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Ironwood Ridge champion wrestler Danny Vega commits to Grand Canyon


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Danny Vega (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Danny Vega (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge two-time state champion Danny Vega committed to wrestle for Grand Canyon next year. The senior became the first junior wrestler from the state of Arizona to capture the USA Wrestling Triple Crown by winning the Freestyle and Greco Nationals after taking the Folkstyle Nationals.

“I really like the coaches and the environment GCU has,” Vega said. “The coaches are great and on top of things! Plus it means I’ll stay in Arizona,” he added.

“I’m excited to be a part of the team!”

Former Sunnyside standouts Juaquin and William Olivas wrestle for GCU.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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