El Paso, TX — Coronado finished second in the District 1-5A wrestling championships to rival Franklin last weekend, but no one is calling them runners up. Coronado took second in district through determination of several of their senior wrestlers. Case in point:
Coronado senior Mason Shuya won the district title at 220-pounds, after his brother, Justin, a sophomore at Franklin, forfeited the match, giving Mason the district title in his last shot. Now that's brotherly love. Coaches say Justin will have plenty of chances to win district title, and much more.
But maybe even better... senior Isaac Jimenez won the boys 120-pound title, a year after suffering a meniscus tear in his knee, ending his junior campaign... A junior year which he was ranked #1 in the state of Texas. Now, Isaac is a district champion, back at #1 in texas, and aiming high again.
"I was devastated," said Isaac. "Depressed, but after a while, I copped with the pain, just dealt with it, and looked to the future for the state title this year. Every sport comes with injuries, and you just have to deal with it, and come back stronger the next year." Mason Shuya added, "Isaac is the back of this team, he holds us all together. We look to him for inspiration, and whenever we're down and we see Isaac winning, it gives us hope that we can win."