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WRESTLING: Ironwood Ridge wins D-I Championship


Ironwood Ridge (Courtesy Photo)

Ironwood Ridge (Courtesy Photo)


Tim Berrier guided Ironwood Ridge to it’s forth state championship in school history at the Division I State Tournament held Thursday and Friday in Prescott.

The win moved Berrier past legendary Desert View coach Chris Antoniotti on the Southern Arizona All-Time championship list. Antoniotti coached Desert View to three titles from 1987 to 1989.

Ironwood Ridge Championships
2011: D-II (Tim Berrier)
2012: D-II (Tim Berrier)
2013: D-II (Tim Berrier)
2016: D-I (Tim Berrier)

Dave Thomas coached Flowing Wells to four titles and Benson’s Fred Comaduran did the same. Richard Sanchez (Sunnyside) has five titles, Herman Andrews, Jr (Safford) has seven, Don Klostreich (Sunnyside) has nine and Bobby DeBerry (Sunnyside) has 15.

Individually, Danny Vega (113) won his third straight title and Sunnyside’s Roman Bravo-Young (120) took home his second.

Danny Vega & Roman Bravo-Young (Courtesy)

Danny Vega & Roman Bravo-Young (Courtesy)

Southern Arizona State Champions
106 Marco Rivera of Tucson
113 Danny Vega of Ironwood Ridge
120 Roman Bravo-Young of Sunnyside
126 David Salazar III of Sunnyside
132 Josiah Kline of Ironwood Ridge
170 Marco Frias of Sunnyside
182 Jeremy Berson of Ironwood Ridge

Jeremy Berson (Courtesy)

Jeremy Berson (Courtesy)

Southern Arizona Second Place
106 Vicente Loaiza of Sunnyside
132 Angel Laguna of Sunnyside
145 Kyle Taylor of Ironwood Ridge
160 Marco Dominguez of Ironwood Ridge
195 David Tilley of Marana

Southern Arizona Third Place
182 Jose Hernandez of Sunnyside

Southern Arizona Fourth Place
113 Emelio Alcantara of Sunnyside
120 Jayce Cunha of Ironwood Ridge
126 Patrick Klass of Ironwood Ridge
152 Ben Lind of Ironwood Ridge
170 Jake Mansman of Ironwood Ridge
285 Storm Downing of Marana

Southern Arizona Fifth Place
126 Angelo Pool of Tucson

Southern Arizona Sixth Place
138 Alfredo Calzadillas of Ironwood Ridge
145 Hector Salazar of Sunnyside
182 Shawn Boutte of Buena

Josiah Kline  (Courtesy)

Josiah Kline (Courtesy)


1. Ironwood Ridge 194.0
2. Sunnyside 171.5
3. Mountain View Mesa 166.5
4. Cibola 143.5
5. Chandler 106.0
6. Corona Del Sol 94.5
7. Red Mountain 85.5
8. Desert Vista 76.0
9. Mesa 75.0
10. Centennial 58.0
11. Mountain Ridge 52.5
12. Basha 51.0
12. Desert Ridge 51.0
14. Marana 45.0
14. Tucson 45.0
16. Brophy Prep 32.5
17. Boulder Creek 30.0
18. Valley Vista 22.0
19. Millennium 21.0
19. Mountain Pointe 21.0
21. Dobson 18.0
21. Pinnacle 18.0
23. Hamilton 17.0
24. Willow Canyon 15.0
25. Desert Mountain 12.0
26. Horizon 10.0
26. O`Connor 10.0
26. Westwood 10.0
29. Highland 9.0
30. Buena 7.0
30. Gilbert 7.0
32. Chaparral 5.0
33. Perry 2.0
34. Westview 1.0
35. North Canyon 0.0


106 Results
1st Place – Marco Rivera of Tucson
2nd Place – Vicente Loaiza of Sunnyside
3rd Place – Carlos Gerardo of Cibola
4th Place – Benji Levey of Pinnacle
5th Place – Colton Labrant of Mountain Ridge
6th Place – Zack Kvavle of Corona Del Sol
1st Place Match
Marco Rivera (Tucson) 26-3, So. over Vicente Loaiza (Sunnyside) 32-5, So. (Dec 12-6).
3rd Place Match
Carlos Gerardo (Cibola) 37-5, Sr. over Benji Levey (Pinnacle) 39-6, Sr. (Fall 1:49).
5th Place Match
Colton Labrant (Mountain Ridge) 58-5, So. over Zack Kvavle (Corona Del Sol) 32-14, Fr. (Fall 0:25).

113 Results
1st Place – Danny Vega of Ironwood Ridge
2nd Place – Ray Ramirez of Red Mountain
3rd Place – Andres Duron of Cibola
4th Place – Emelio Alcantara of Sunnyside
5th Place – Cam Upshur of Corona Del Sol
6th Place – Jordan Martinez of Desert Vista
1st Place Match
Danny Vega (Ironwood Ridge) 39-0, Sr. over Ray Ramirez (Red Mountain) 40-5, Jr. (TF-1.5 2:12 (15-0)).
3rd Place Match
Andres Duron (Cibola) 39-5, Jr. over Emelio Alcantara (Sunnyside) 14-3, . (Dec 5-0).
5th Place Match
Cam Upshur (Corona Del Sol) 37-11, So. over Jordan Martinez (Desert Vista) 31-15, Jr. (Inj. 0:00).

