Two Southern Arizona wrestlers competed against each other Saturday for the 160-pound title of the Folkstyle National Championships High School Open Division at Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Mountain View’s Austin Scott prevailed with an 8-5 decision against Sunnyside’s Job Lee.
Scott, the Division II state champ at 157 pounds, and Lee both train at Jet Sports Training, which is owned by former Sunnyside and Arizona football player Bobby Rodriguez.
Scott, representing Cyclones Wrestling and Fitness of Tucson, went 5-0 in the competition with two wins by fall, a sudden victory and two wins by decision.
Other Southern Arizona wrestlers who competed in the High School Open Division:
Sahuarita’s Daniel Guerrero (Arizona) finished third at 100 pounds
Sunnyside’s Sergio Vega (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) finished fourth at 120 pounds
Sahuarita’s Justin Fox (Arizona) finished fifth at 120 pounds
Sahuarita’s Isaiah Miller (Arizona) finished fifth at 126 pounds
Sahuarita’s Christian Lopez (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) finished eighth at 138 pounds
Sunnyside’s Rene Fragoso (Arizona) finished second at 182 pounds
Southern Arizona wrestlers who competed in the 16U Division:
Sunnyside’s Carlos Stanton Jr. (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) finished seventh at 126 pounds
Sunnyside’s Adyn Bostick (Arizona) finished third at 138 pounds
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