Hanks Knights Girls Wrestling Team Wins Texas State Title

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It must be satisfying when others around the globe recognize and appreciate your accomplishments.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, hanks media photo elpasotimes.com

On February 20, 2016, as reported by Kristopher Rivera of the El Paso Times, the Hanks Knights girls wrestling team clinched their third straight title in the Class 5A state wrestling tournament Saturday in Cypress, near Houston.

The repeat champions outpaced the competition winning 175.5 points while Frisco Liberty won the silver with 82 points and Prosper claimed third with 57 points.

The team also clinched the District 2-5A title and the Class 5A Region I title while on the road to the state title.

It takes a village to produce a widely respected program.

J.M. Hanks High School, commonly referred to as Hanks High School, is one of seven public secondary schools in Ysleta Independent School District, which encompasses much of east El Paso, Texas.

In 2010, El Paso received an All-America City Award. El Paso has been ranked the safest large city in the U.S. for four consecutive years and ranked in the top three since 1997.[adToAppearHere]

As of July 1, 2014, the population estimate from the U.S. Census was 679,036, making it the 19th most populous city proper in the United States (ahead of Boston and Atlanta). The El Paso MSA forms part of the larger El Paso–Las Cruces CSA, with a population of 1,050,374.

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fciwomenswrestling.com article, wikimedia photo

The global travel site lonelyplanet.com loves El Paso. They smile, “Well, you’ve made it. You’re just about as far west in Texas as you can go. Surrounded mostly by New Mexico to the north and Mexico to the south, El Paso is wedged between the two like a splinter.

Outdoorsy types can enjoy cycling in the largest urban park in the US, with over 24,000 acres to explore, and the warm weather makes nearby Hueco Tanks an ideal destination for wintertime rock climbing. Or you can go the culture route and enjoy some of El Paso’s excellent museums, most of which are free. Ride the gondola to a mountain peak, buy handcrafted boots and, by all means, eat some of the city’s famous red enchiladas.”

In 2016 the growing world of organized female wrestling continues to shine and the Hanks Knights are a perfect example of that.[adToAppearHere]

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