120 Results
1st Place – Roman Bravo-Young of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Rylan Evans of Mountain View Mesa
3rd Place – Michael Reyes of Chandler
4th Place – Jayce Cunha of Ironwood Ridge
5th Place – Val Hernandez of Brophy Prep
6th Place – Isacc Santillan of Mesa
1st Place Match
Roman Bravo-Young (Sunnyside) 38-0, So. over Rylan Evans (Mountain View Mesa) 31-8, Sr. (TF-1.5 4:26 (23-8)).
3rd Place Match
Michael Reyes (Chandler) 45-6, Sr. over Jayce Cunha (Ironwood Ridge) 24-10, Jr. (Dec 1-0).
5th Place Match
Val Hernandez (Brophy Prep) 30-7, Sr. over Isacc Santillan (Mesa) 31-13, Jr. (Dec 8-3).

126 Results
1st Place – David Salazar III of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Paden Mason of Mountain View Mesa
3rd Place – David Wuertemburg of Cibola
4th Place – Patrick Klass of Ironwood Ridge
5th Place – Angelo Pool of Tucson
6th Place – Alex Carrillo of Desert Vista
1st Place Match
David Salazar III (Sunnyside) 37-2, Jr. over Paden Mason (Mountain View Mesa) 43-5, Sr. (MD 12-2).
3rd Place Match
David Wuertemburg (Cibola) 40-4, Jr. over Patrick Klass (Ironwood Ridge) 22-8, Jr. (Dec 7-1).
5th Place Match
Angelo Pool (Tucson) 36-11, So. over Alex Carrillo (Desert Vista) 25-7, Sr. (Inj. 0:00).

132 Results
1st Place – Josiah Kline of Ironwood Ridge
2nd Place – Angel Laguna of Sunnyside
3rd Place – Chance Ikei of Chandler
4th Place – Alan Beltran of Cibola
5th Place – Brandon Vela of Willow Canyon
6th Place – Ryan Farina of Corona Del Sol
1st Place Match
Josiah Kline (Ironwood Ridge) 42-3, Sr. over Angel Laguna (Sunnyside) 15-4, Sr. (Dec 7-4).
3rd Place Match
Chance Ikei (Chandler) 31-3, Sr. over Alan Beltran (Cibola) 32-12, Jr. (Dec 9-2).
5th Place Match
Brandon Vela (Willow Canyon) 38-5, Sr. over Ryan Farina (Corona Del Sol) 34-5, Sr. (Dec 3-2).

138 Results
1st Place – Jerod Booth of Mountain View Mesa
2nd Place – Marc Farina of Corona Del Sol
3rd Place – Aidan Diggs of Millennium
4th Place – Nico Braswell of Basha
5th Place – Anthony Brady of Brophy Prep
6th Place – Alfredo Calzadillas of Ironwood Ridge
1st Place Match
Jerod Booth (Mountain View Mesa) 38-6, Sr. over Marc Farina (Corona Del Sol) 41-3, Sr. (Dec 12-10).
3rd Place Match
Aidan Diggs (Millennium) 37-5, So. over Nico Braswell (Basha) 42-5, Sr. (Fall 2:20).
5th Place Match
Anthony Brady (Brophy Prep) 28-10, Sr. over Alfredo Calzadillas (Ironwood Ridge) 15-11, Sr. (Dec 1-0).

145 Results
1st Place – Cory Crooks of Boulder Creek
2nd Place – Kyle Taylor of Ironwood Ridge
3rd Place – Hunter Carmona of Corona Del Sol
4th Place – Martin Martinez of Cibola
5th Place – Dallin Thornton of Mountain View Mesa
6th Place – Hector Salazar of Sunnyside
1st Place Match
Cory Crooks (Boulder Creek) 44-1, Sr. over Kyle Taylor (Ironwood Ridge) 37-6, Sr. (Dec 10-4).
3rd Place Match
Hunter Carmona (Corona Del Sol) 42-11, Jr. over Martin Martinez (Cibola) 32-10, Sr. (Dec 1-0).
5th Place Match
Dallin Thornton (Mountain View Mesa) 24-7, Sr. over Hector Salazar (Sunnyside) 33-13, Jr. (Dec 3-2).

152 Results
1st Place – Anthony Wokasch of Mountain View Mesa
2nd Place – Patrick Schmitz of Basha
3rd Place – Mason Perkins of Centennial
4th Place – Ben Lind of Ironwood Ridge
5th Place – Jacob Rasmussen of Mountain Pointe
6th Place – Cody Lewis of Desert Ridge
1st Place Match
Anthony Wokasch (Mountain View Mesa) 44-2, Sr. over Patrick Schmitz (Basha) 45-8, Sr. (MD 13-0).
3rd Place Match
Mason Perkins (Centennial) 39-12, Sr. over Ben Lind (Ironwood Ridge) 23-11, Sr. (Dec 9-8).
5th Place Match
Jacob Rasmussen (Mountain Pointe) 19-6, Jr. over Cody Lewis (Desert Ridge) 36-12, So. (Fall 3:57).

