First Jag wrestler to go to state

For the first time in Hays CISD history, an athlete from the district will compete against the best in Texas at the UIL state wrestling meet. On April 18, Johnson High sophomore Breanna Salgado claimed third place in her 215 pound weight class at the UIL Region IV-5A wrestling meet at the Toney Burger Center in Austin, qualifying her for the UIL Girls 5A state meet to be held April 23-24 in Cypress. Salgado accomplished the feat by defeating Leander Glenn’s Lexie Garcia in the third place match on April 18. Joining Salgado at the regional meet were eight Johnson High boys and girls wrestlers who completed the team’s inaugural season. That included freshman Ana Jakubauskas who finished fourth in her weight class, as well as Alyssa Escareno and Alivia Saenz who both finished in fifth place. Meanwhile, Lehman High junior wrestler Joey Mojica completed his 2021 campaign by defeating Corpus Christi Miller’s Abraham Aguirre to win fifth place overall in his weight class. Also competing at the Region IV meet were Johnson High wrestlers David Hamilton, Alan Cruz-Hernandez, Theron Hester-Payne, Evan Pugh and Chase Taylor.

Lehman High wrestler Joey Mojica wraps up Corpus Christi Miller’s Abraham Aguirre during a Day 1 match at the UIL Region IV-5A wrestling meet in Austin.

There was cause for celebration for Johnson High wrestler Alyssa Escareno after claiming victory in a Day 1 match in the UIL Region IV-5A wrestling meet.

There was no place for Weslaco East wrestler Madeline Quiroga to go as Johnson High freshman Ana Jakubauskas gained the advantage en route to winning a consolation match at Day 1 of the UIL Region IV-5A wrestling meet.

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