Sahuarita State Champion Gabriel Howard to Wrestle for Briar Cliff

Gabriel Howard (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Gabriel Howard brought home the Division III state championship in the 132-pound weight class last year and he finished the season with a 47-1 record for a 142-37 career mark.

Briar Cliff is an NAIA institution located in Sioux City, Iowa.  Former Mesa Mountain View standouts Jonathan Garcia and Ben Peters are on the current roster.


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 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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