Vandegrift wrestling pre-postseason report 

Logan Silvas

More than halfway into the year the 2022-2023 Vandegrift Viper wrestlers continue to work and get better match by match and competition by competition, according to head coach Paul Muck.

A very battle tested team has a season record of 12 – 1 in dual meets and has placed 1st in three of their six tournaments, Muck shared.

At the Centex Tournament on January 7, at the Austin ISD Delco Center, the Vipers outpaced their closest competitor by over 100 points. But probably their most impressive showing so far this year occurred over the New Years holiday when the Vipers traveled up to Dallas at Allen HS and competed in the Outlaw Tournament, Muck said.

“This is traditionally dubbed the ‘toughest tournament in Texas’, as it has 40 schools from Texas and five different surrounding states,” Muck said. “The Vipers placed 4th,  which is their highest showing at this tournament in 10 years.”

The Vipers, led by senior team captains Rex Jacops, Carter Taylor, and Zachary Hampton have eight state ranked wrestlers and a team of over 60 wrestlers. The Vipers travel back up to Dallas on Jan. 20 to compete in the prestigious State Dual Tournament and then look to start the “road to the state” with the district 13-6a tournament on Feb. 1 at Vandegrift HS.

Varsity boys lineup

106 lbs   Charlie Trujillo Fr (Ranked #9 in state)

113 lbs   Derek Ruffin Jr  (Ranked #3 in state)

120 lbs   Carter Taylor Sr (Ranked #10 in state)

126 lbs   Brandon Runhaar Jr (Ranked #9 in state)

132 lbs   Caden Offel Sr (Ranked #20 in state)

138 lbs   Logan Silvas Sr (Ranked #16 in state)

144 lbs   Grayson McCartney Sr

150 lbs   Patrick Schick Sr

157 lbs   Rex Jacops Sr (Ranked #6 in state)

165 lbs   Niklas Alvarenga Jr   

175 lbs   Zachary Hampton Sr (Ranked #3 in state) 

190 lbs   Rowley Rebtoy Jr

215 lbs   Isaias Rodriguez  Sr

285 lbs   Ian Witt So  

285 lbs Vince Cuthbert Sr

Varsity girls lineup 

100 lbs   Rilee Harrison Jr

107 lbs   Cate Norden Jr

114 lbs   Sky Nelms Fr

152 lbs   Brenna Milan So

Varsity roster

Rilee Harrison
Charlie Trujillo
Korosh Kalantar
Adrian Vela-Romero
Xander Geras
Cate Norden
Alyssa Frazier
Derek Ruffin
Aiden Muck
Deon Kidd-Riley
Sky Nelms
Carter Taylor
Bryce Hampton
Owen Hofmeister
Caden Tolentino
Brandon Runhaar
Chase Rasch
Zachary Womach
James Mulcahy
Colin Kemp
Caden Offel
Rylan Stevens
Ryan Lim
Zachary Koenig
Daniel Rodriguez
Houston Grimm
Logan Silvas
Quincy Lynch
Roan Griffin
Ritaum Sitoleh
Diego Duarte-Bernal
Gunnar Magness
Grayson McCartney
Gabriel Eckert
Vegas Ryan
Jacob Davis
Patrick Schick
Tyler Livingston
Jackson Guthrie
Evann Jiang
Ethan Vergara
Brenna Milan
Rex Jacops
Theodore Benard
Niklas Alvarenga
Ihan Santiago-Irizarry
Joe Geraci
Louis Davies
Michael Speece
Zachary Hampton
Baelen Schultz
Hudson Ratcliff
Cashian Wilkerson
Rowley Rebtoy
Aiden Doczy
Adam Scott
George Sierant
Jude Brown
Jason Dubinsky
Isaias Rodriguez
Luke Ward
Rohan Muppalla
Theodore Alamar
Lawson McCartney
Ian Witt
Vince Cuthbert
Schedule 2022-23
Nov 16 New Braunfels/Canyon Tri
Nov 18-19 Capital Classic
Dec 2-3 District Dual Tournament
Dec 7 Westlake Dual
Dec 10 Tiger Invitational
Dec 17 Hill Country Classic
Dec 30-31 Outlaw Invitational
Jan 6-7 Centex Invitational
Jan 13 Clear Lake/Katy Paetow Tri 
Jan 20-21 State Duals
Jan 26 Lake Travis Dual
Feb 1 District 
Feb 10-11 Regional 
Feb 17-18 State