Despite sending only half a girls team (seven girls), the Lowell girls varsity wrestling team still powered through for a second place team score behind strong performances by all our girls.
Medaling for Lowell were:
Ivy Ouyang (senior) – 1st place at 146 lbs. Ivy pinned every opponent she faced in the first period capped by a stunning 38 second pin in the championship match.
Alondra Barajas (junior) – 2nd place at 132 lbs. Alondra physically dominated her opponents, but had a very tough championship match against the reigning CCS champion.
Cynthia Law (sophomore) – 2nd place at 123 lbs. Cynthia weighed in for the 118 lbs. weight class, but the tournament put her in the 123 lbs. weight class. Still she managed to beat all the bigger girls she wrestled accept for the tournament champion.
Jenelle Lai (sophomore) – 3rd place at 114 lbs. Jenelle also had only one loss in a close match. She pinned or majored everybody else she wrestled.
Theresa Zhao (sophomore) – 4th place at 146 lbs. Theresa is a first year wrestler but wrestled well.
Also competing and getting wins for Lowell were first year wrestlers Maggie Medina (sophomore) at 114 lbs and Jane Zhao (freshman) at 132 lbs.
Although there were many impressive individual performances by the Lowell girls the second place finish with only half a team was a team effort and the direct result of hard conditioning and wrestling and lots of drill in the practice room. Hard work always pays off: our girls are proof of that.