Last Updated on February 13, 2022 – 11:14 AM CST
EL PASO, TX — A whopping twelve Dumas High School wrestlers qualified for the UIL Class 5A state tournament slated for Feb. 18-19 at the Berry Center in Cypress.
Serese Guillen, Emily Loya, and Bronson Baxter each captured regional championships in their respective weight classes on Saturday at Bel Air High School in El Paso.
Guillen won the 95-pound division by pinfall against Borger’s Britley Lopez to improve to 43-6. She went 4-0 on the day with four pins, including a pair of wins under two minutes.
Loya (47-5) made quick work of Zoe Bennett of Lubbock Cooper, scoring a pinfall in 1:22 to win the 128-pound division. The regional champ dominated her weight class and posted a 4-0 mark in a combined four minutes and 27 seconds.
Baxter won all four matches to capture first place in the 145-pound division. He cruised to a 5-1 decision over Aaron Aragon of El Paso Andress in the first-place bout to improve to 50-4 on the season.
Carlos Magallanes (106), Hunter Bogner (113), and Andre Garbalena (285) each placed second to advance to the state tournament.
Elaina Morgan (138), Brandon Smith (120), Chris Hernandez (152), and Cannon Speck (182) all placed third to qualify for the state meet.
Placing fifth and advancing to the state meet as alternates were Angel Sanchez (215) and Jackson Moss (138).
STATE QUALIFIERS – DEMONETTES
95 — 1. Serese Guillen
128 — 1. Emily Loya
138 — 3. Elaina Morgan
215 — 5. Angel Sanchez (Alternate)
STATE QUALIFIERS – DEMONS
106 — 2. Carlos Magallanes
113 — 2. Hunter Bogner
12O — 3. Brandon Smith
138 — 5. Jackson Moss (Alternate)
145 — 1. Bronson Baxter
152 — 3. Chris Hernandez
182 — 3. Cannon Speck
285 — 2. Andre Garbalena