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El Paso, TX — The Hanks Knights girls wrestling team has been focused and determined all season long. In fact, leading up to the 4A State Championships in Garland, Texas, the Knights declined our request for an interview, the coach telling us he did not want his Knights to lose focus. And it worked... Hanks won the Girls 4A Team State Championship, the first girls team to do so in UIL history. Remarkably, the team does not have a senior... only two freshman, three sophomores and three juniors!
Adrienne Holguin said of the state title, "It was a lot of hard work, it was a lot of emotional breakdowns... But fighting through them, that's when you understand what happens happens, and you just have to keep going." Briana Holcomb added, "We knew that this was the first time that we actually knew that it was in our hands, that all of our hard work paid off, not only mentally but physically." Daniela Flores won an individual state title, and added "It was really hard to get where I am right now, but it was an amazing feeling and amazing moment."
Individual State Champions from Hanks include Daniela Flores, who won the title at 128 lbs, whle Adrienne Holguin won a state title at 148 llbs. Briana Holcomb finished third at 138 llbs, while Dasia Ornales finished fourth at 102 llbs.
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