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Allen Eagles 2017 UIL State Champions

Posted by CoachBrining on March 22, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Allen Eagles rolled into Berry Center, in Cypress, Texas, on a mission to win their 8th consecutive State Championship, and the Allen wrestlers did not disappoint. Allen won 27 of 28 matches on Friday, and put 12 wrestlers in the semifinals, locking up their 8th consecutive state championship.


With the team race taken care of on Friday, it allowed the Eagles to go out, compete hard, and have fun. And they sure did that.


After losing his semifinal match, Gabe Martinez, a 106 lb. sophomore, won a 6-5 consolation semifinal barn burner to advance to the consolation finals match. He finished the tournament 3-2 and capped off his season with a 4th place medal.


Noah Yeamans went 2 for 2 on Friday before falling to Moreno of Austin Bowie in the semifinals. He defeated Chavez of Arlington Martin 6-5 and then blanked out Decker of Keller 6-0 to finish 3rd place.


Alonzo Herrera had two bonus points victories on his way to the finals. Alonzo got the first take down and seemed to be in the driver seat until his opponent James McClian of El Paso Franklin caught a wrist and tilted him up for 3 points and a ride out. Going into the 3 period, down 3-2, Alonzo chose to release McClian and in 2 hard-fought minutes, Herrea came up short, and McClian was the 6A 120 pound state champion.


At 126 lbs, Logan Brown sweeped singled his way to the finals. He faced off against undefeated senior Jack Skydlarczyk of Austin Westlake. The match was very even until Brown shot in with a high elbow; Brown was unable to recover from this mistake and lost by a pin. Logan Brown is a junior, so he will have another chance next year to bring home an individual state championship.


Trent Dooley suffered a heart breaking defeat in the Semifinals 3-2 to the eventual state champion, Manibog from Katy, but Trent bounced back, defeating Two Lance of Martin 2-1 and Anderson of Rockwall Heath 7-5, finishing his season with 3rd place medal.


The Eagle’s big guys have been their strength all season, starting with Juwan Robinson who finessed his way to the state finals. However, it wasn’t looking good in the 3rd period when Juwan was down by 8-5 with his opponent choosing the bottom position. With time ticking away, Samuel Mora of Tasco almost reversed Robinson when Juwan fell into a headlock. With the scored tied, Juwan went for the win. He scored off a tilt and road his opponent out for his second state championship.


Freshman phenom, A. J. Ferrei put the state of Texas on notice with 4 bonus point victories on his way to his first of many state championships to come.


Braden Redlin won his 3rd state championship, defeating Salisbery of Austin Westlake 6-4.

Evan Hackett hoped to double up after moving up from 170 lbs. and win a state champion as a junior. With about a minute left in the 3rd period and the score tied, Hackett made the mistake of a 3rd false start. He released Vasequz of El Paso Eastwood to try get a take down. Hackett was unable to get the takedown and was the state runner up at 182 lbs.


Senior Mark Ingleheart had a tall order to complete in the finals. He was facing number 2 ranked McCoy of Mckinney Boyd. Ingle Heart and Boyd had met in the finals of districts and regionals with Ingleheart defeating McCoy on both occasions. In workmanlike fashion, Ingleheart won in double overtime 3-2.


The comeback kid, Justin Villegas stormed his way to the state championship finals. In the finals, he faced Barns of Katy. Justin got into some flurries with Barnes and through chain wrestling, Justin hit a duck under and scored the first takedown, but the size difference of Barnes seemed to be to much for Villegas as the match continued. The scored ended up 8-4 with Villegas coming in second place.


Nico Manzonelli faced Williams of Heath in the state finals. Heath seemed to have a better game plan this time, as he scored two takedowns against Manzonelli, but Manzonelli was able to out last Rockwall Heath’s big man 8- 6 and finished his senior season a State Champion.


Final statistics for the tournament were Allen TX 265.5 points, 12 state placers, 9 state finalist, and 5 champions.


Allen out Works Region 2 on way to State Tourname

Posted by CoachBrining on February 21, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It was business as usual for the Allen Eagles at the Region 2 Championships in Allen on February 17 and 18, 2017. Friday, the Eagles put 13 of 14 weight classes in the finals, won 40 of 42 matches, and 38 of those matches finished as bonus point victories. The Eagles ended Friday night with 300 points and the 2017 region 2 Championship team race locked.


The finals started out with two heart breaking losses for the eagles at 106 lbs. and 113 lbs. Gabe Martinez, Allen’s starting 106 lb. wrestler., got the opening take down and finished out the first period 2-0. But in the second period, Williamson from Trinity showed his skills on the mat by reversing Martinez in the second period and then riding him out the third to take the match into sudden victory overtime. Gabe ended up losing in double overtime 4-2.


