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Bloged in News and Information, The Dallas Report by Peter Dewey Tuesday December 26, 2006

By Peter Dewey

The New Year kicks off in a big way with the Dollarmur Grapevine Duals on January 5th and 6th. Showcasing the event will be the premier wrestling programs from Texas and Louisiana. Highland Park will be defending its 2006 title. New Orleans Jesuit wants to take home a 3rd title in the last 5 years at Grapevine. HP has won 5 of 8 UIL state championships since 1999 and is two time defending champions. NOJ has won 21 La. State Championships since 1972 and is three time defending champions.


St. Mark’s Invitational

Bloged in News and Information, The Dallas Report by Peter Dewey Sunday December 17, 2006

by Peter Dewey

Another week at St. Marks’ and another well run tournament. Mike Grisz ran it right on time as promised. The hardware was distributed and the teams were clearing out the gym before 3pm. Parents were thrilled. An Oklahoma team came down and captured first place. But there were a handful of relatively unknown Dallas teams that had breakout tournaments and will need to be reckoned with as the season progresses. And there were an awful lot of individual wrestlers who made strong statements as well.


Official Texas High School Rankings

Bloged in The Ranking Czar by John Rizzuti Wednesday December 13, 2006

by the Ranking Czar

–New as of January 8, 2007–
Official Texas High School Rankings
(Private school wrestlers also listed)

1 Eric Simons (11) Allen

2 Victor Dotson (9) Canyon Randall
3 Robert Myers (10) Lamar
4 Tyler Lukes (9) Cy-Ridge
5 Roderick Gaines (9) Rockwall
6 Zach Nash (10) Keller-Central
7 Tobin Fulton (11) HP
8 Andrew Girgis (12) Cinco Ranch
9 Josh Brown (9) Klein

1 Danny Luttrell (11) Arlington

2 Greg Gogonas (10) Austin Bowie
3 Joey Vogelsberg (9) Trinity
4 Bryan Osorio (10) Vista-Ridge
5 Thomas Harris (12) Amarillo Caprock
6 Stephen Wurster (11) Rockwall
7 Nick Waltman (12) Cinco Ranch
8 Vincent Tenorio (11) St. Marks
9 Scott Collins (11) Bishop Lynch
10 Austin Davis (10) Klein Oak

1 Erik Spjut (10) The Woodlands

2 Brandon McDonald (12) Canyon Randall
3 Chris Wilcox (11) Hebron
4 Ryan Benoit (12) McKinney North
5 Troy Silver (9) Bishop Lynch
6 Adam Purcell (12) Trinity
7 Luis Granados (11) Lake Highlands
8 Matt Morgan (11) Katy

1 Jeremy Sandoval (10) Colleyville Heritage

2 Harvey Saurez (12) Amarillo Caprock
3 Kalvin King (12) Canyon Randall
4 Chris Nguyen (12) Klein
5 Tyler Lee (10) Marcus
6 Zach Vick (12) HP
7 Isaac Kinsella (9) Lake Highlands
8 Donovan Vanderbilt (11) Cy Fair


Original Lone Star Duals

Bloged in News and Information, The Dallas Report by Peter Dewey Saturday December 9, 2006

By Peter Dewey

Even before we discusss wrestling, let me say how nice it was to show up at a tournament and find it was running ahead of schedule. As always tournament director Mike Grisz, Coach Ortega and the whole St. Mark’s community ran a flawless event. I look forward to returning next week for the St. Marks’ Invitational (an individual tourney).

The big dogs heading into this tournament figured to be Bowie and St. Mark’s. They proved why in a hurry. Bowie plowed through Jesuit 69-13, FWCD 90-0 and FM Marcus 68-9. And St. Mark’s dismantled Grand Prairie 74-6, Richardson 76-6 and Creekview 72-7 to face #1 seed Bowie in the finals. (more…)

Five from South Texas Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Bloged in The Third Man by McQueen Friday December 8, 2006

by Mike McQueen

On November 4th, 2006 we welcomed 5 new members into the Texas Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

This was a great road trip for me with Bob Maughan, Executive Director for the Texas Chapter of the Hall of Fame, Tim Marzuola, Charter member of the Texas Chapter of the Hall of Fame and Wendy Gallatin, Vice President of PR for the Texas Chapter. I got to be the emcee for the second time and it was a great honor to participate and be able to induct these deserving recipients.

Tim Marzuola spoke to the significance of this achievement and how it later hit him that his name was and those below would be in the same Hall of Fame as the greats of our sport. Dan Gable, Danny Hodge and Doug Blubaugh. That is pretty good company.

The event was hosted by Westside High School Coach Ron Baker and he and his staff did a great job. The meal was exceptional and the evening was a total success. Each of the acceptance speeches was video-taped prior to the induction ceremonies and it was a great idea that Ron had. The recipients weren’t worrying about what they were going to say and they could just sit back and bask in the glory of the evening.

This event brought our total of National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductees to 16.


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