Mountain View Marana won the team championship of the Diego Gadea Salpointe Invitational with a score of 196 points and Tucson High came in second with 178. The complete list of team results can be found below but first a bit about the invitational itself:
Jeannie and Manuel Gadea’s son, Diego, was an outstanding wrestler. He won the 160-weight class of the Salpointe Wrestling Invite in 2010 but he was also suffering from something very painful and very mysterious that most parents, schools and friends do not like to talk about.
Diego was diagnosed with childhood depression at age 11 and, even though all measures humanely possible were used to help Diego, he took his own life in June of 2011….
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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com