Noah Yamens also gave the Eagle fans heart palpitations against former Best Trained wrestler and Plano East senior, Nathanael Rankin. Yamen’s was ahead in the third period before giving up a takedown late in the match to Rankin. The match ended up 9-8 as Rankins beat Yamens for the region 2 championship. This was a rematch of the District 8-6A finals that Rankin also won.

Alonzo Herrera, 120 lb. senior, got the Eagles back on their winning ways after Kidd received a controversial takedown and two back points. Kidd from Lake Highlands had Herrera down 5-4 going into the third period. That’s when Herrera flexed his muscles. He countered Kidd’s shot with a snake and got the crowd on their feet with the pin.


Logan Brown closed out an 8-7 victory over a very scrappy Adam Maestas of Mckinney Boyd. This match was a rematch of the District Finals. Brown won both matches. Also of note, 4 Wrestlers from District 8-6A placed top 6 at 126 at the 2017 Region 2 6-A tournament. Three of which qualified for state.


Trent Dooley knocked off the number one seed Zarik Anderson from Rockwall in his semifinal match 11-0. Dooley continued his dominance with a 7-4 Victory to take the Regional Title.

Hunter Gibson the Eagles 145 lbs. wrestler seemed in control of his Rockwall opponent Michael Duvall as he closed out the first period 2-0. During the second period, Gibson looked to be about to reverse his opponent when Duvall Put Gibson in a headlock and pinned Gibson.


Juwan Robinson, A. J. Ferrari, Braeden Redlin, and Evan Hackett didn’t allow their opponents to make it all six minutes. Juwan and Ferrari dispatched their dominance with points and secured technical falls, while Hackett and Redlin’s pinned their opponents in the first periods.

Mark had another rematch with McCoy of McKinney Boyd, and Mark widened the gap by defeating him this time by major decision 12-2.


Senior Justin Villegas was the dark horse of the tournament, coming in as a six seed and was previously Allen’s starter at 182 earlier in the year. He closed his regional finals opponent out 12-5, winning the title and making his first trip to the state tournament.

Allen’s Heavyweight Nico Manzonelli looked to make a statement to all the heavy weights in Texas during his finals match. As he pushed his opponent around repeatedly, he won another Regional Title with a dominance that wasn’t reflected in the final score of 7-4.


Alex Liles continues to be undefeated, and her move up to 138 doesn’t seem to affect her dominance. She finished the weekend with two pins and her 3rd regional title.


The Eagles finished the tournament with a final team score of 351 points, and their closest opponent Rockwall finished with 167 points. The eagles qualified 13 of 14 weight classes for the State Tournament. Allen’s next competition will be the State Tournament at the Berry Center, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD on February 24 and 25, 2017. Come support your Eagles as they go for their ninth consecutive State Title.


See the UIL website https://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state for all your state information.


Eagles Soar Past the Competition

Posted by CoachBrining on February 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This weekend, the District 8-6A tournament was held in Allen, and it seemed the other teams came to compete for second. There was no coming back for the rest of District 8-6A after the semi-finals when the Eagles put 13 out of 14 weight classes in the finals. The Eagles finished with 12 District champions: 106 lb. sophomore Gabe Martinez, 120 lb. senior Alonzo Herrera, 126 lb. junior Logan Brown, 138 lb. sophomore Trent Dooley, 145 lb. senior Hunter Gibson, 152 lb. junior Juwan Robinson, 160 lb. freshman A.J. Ferrari, 170 lb. junior Braeden Redlin, 180 lb. senior Evan Hackett, 195 lb senior Mark Inglehart, 220 lb. senior Justin Veagas, and Heavyweight senior Nico Manzonelli. Also qualifying for the regional tournament was sophomore Noah Yeamans, who placed second at 113 lbs. and sophomore Cody Mirander, who placed third at 132 lbs.


Coach Best told the team, “the most important thing is everyone advanced to regionals.”


The final team score was 326 points for Allen, and second was Plano West with 159.0. Plano dropped out of second place due to a team point deduction due to misconduct.

The Lady Eagles advanced two wrestlers for the Regional Tournament: 138 lb. junior Alex Lilies and 165 lb. Daisy Vazquez. Lilies continues her undefeated streak, clinching her 3rd district title and advancing to the regional tournament. Daisy Vazquez placed second. The Lady Eagles placed 3rd as a team.

Allen Junior Varsity followed the path of the Varsity, winning the District 8-6A title by a convincing margin. JV District champions were 106 lb. freshman Colby Sanford, 132 lb. sophomore Jesse Welling, 160 lb. freshman Alejandro Cavazos, 170 lb. junior Cole Reed, 195 lb. sophomore Jack Dougherty, and 220 lb. junior Willis Williams. The final team score for the JV teams are as follows: Allen first with 251, Wylie second with 189, and Plano 3rd with 166 team points.