160 Results
1st Place – James Williams of Mesa
2nd Place – Marco Dominguez of Ironwood Ridge
3rd Place – Christian Warner of Red Mountain
4th Place – Mario Neblina of Cibola
5th Place – Benjamin Peters of Mountain View Mesa
6th Place – Derek Quaranta of Desert Vista
1st Place Match
James Williams (Mesa) 39-0, Sr. over Marco Dominguez (Ironwood Ridge) 31-6, Sr. (Fall 4:39).
3rd Place Match
Christian Warner (Red Mountain) 39-10, Sr. over Mario Neblina (Cibola) 12-10, Fr. (Dec 10-3).
5th Place Match
Benjamin Peters (Mountain View Mesa) 28-14, Jr. over Derek Quaranta (Desert Vista) 27-14, Sr. (Dec 9-4).

170 Results
1st Place – Marco Frias of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Nathan Suwyn of Mountain Ridge
3rd Place – Alexis Ramos of Centennial
4th Place – Jake Mansman of Ironwood Ridge
5th Place – Jason Moore of Red Mountain
6th Place – Jordan Wilson of Chandler
1st Place Match
Marco Frias (Sunnyside) 35-1, Sr. over Nathan Suwyn (Mountain Ridge) 54-5, Jr. (MD 11-1).
3rd Place Match
Alexis Ramos (Centennial) 39-12, Sr. over Jake Mansman (Ironwood Ridge) 27-15, Jr. (Dec 9-6).
5th Place Match
Jason Moore (Red Mountain) 34-11, Jr. over Jordan Wilson (Chandler) 30-12, Jr. (Fall 1:51).

182 Results
1st Place – Jeremy Berson of Ironwood Ridge
2nd Place – Brock Doolen of Mountain View Mesa
3rd Place – Jose Hernandez of Sunnyside
4th Place – Dylan Benson of Centennial
5th Place – Nick Ruffalo of Corona Del Sol
6th Place – Shawn Boutte of Buena
1st Place Match
Jeremy Berson (Ironwood Ridge) 34-5, Sr. over Brock Doolen (Mountain View Mesa) 32-12, Jr. (Fall 5:00).
3rd Place Match
Jose Hernandez (Sunnyside) 32-14, . over Dylan Benson (Centennial) 44-11, Sr. (Fall 1:23).
5th Place Match
Nick Ruffalo (Corona Del Sol) 38-12, Jr. over Shawn Boutte (Buena) 35-8, Sr. (Fall 1:57).

195 Results
1st Place – Chad Porter of Desert Vista
2nd Place – David Tilley of Marana
3rd Place – Cassius Williams of Chandler
4th Place – Dalton Hoffer of Hamilton
5th Place – Jaylen Howard of Dobson
6th Place – Christian Medeiros of Desert Ridge
1st Place Match
Chad Porter (Desert Vista) 41-2, Jr. over David Tilley (Marana) 45-3, Sr. (TF-1.5 5:22 (18-1)).
3rd Place Match
Cassius Williams (Chandler) 26-10, Sr. over Dalton Hoffer (Hamilton) 32-8, Sr. (Fall 2:16).
5th Place Match
Jaylen Howard (Dobson) 40-6, Sr. over Christian Medeiros (Desert Ridge) 30-14, So. (Dec 5-3).

220 Results
1st Place – Tommy Mommer of Cibola
2nd Place – Andre Elmore of Desert Ridge
3rd Place – Sam Pepper of Chandler
4th Place – Frank Salinas of Mesa
5th Place – Parker Reiser of Mountain Ridge
6th Place – Jezen Romolor of Mountain Pointe
1st Place Match
Tommy Mommer (Cibola) 11-1, So. over Andre Elmore (Desert Ridge) 31-1, Sr. (Dec 3-2).
3rd Place Match
Sam Pepper (Chandler) 35-7, Jr. over Frank Salinas (Mesa) 41-5, Sr. (Inj. 2:33).
5th Place Match
Parker Reiser (Mountain Ridge) 43-9, Jr. over Jezen Romolor (Mountain Pointe) 6-5, Sr. (Dec 4-0).

285 Results
1st Place – Esequiel Valles of Red Mountain
2nd Place – Hunter Chapman of Mesa
3rd Place – Justin Moore of Valley Vista
4th Place – Storm Downing of Marana
5th Place – Harold Colbert of Chandler
6th Place – Zach Budzik of Desert Vista
1st Place Match
Esequiel Valles (Red Mountain) 42-2, Sr. over Hunter Chapman (Mesa) 40-4, Sr. (Dec 7-0).
3rd Place Match
Justin Moore (Valley Vista) 44-7, Jr. over Storm Downing (Marana) 36-14, Sr. (Fall 1:46).
5th Place Match
Harold Colbert (Chandler) 40-5, Jr. over Zach Budzik (Desert Vista) 25-7, Sr. (Dec 8-4).

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