It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over this week we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year awards to be announced during the show.
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website and Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Boys Public School Wrestling.
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE -- Kishawn Higgins, Katy
Higgins led the Katy Tigers to a third place finish at UIL state. He won the 170-pound class in a classic performance. He's a two-time state winner.
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE -- Chidozie Nwankwo, Foster
Chidozie Nwankwo finished his high school career with one last gold. He won the Class 5A, 285-pound State Championship, capping off his stellar career. His final record is 102-5. He will play college football at UH.
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE -- Eli Sheeren, Klein
Eli Sheeren became only the second wrestler from Klein to win a state title. The junior won the 182-pound division.
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is Houston's leading provider of orthopedic services, from sports medicine to joint replacement. Houston Methodist offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services with a high standard of excellence for elite athletes, active adults and student athletes. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera.
As the gates opened, fans raced into the lower bowl of the Berry Center on Saturday afternoon to get into their spot for the evening full of championship matches.
The title bouts did not disappoint.
In an evening of fast-moving wrestling matches, here are some of the highlights of the night.
VYPE FILM: Championship Saturday
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