Allen Varsity Boys and Girls will wrestle for the Region II 6A championship in Allen at the high school this Friday, February 17, 2017 and Saturday, February 18, 2017. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 17th with the semi-finals starting at 7:00 pm. Wrestling starts Saturday, February 18th at 11:30 a.m. and championship finals start at 4:00 pm.


Price for entry into the tournament is the day rates of seven dollars per student and twelve dollars for adults. Fans can save some money by purchasing tournament passes at the student rate of twelve dollars and adult rate of twenty dollars.


Everyone come out and support the Eagles as they compete for their 8th consecutive team championship.


JV and Middle School News

Posted by REDLIN on December 6, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Pin or be Pinnmjed. Allen JV and Middle School victorious over Propser.

Allen Eagles JV defeated Prosper with 9 falls to their 6. Connor Mclindon, and Colby Sanford got the Eagles started with falls over Hampton and Centrella. Elise Brown Ton, Will Viagas, Cole Reed, William Ronquillo, and Justin Hollmer rallied back after Pestroki fell to prosper 138. Jack Dougherty and Jaylon Posey also had falls to clinch the Eagles.

The story of the middle school match showcased the Best Trained Athletes and the strength of the Allen upper weights as they clinched the victory for the Eagles. Propser started out strong with 3 falls against the Eagles, but Caden Garcia stopped the streak with a pin of his own. It was back and forth in the middle weights until Gustav “Goose” Burwitz, Jaythan Sparks, Xavion Roussou, Anthony Ferrari, Cade Moore, and Tru Willford notched off 6 straight wins, finishing the match.

The Allen Eagles Varsity is competing this weekend December 2nd and 3rd in Houston at the Woodlands, and looks to continue Texas wrestling dominance. Not wanting to travel? See the future of Allen High School wrestling at the A-Town Showdown. The A-Town Showdown will take place at Allen High School from 10 a.m. until completion.


Ham Sales

Posted by REDLIN on October 4, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


The 7x UIL State Champion Allen Wrestling Team is once again selling hams for Thanksgiving.

Over the years, we have produced thousands of crafted hams and have many repeat customers. If you like the taste and flavor of a traditional baked ham, you’ll love the additional layer of smokiness or sweetness added to ours! Our hams have a cooked weight of 8-10 lbs. and will feed 16-20 people. These fully-cooked hams are easily warmed in the oven before serving and are delicious cold as well. They also freeze well for Christmas.

The holidays can be very hectic. Let us assist you in making it a success. All proceeds go directly to funding travel and related expenses for the kids. Please make your purchase today by going  to our Web Store. Wrestlers can also process your order directly by check or cash.

Please spread the word to all friends, family, and neighbors who live in the North Dallas area. Quantities are limited and we would love to sell out of these premium, special-ordered hams!

Hams will be ready for pick-up Friday, November 18th, 5-9pm or Saturday, November 19th, 8am-12pm at the Lowery Freshman Center, football field concession stand.

Questions? Contact Coach Wyckoff at [email protected] or call (972) 489-2672.

Thank you! Your purchase is appreciated.


Jazztown Dual Champions in New Orleans

Posted by Matt Yeamans on June 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Best Trained wrestlers traveled to New Orleans this past weekend to compete against 28 teams from all over the country at the 2016 Jazztown Duals.  Best Trained went 8-0 in duals for the weekend winning 103 of 112 matches in the event, and had nine wrestlers go undefeated for the two days.

The team cruised through the pool rounds on Saturday advancing to the championship bracket for Sunday.  With a dominating 56-12 win in the semis over defending Louisianna State Champions, Brother Martin's Crusaders, Best Trained faced Georgia State Champs, Camden, in the finals.  

Not slowing down, Best Trained finished with weekend as team champions after a 49-16 win in the finals.  It was an exciting weekend with a great group of kids leaving their mark and making a statement in New Orleans.

Results - Greco and Freestyle State / Women's Body Bar Nationals

Posted by Matt Yeamans on May 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the following high school and middle school wrestlers who earned champion status or placed at this weekend's tournaments in Irving.


Women’s Body Bar Nationals

Cadet 60KG- Alex Liles 3rd

Greco State Champions

Cadet 138- AJ Ferrari

Junior 160- Braeden Redlin

Junior 182- Josh Myers

Greco State Placers

Cadet 145- Trent Dooley 3rd

Junior 132- Logan Brown 3rd

Junior 152- David Washington 3rd

Junior 220- Nico Manzonelli 3rd

Freestyle State Champions

Cadet 138- AJ Ferrari

Cadet 145- Trent Dooley

Junior 160- Braeden Redlin

Junior 182- Evan Hackett

Junior 220- Nico Manzonelli


Freestyle State Placers

Cadet 120- Noah Yeamans 3rd

Junior 182- Josh Myers 2nd




Make it Seven Straight!

