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Harris County wrestling wins Athletes of the Week

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It's been a historic season for the Harris County wrestling team, and for that, they are the latest WRBL Athletes of the Week.

The Tigers have won 16 matches in dual meets, and the program's first ever city championship.

"Taking ten to sectionals is the most we've ever gotten," said senior 195-pound class Tyler Denova. "Hopefully we can roll right to state and we can take top five in the state."

In the city championship match, 11 Tiger wrestlers placed.

"Being able to win city and area has been unreal," said senior 106-pound class Chris Drake. "My first time wrestling in them, and I was just excited after the last match. I was just going through a lot of things running through my mind. I couldn't believe I accomplished what I did."

Despite winning area, the competition gets tougher this weekend as the Tigers head to sectionals.

"We knew all along that we had a team that, if we showed up and everyone was here and everyone did what they needed to do, we could win tournaments," said head coach Chris Dennie. "It finally happened at the city tournament."

Dennie himself adds another level of motivation for this season: He's announced he's resigning at season's end.

"Our coach, he's not going to be here next year," said senior 285-pound class Jay Ellison. "He's resigning, so that's a big way to let him go out. He went out with a bang."

Jonathan Huskey

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