Lampasas Represented At State Wrestling Meet


Amelia Stanley

Senior Brianna Miller takes on a Gatesville opponent at the home wrestling meet Feb. 12.

Lucy Mantilla, Reporter

The state wrestling match occurred Feb. 18 and 19. Senior Brianna Miller and freshman Daemian Rivas  represented Lampasas. 

It was great to see both wrestlers represent Lampasas on the biggest stage for the sport,” wrestling coach Donovan Kleckner said. “Both of the wrestlers went 1-2 in the tournament.”

Making it to state was the goal for the wrestlers all season. 

“I am proud of how the season went,” Miller said. “I think being a senior and having your last high school season end is bittersweet. I ranked 14th state-wise. I’m fine with how I did because I was with the best of the best, and I was in the top 16 in the whole state so I can’t be ashamed with how I did.” 

Wrestlers practiced for weeks in advance of the event. They practiced amongst each other going toe to toe. 

I got beat up,” Miller said. “The last few practices I’ve had were the toughest I’ve had through the season. Since I was working on small details, I was practicing with the best of the team.”

The average match is around 6 to 10 minutes. There are parts of the matches called periods that are 2-3 minutes. 

“There is a sense of pride that comes with beating people up and putting work into being into the best possible shape I can be in and being the best possible athlete  I can be,” Miller said. “I made it to state and I made it the way I wanted to and I was ranked which was super exciting.”

Miller said she only wishes she had more time so she could keep competing. 


“This is my last season playing high school wrestling and I’m going to miss playing it,” she said.