Tucson Youth Sports

Audrey Jimenez of Sunnyside Wrestling Club Wins Arizona Junior High/Middle School State Title

Audrey Jimenez continues to dominate her competition achieving an Arizona Junior High and Middle School State title tonight at Tempe High School in the 88-pound class.

The eighth grader, who wrestles with the Sunnyside Wrestling Club, went 5-0 with a win by fall and four decisions, including a 7-0 score in the title match against Aidan Belloc of Eloy Blue Devils Wrestling.

Audrey Jimenez wore a wrestling outfit honoring the late JoJo Armstrong, a Sierra Middle School student who passed away last year (Jimenez photo)

Her complete results:

Opening round: Jimenez defeated Chris Kearns of Tuba City (fall 0:35)

Second round: Jimenez defeated Adam Lloyd of Prescott (decision 2-0)

Quarterfinals: Jimenez defeated Kody Gluyas of Safford (major decision 9-0)

Semifinals: Jimenez defeated Karlee Brooks of Chandler (decision 5-2)

Championship: Jimenez defeated Aidan Belloc of Eloy (decision 7-0)

Jimenez also placed first in the 2020 Mile High Middle School state championships at Prescott Valley two weeks ago.

Other Southern Arizona winners:

Junior High – 93 1st Place Match Sergio Pena (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) won by decision over Gabriel Ramirez (Aces wrestling academy) (Dec 2-0)

Junior High – 98 1st Place Match Carlitos Stanton (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) won by decision over Blair Ellison (East Valley Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)

Junior High – 125 1st Place Match Isreal Ibarra (Eloy Blue Devil`s) won by decision over Jackson Perkins (Humboldt) (Dec 7-2)

Junior High – 142 1st Place Match Oren Allsup (Willcox A-Team) won by major decision over Brendon Bazzani (Desert Ridge) (Maj 14-0)

Junior High – 167 1st Place Match Aidan Ysaguirre (Eloy Blue Devil`s) won by decision over Diego Morales (Newell Barney Middle School) (Dec 5-0)


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