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Wrestling: Local results from the 54th Flowing Wells Invitational

Longtime coach and teacher Todd Autenreith was named “Honorary Caballero.” L-R: Flowing Wells Supt. David Baker, Wendy Effing, Autenreith & athletic director Mark Brunenkant. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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The 54th Annual Flowing Wells Wrestling Invitational featured 68 state medalists, 12 individual champions and three team champions with Liberty (D-I), Sunnyside (D-II) and Walden Grove (D-III) taking part. Additionally, four of the top five D-I teams and three of the top four D-II teams from 2019 also competed.

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Liberty won the team title for the first time in program history and the defending D-I champions did it by knocking off Sunnyside, the defending D-II champions, 308.5 to 256.5. The Blue Devils have 30 Flowing Wells championships dating back to 1974 including 2018 and 2019.

Dave Loskill, Chayce Edwards & Bobby DeBerry (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Dave Loskill helped present the David Nelson/Dan Penrod Scholarships to Cassidy Swearingen of Prescott and Chayce Edwards of Tucson High.

Victor Gonzalez (L)/Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recognition for the Arizona Assistant Coach of the Year for 2018-2019 was awarded to Brian Popadak of Desert Vista and the Arizona Coach of the Year recognition was awarded to Victor Gonzalez of Walden Grove.

LOCAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Adacelli Noriega (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

120
1st Place Match
Adacelli Noriega (Bisbee) 10-0, Fr. over Peyton Kessler (Gila Ridge) 9-2, So. (Fall 4:00)

Mylei Seigla (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

132
1st Place Match
Mylei Seigla (Canyon Del Oro) 26-0, So. over Jaymi Baker (Gila Ridge) 8-2, So. (Fall 4:00)

LOCAL BOYS INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS

James Armstrong (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

108
1st Place Match
James Armstrong (Sunnyside) 33-1, Fr. over Clemente Delgado (Gila Ridge) 21-4, (MD 9-1)

Jesse Ybarra. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

128
1st Place Match
Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 29-0, Sr. over Jonathon Rogers (Liberty) 22-5, So. (Dec 8-1)

Gabe Howard. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

134
1st Place Match
Gabe Howard (Sahuarita) 30-0, Sr. over Andrrew Correa (Liberty) 30-7, Sr. (Dec 2-1)

Owen Berry (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

140
1st Place Match
Owen Berry (Walden Grove) 36-2, Sr. over Tyler Rokop (Ironwood Ridge) 31-3, . (MD 11-0)

Brent Ward (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

147
1st Place Match
Brent Ward (Ironwood Ridge) 34-4, over Edgar Delgado (Liberty) 15-6, Sr. (MD 14-2)

Brexton Thomas (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

222
1st Place Match
Brexton Thomas (Sahuaro) 13-0, Sr. over Ricardo Avelar (Walden Grove) 33-5, Sr. (Fall 1:25)

LOCAL BOYS MINI TOURNAMENT WINNERS

115
1st Place Match
Isaiah Miller (Sahuarita) 3-0,. over Kade Babb (Hamilton) 18-12, So. (Fall 4:23)

122
1st Place Match
David Villlarreal (Walden Grove) 29-4, So. over Ayden Navarro (Gila Ridge) 3-1, So. (Dec 12-6)

128
1st Place Match
Devin Armstrong (Catalina Foothills) 22-14, So. over Kellen Monroe (Centennial) 11-15, Fr. (Fall 4:24)

134
1st Place Match
Mike Avelar (Walden Grove) 9-2, Fr. over Adrian Parra (Flowing Wells High School) 36-8, Fr. (Fall 4:01)

222
1st Place Match
Quinn Duerkop (Rio Rico) 12-6, Sr. over Dylan Mines (Sahuarita) 7-4, Jr. (Fall 0:55)

287
1st Place Match
Joel Flores (Tucson) 3-0, Sr. over Anthony Baca (Riverside) 3-1, Sr. (Fall 3:50)

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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