Posted by Matt Yeamans on February 22, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Allen wrestlers capped their record breaking season off with a state title for the seventh straight year by scoring 230.5 team points, the second most team points in UIL State History behind Allen’s own record of 251.5 points. The Eagles had twelve state placers including five state champions.

Sophomore Alex Liles finished her undefeated season with her second state title in the 128-pound championship. On the boys side two others won their second straight state title. Senior Dalton Miller won the 182-pound bracket and Sophomore Braeden Redlin won by fall in his championship match at 152-pounds to capture his second title. Juniors Evan Hackett (170) and Mark Inglehart (182)also captured state titles in their respective weight classes.

The Eagles won the team title in convincing fashion by more than 100 points ahead of the second place team, Arlington Martin. Below are the top five team scores and individual results:


128 – Alex Liles – Champion

Boys Team Scores:

1. Allen – 230.5

2. Arlington Martin – 125.5

3. El Paso Eastwood – 72.5

4. Amarillo – 64

5. San Antonio Churchill – 47

Allen’s Individual Boys Placers:

106 – Noah Yeamans – 2nd

113 – Logan Brown – 3rd

120 – Alonzo Herrera – 4th

145 – Juwan Robinson – 2nd

152 – Braeden Redlin – Champion

160 – John McCabe – 6th

170 – Evan Hackett – Champion

182 – Dalton Miller – Champion

195 – Mark Inglehart – Champion

220 – Patrick Bryan – 3rd

285 – Nico Manzonelli – 2nd


Allen Dominates Regionals - Qualify 15 for State

Posted by Matt Yeamans on February 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In front of their home crowd, the Eagles put on a show at Regionals by setting yet another team scoring record for a tournament this season. This time Allen scored 363.5 team points over 200 points more than the second place team, Rockwall. On the boys side, for the first time in school history, Allen qualified all 14 wrestlers for State, and on the girls side, Alex Liles qualified for state by pinning each of her opponents in route to a Regional title. In the 29-team Regional Tournament, the Eagles had eleven champions, two runner-ups, and two third place finishers setting themselves up nicely for the State Tournament this Friday and Saturday in Houston. Allen has won six straight UIL State Titles and sets their sights on earning number seven this weekend.


A special thanks to everyone who helped work the tournament and came out to support the team at Regionals. It takes a lot of help behind the scenes to run such a successful event, and we appreciate all your efforts.


Team Scores:

1. Allen – 363.5

2. Rockwall – 148

3. Euless Trinity – 140

4. Lake Highlands – 131.5

5. Flower Mound – 109.5


Allen’s State Qualifiers and Their Regional Placing:

Girls –

128 – Alex Liles – Champion


Boys –

106 – Noah Yeamans – Runner-up

113 – Logan Brown – Champion

120 – Alonzo Herrera – 3rd

126 – Trent Dooley – Champion

132 – Hunter Gibson – Champion

138 – David Washington – Runner-up

145 – Juwan Robinson – Champion

152 – Braeden Redlin – Champion

160 – John McCabe – Champion

170 – Evan Hackett – Champion

182 – Dalton Miller – Champion

195 – Mark Inglehart – Champion

220 – Patrick Bryan – Champion

285 – Nico Manzonelli – 3rd



Info for Regional at Allen High School

Posted by Matt Yeamans on February 10, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Last weekend Allen advanced all fourteen varsity wrestlers to this weekend's Regional Tournament, so the stage is set for Allen to host the Region 2 Tournament this Friday and Saturday.   Be sure to come out and support your Eagles in action this weekend. Below is the schedule for Regionals this weekend at Allen High School where the top four finishers in each weight class will qualify for the State Tournament next weekend in Houston.

Location - Allen High School Main Gym - 300 Rivercrest Dr

Schedule Note - All times are approximate times and are subject to change based on the pace of the tournament.

Friday - February 12

9:00AM - Boys 1st round, quarter finals, and 1st round consolations

12:00PM - Girls 1st round, quarter finals, and 1st round consolations

5:00PM - Boys semifinals and 1 round of consolations

7:00PM - Girls semifinals and 1 round of consolations

Saturday - February 13

11:30AM - Boys and Girls - 2 Rounds of Consolations, Consoation Finals & 5th Place Matches

4:00 PM - Boys and Girls - Championship Finals and Challenge Matches (if Necessary)