Wrestling: Salpointe Diego Gadea Results

Manuel and Jeannie Gadea with Cesar Chavez standout Andres Avelar (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Cesar Chavez pulled out a 200 to 191 point win over Campo Verde to win the Diego Gadea Wrestling Invitational held Friday and Saturday at Salpointe. The Champions took second place at the Diego Gadea last year to eventual Division III state champion Walden Grove and Campo Verde moved up from fifth place….


140: 1st Place Match
Owen Berry (Walden Grove) 45-2, Sr. over Denton Hardt (Queen Creek) 32-10, Sr. (Fall 1:50)

Owen Berry (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

147: 1st Place Match
Jason Hill (Cienega) 37-6, Sr. over Braden Peglow (Empire) 37-7, So. (Fall 1:29)

Jason Hill (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

154: 1st Place Match
Carlo Castagnaro (Cienega) 40-2, Sr. over Zachary Walker (Florence) 33-2,. (Fall 2:28)

Carlo Castagnaro (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

172: 1st Place Match
Gabe Levy (Cienega) 13-3, Jr. over Bric Jobe (Campo Verde) 25-9, Fr. (Fall 2:16)

Gabe Levy (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

222: 1st Place Match
Michael Moussa (Catalina Foothills) 42-4, Sr. over Adam Bowcutt (Queen Creek) 14-13, Sr. (Fall 2:22)

Michael Moussa (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


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