On Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, the Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) Trojan wrestling team secured four individual championship wins at the Texas Prep State Wrestling Championships. Senior Thayer Atkins, junior Garrett Clifford, sophomore Jack Mueller and senior Ross Lopez each finished first in their respective weight classes, while junior Kahler Martin finished second. Junior Andrew McBride finished third, and senior Sam Moore also finished in the top six amongst competitors in his weight class. The Trojans finished in third place overall.
Atkins, Clifford, Lopez, Martin, McBride and Mueller all earned automatic bids to the National Prep Wrestling Championships for their strong performances in the tournament. This year’s national championships will be held Feb. 20-22 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.