rightfully regarded as an “up” year for Houston (in fact their best ever) and a “down” year for Dallas, five (5) State Champs hail from Houston compared to nine (9) State Champs from Dallas (the other was San Antonio’s Jimmy Petersen). Only one Houston State Champ, Erik Spjut, returns. Eric Simons, Danny Luttrell, Jeremy Sandoval, and Austin Cordova from Dallas all return for the 2007-08 campaign. (more…)