Tucson High School Sports

Local Wrestlers earn High School All-American status

10 wrestlers from Southern Arizona earned All-American status by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).

Daniel Miranda, Mountain View
Gabriel Elias, Sahuarita
Christian Lopez, Sahuarita
Brandon Paredes, Mountain View
Jaden Rael, Sahuarita
Jaime Rivera, Sunnyside
Job Lee, Sunnyside
Fernando Villaescusa, Sunnyside
Gavin Weaver, Mountain View
Nick Williams, Mountain View

Five wrestlers from Sahuarita were named Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

Jayden Rael, Sahuarita
Levi Pannell, Sahuarita
Gabriel Elias, Sahuarita
Christian Lopez, Sahuarita
Justin Fox, Sahuarita


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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