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Foster's Nwonkwo earns 2nd state wrestling crown

Mar 03, 2017 | Community Relations


Foster High School’s Nkechinyere “ChiChi” Nwankwo wrestled her way to her second state championship, taking gold at the 2017 UIL Wrestling Tournament in Cypress.

She took the gold in the 5A 185-lb. division, after earning the crown at 205 lbs. in 2016.

“Her drop in weight class was for several reasons,” said her coach, Jeffery Rayome.  “She wanted to prove she could wrestle in any weight class you put her in. She started losing weight because she wants to continue in the sport. College and international weight classes have smaller weight classes, so we were preparing for having to be at that weight.”  
Next year, she will be wrestling for Oklahoma City University.  

Foster freshman -- and ChiChi’s brother -- Chidozie “Dot” Nwankwo earned a third place medal in the 5A 285-lb. classification.

Older brother Nwankwo Nwankwo, who graduated last year, finished second in the 285 class in the 2016 State Wrestling tournament.

Fulshear High School sophomore Alex Torres also made the state tournament, finishing 5th in the 5A 195-lb. weight class.