Eight wrestlers place at district, advance to regional meet

Eight wrestlers at Melissa High School will advance to the regional meet this Friday and Saturday after qualifying at district last week.

The Cardinals took sixth place overall out of 12 teams at the UIL District 9-5A Wrestling Meet. The Lady Cardinals placed fifth overall out of nine teams.

Sophomore Vanessa Nnebuwke took first place in her weight class and was named the district champion. Seniors Dylan Herrin and Ashley Vasquez, and sophomore Sammy Brown, were named the district runner-ups. Third place winners included seniors Isaiah Hogan and Bryson Zufelt, and freshman Camden Spragg. Senior Jay Ndanzia took fourth place.

Feature photo by Melissa High School senior, London Tegerdine, for The Banner-News.