Frisco Student Athletes Bring Home Championships

Frisco Schools

Across the district Frisco students are showing they are champions.

The boys wrestling team from Centennial High School claimed its second straight state championship during the Wrestling State Tournament, held February 20-21 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.

The boys team from Liberty High School placed 5th overall while the boys team from Wakeland High School placed 8th overall.

Three students, including Devin McCord and Spencer Schoen of Centennial and Marsela Gaisoa of Lone Star High School, won individual state titles in their respective weight classes, with many more students placing in the top three in 5A competition.

Centennial Coach Jake Jackson was again named Boys State Wrestling Coach of the Year.

Meanwhile, Frisco ISD also had a tremendous showing at the Swimming & Diving State Meet, held February 20-21 at the Texas Swim Center in Austin.

The boys team from Wakeland was the 5A state runner-up, finishing just 2.5 points behind the first place finisher.

The boys team from Frisco High School finished 4th overall, while the girls from Frisco High came in 5th overall.

Wakeland swimmers Jacob DeMercurio and Sam Kline claimed two state titles each in their respective events, and Liberty diver Matthew Phillip was the state champion in 1 mtr Diving.

Coach Melissa Soileau was named Girls State Diving Coach of the Year.

Here’s a closer look at top three FISD finishers in both sports:


Centennial High School

Gregory Coapstick, 106 lbs., state runner-up

Will Curtiss, 113 lbs., 3rd place

Devin McCord, 152 lbs., state champion

Spencer Schoen, 145 lbs., state champion

Austin Vonderheid, 182 lbs., state runner-up

Noah Sims, 195 lbs., state runner-up

Heritage High School

Jake Simmerman, 120 lbs., state runner-up

Liberty High School

Joseph Kim, 145 lbs., state runner-up
Trevor Kleis, 285 lbs., 3rd place
Jordan Robison, 152 lbs., state runner-up
Virley Session, 120 lbs., 3rd place

Lone Star High School

Marsela Gaisoa, 165 lbs., state champion

Wakeland High School

Johnathan Egan, 160 lbs., 3rd place
Kerrigan Kohnen, 285 lbs., state runner-up

Swimming & Diving

Frisco High School

Ashleigh Dehls, 1 mtr Diving, 3rd place
Preston Foster, 1 mtr Diving, 3rd place
Tommy Peterson, 100 Yard Breaststroke, 3rd place

Liberty High School

Matthew Phillip, 1 mtr Diving, state champion

Wakeland High School

Jacob DeMercurio, 50 Yard Freestyle, state champion; 100 Yard Backstroke, state champion
Sam Kline, 200 Yard Freestyle, state champion and new state record; 500 Yard Freestyle, state champion
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay: Jacob DeMercurio, Nathan Ciatti, Jerick Pena, Chase Garrott; state runner-up
Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Jacob DeMercurio, Nathan Ciatti, Trevor Liu, Sam Kline; state runner-up

A total of 34 students represented FISD in the Wrestling State Tournament, while 20 swimmers and divers qualified for state in individual events.

FISD celebrates all our student athletes and their accomplishments. Click here to see a full list of state qualifiers.

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