Cy Ranch’s Bazemore wins wrestling title; 10 CFISD athletes medal
April 27, 2021—Using a 2020 state semifinal loss as motivation, Cypress Ranch High School junior Jayden Bazemore completed her quest for atonement on Saturday by winning the Class 6A 128-pound wrestling state championship. Bazemore was CFISD's lone champion and among 10 participants to earn top-six medals at the UIL Wrestling State Tournament, held April 23-24 at the Berry Center.
Bazemore completed an undefeated season by beating Plano West's Devin Paton in an 8-3 decision. That pushed her record to 19-0 for the season. She added the 128-pound title to last year's fourth-place finish at 119 pounds while attending The Woodlands College Park High School.
"This is all I thought about for weeks on end (and) every night before I went to sleep," Bazemore said. "I wanted it so bad. All those months of training have finally paid off."
Two CFISD standouts earned runner-up finishes.
Langham Creek High School senior Temitayo Sanusi reached the 148-pound final before eventually falling to Allen High School's Jasmine Robinson. Sanusi finished the year with a 25-2 record.
Cypress Ridge High School senior Melanie Oyerides placed second in the 215-pound division, finishing her season with an 18-2 record.
Cypress Ridge was the highest-finishing CFISD team, scoring 33 points to place eighth overall. Langham Creek finished 11th with 29 points while Cypress Ranch tied for 15th (25).
The following girls' wrestlers placed among the top six in the state:
Jayden Bazemore, Cypress Ranch – first place, 128 pounds;
Temitayo Sanusi, Langham Creek – second place, 148 pounds;
Melanie Oyervides, Cypress Ridge – second place, 215 pounds;
Fahydat Bello, Cypress Park – third place, 165 pounds;
Diriann Porras, Langham Creek – fifth place, 138 pounds; and
Kailee McCarty, Cypress Ridge – sixth place, 148 pounds.
In the boys' tournament, Cypress Ranch was the highest-placing team, tying 13th overall with 28 points. Cypress Woods High School (15) also placed among the top 30 teams.
The following boys' wrestlers finished among the top six in the state:
Marvin Brewster, Cypress Woods – third place, 170 pounds;
Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls – fourth place, 132 pounds;
Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 120 pounds; and
Benjamin Vogt, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 195 pounds.
View the complete state tournament results on the UIL website.