|Posted by Matt Yeamans on January 17, 2016 at 8:50 PM|
The Allen wrestlers continued their run of dominance at the dual state tournament by capturing their eighth straight Dual State title this weekend after a 42-24 win over Arlington Martin in the championship dual.
The Eagles cruised past Eastwood by a score of 61-9 and Westlake by a score of 59-11 in the pool rounds. Then in the championship semi-finals, the Eagles shutout Lake Highlands by a score of 76-0 setting them up for a rematch of last year’s dual state final with Arlington Martin.
The championship dual started at 132 pounds and in the second match of the night senior David Washington got the Eagles rolling. Washington wrestled a smart match in the 138-pound bout earning a 10-3 victory. Then as part of their dual strategy, Martin bumped their defending state champion, Kennedy Monday, up to 145 pounds to face one of Allen’s defending state champions, Juwan Robinson. Robinson earned an 8-2 win and the Eagles started gaining momentum in the dual.
From that point on, the Eagles’ only lost one other match and kept building steam as they established a 42-6 lead by the end of the 106-pound match. Allen then forfeited the last three weights in the dual bringing the final dual score to 42-24.
Throughout their four duals in the tournament, the Eagles used 25 different wrestlers showing their depth and commitment to wrestling as a team and helping gain valuable experience for everyone involved.
The Eagles next host the defending 5A state champions, Frisco Centennial, for a single dual on Wednesday night as they honor the seniors and their parents. Then they head to Yukon, Oklahoma for the last regular season tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Top 5 Dual State Team Results:
3. Southlake Carroll
4. Lake Highlands