Five KISD Wrestlers Advance on Day 1 to Semifinals at State Meet

After about 12 hours of wrestling at the Berry Center in Cypress on Friday during Day 1 at the UIL State Championships 12 of 21 KISD wrestlers are still in the tournament with five of them in the championship semifinals.


In a duel

Going for the pinWith 10 mats in use at one time, the action was non-stop all day Friday, and a full,appreciative crowd continuously cheered on the competitors.


KISD’s contingent truly demonstrated their toughness and competitive edge against the state’s top wrestlers.


Chaparral’s Ava Milliner and Makayla Davis, Ellison’s Aodhan Jimenez and Harker Heights' Xenia Gutierrez and Robbie Lock are in the semifinals Saturday morning.


Locked in a matchDown on the matThe rest –– Ellison’s Ethyn Ramey, Shoemaker’s Aljohn Morales and Christian Kent-Easter, and Harker Heights’ Daniela Martinez, Karina Villa-Dickens, Pearl Casanova and Saniah Ebron –– will begin Day 2 in the third round of the consolation bracket with a chance to finish as high as third place.


More photos from Day 1 can be viewed on the Killeen Independent School District Facebook page.


Wrestling: Day 1

double elimination



Adrien Wright (113 pounds): 0-2


Dulce Samaniego (100): 0-2

Ava Milliner (126): 2-0

Makayla Davis (235): 2-0



Aodhan Jimenez (106): 2-0

Ethyn Ramey (132): 2-1


Darlah Louis-Charles (100): 1-2

Giselle Solis-Leon (138): 1-2

Natalya Travis (152): 0-2



Aljohn Morales (113): 2-1

Christian Kent-Easter (285): 2-1


Harker Heights

Kimora Henry (107): 1-2

Daniela Martinez (114): 2-1

Xenia Gutierrez (126): 2-0

Karina Villa-Dickens (132): 2-1

Aniya McConico (138): 0-2

Robbie Lock (145): 2-0

Pearl Casanova (152): 2-1

Saniah Ebron (235): 2-1

David Hughes (106): 1-2

Brayden Viguers (150): 0-2