Questin Perez took the gold medal for Arlington in last weekend’s state championship wrestling meet in Garland, competing in the 145-pound weight class. Perez was the only gold medalist from the Arlington school district this season.
Ramiro Martinez of Seguin came one match away from taking the gold but lost to Bailer Thomason of Randall to win silver in the 113-pound division.
For Bowie, Abbas Mounshed also came away with a silver medal, in the 160-pound division, and Rafay Ali took third place in 152.
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Jackson Perkins had the best showing for Arlington High School, taking fourth in the 195-pound division.
Arlington also sent Kyron Birdine in the 152-pound class and girls wrestlers Elizabeth Taylor in the 128-pound division and Naara Gonzalez in 185.
Bowie was also represented by Mateo Soto, 113; Hamza Mounshed, 182; Demarcus Allen, 220; and Tommy Vu, 285.
Seguin also sent Mauricio Nejera in the 106-pound division.
Lamar also had Amir Lancaster in the 145 and Shaude’Dre Franklin competing in the girls 148-pound division.
Sam Houston sent Marquis Irving in the 195 and Hannah Del Angel in the girls 148.
Martin continued in the playoffs Monday, after the press deadline, facing Richland in the bi-district round at Mansfield High.
Bowie was set to take on Northwest at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colleyville Heritage, and Lamar was scheduled to face Keller Fossil Ridge at the same location at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Seguin was set for Whitehouse on Tuesday at Wills Point High School.
Besides Lamar, the remaining Arlington playoff teams entering the week were Bowie, Martin and Seguin.
Martin was set to take on Lamar on Tuesday at Arlington High School in the regional quarterfinals, while Bowie had Southlake Carroll on Tuesday at Nolan Catholic. Seguin played McKinney North on Tuesday night in The Colony.
The games were played after the press deadline; see dfwvarsity.com for results.
— Stephen English