Tucson Youth Sports

Wrestling: : 6 From Southern Arizona Win Jr. High Championships

Daniel Guerrero (Family Photo)

Six athletes from Southern Arizona brought home a state championship at the Arizona Junior High School Wrestling State Championships help in Prescott Valley on Friday and Saturday. Six from Southern Arizona took second place:

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1st Place Match
J.J. Beauvais (Hillcrest) 42-2, 7th. over Sebastian Serrano (Sahuarita Anza Trail) 18-5, 6th. (Fall 2:31)

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1st Place Match
Daniel Guerrero (Sahuarita Anza Trail) 33-3, 8th. over Edwin Sierra (Woodard) 36-7, 7th. (Dec 3-2)

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1st Place Match
Breck Williams (Morenci) 34-2, 8th. over Audrey Jimenez (Sunnyside Lauffer) 13-1, 8th. (Dec 4-1)

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1st Place Match
Christian Castillo (Valient College Prep) 31-4, 7th. over Sergio Peña (Desert Sky – Tucson/Vail) 28-7, 8th. (Dec 5-2)

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1st Place Match
Christian Davis (Eloy) 35-3, 8th. over Pedro Mendoza (Sahuarita Anza Trail) 37-6, 7th. (SV-1 4-2)

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1st Place Match
Gabriel Gallardo (Desert Sky – Tucson/Vail) 25-1, 8th. over Adrian Meza (Valient College Prep) 30-5, 8th. (UTB 6-6)

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1st Place Match
Kyler Larkin (Valient College Prep) 36-2, 8th. over Isreal Ibarra (Eloy) 35-1, 7th. (Dec 11-5)

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1st Place Match
Oren Allsup (Willcox) 28-1, 8th. over Nicholas Pina (Sunnyside Lauffer) 19-2, 7th. (Dec 7-2)

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1st Place Match
Aidan Ysaguirre (Eloy) 35-0, 8th. over Diego Morales (Newell Barney) 24-3, 8th. (Dec 3-1)

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1st Place Match
Aiden Lozoya (San Manuel) 29-0, 8th. over Rudolph Gonzalez (Winslow) 25-2, 8th. (Fall 1:50)

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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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