Grappling programs formed: DeLaVergne, former Heritage coach, hired

by | Jun 29, 2017 | Sports

Princeton wrestling will square off against Wylie East for the district tournament during the 2017 season.Wylie East’s Geronimo Saucedo holds on as an opponent tries to bridge out of his grasp during a district tournament at Highland Park. The Raider was one of three East wrestlers, along with Zane Zercher and Jose Sanchez, who advanced to this weekend’s regional meet. Saucedo also was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Courtesy photo.

Princeton ISD athletes will have another sport to choose from when the 2017-’18 school year rolls around.

The district recently added wrestling to its list of offerings at the high school and junior high levels.

“The district is doing it the right way. The ability to grow athletes at the junior high level and then still allow them to compete at the varsity level is going to make for some really good wrestlers,” new head coach Ryan DeLaVergne said. “To be able to get in at the start of the programs is going to allow us to build something that is special.”

The season will run from November to February. After school practices will start in October at the auxiliary gym at the high school.

By David Jenkins • Staff Writer • [email protected]

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