After capturing a state title in her senior year at Colleyville Heritage, Christina Bautista has finished her freshman wrestling campaign at Missouri Valley College and has learned more about what it takes to be a world-class wrestler.Bautista, the daughter of CHHS wrestling coach Joaquin Bautista, was the Vikings’ 109-pounder this season and finished just one match shy of earning All-America honors.She said the freshman experience included adjusting to the extensive travel and having to face constant high-level competition.“I’ll be more prepared (as a sophomore),” Bautista said. “It’s not high school anymore, but I’ve already gained a lot of experience and it’s been fun.”Missouri Valley, located in Marshall, Mo., earned a sixth place finish at the national tournament and fourth at the national dual tournament.The Missouri Valley roster is stacked with nine wrestlers from Texas and is proving the state is developing talent from the women’s ranks at the high school level.“Texas and California are the top states for girls wrestling,” Bautista said. “Hawaii is also a strong state for women wrestling.”Bautista’s sights are also on bigger prizes.“I have plans to go to the World’s (wrestling championships),” Bautista said. “I went in 2012 and my luck, had two World’s champions in my bracket.”The experience wasn’t wasted, though.“I know what I’m getting into and it gives me a benchmark, and you know what you need to work on and what to do to get to that level,” she said.Ultimately, Bautista intends to qualify for the US Olympic team for the 2016 games. Bautista’s father Joaquin also intends to train for a spot on the men’s roster, his daughter said.The Olympic executive committee has pulled wrestling as an Olympic event starting in the 2020 games, although organized efforts are underway to overturn that ruling.Wrestling for her father in high school wasn’t kept just to the wrestling room.“Talking at home about wrestling and watching it on TV is how we bonded,” Bautista said of sharing the love of the sport with her father.During her high school career, in addition to winning the state title at 110 pounds, Bautista was a state alternate her freshman year, took second her sophomore year and third in her junior year.The consistent high level of competition is a key difference from her high school years.“You can’t go out thinking you’ll win every match,” she said. “You learn what you’ve got to work on to be at that top level.”Bautista said she’ll continue to train through the summer with her father and head back to Missouri in August.