Sunnyside High School sophomore Sergio Vega capped a dominant 7-0 run through the 126-pound division of the regionally-prominent Reno Tournament of Champions with a championship victory Saturday night over Jacob Carson of Pleasant Grove (Utah) High School.
Vega beat Carson by an 8-4 decision at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev.
The victory followed six previous wins, five by fall and one by technical fall.
A son of former Sunnyside state champion wrestler Danny Vega, Sergio is coming off an unbeaten season (40-0) en route to a state championship at 113 pounds last season.
Sunnyside’s Audrey Jimenez, a world-class female wrestler, won her first three matches in the 106-pound class against male competition before losing in the quarterfinals.
Finishes with local wrestlers:
120 pounds: Sunnyside’s James Williams-Armstrong finished fourth.
126: Sunnyside’s Sergio Vega, champion.
132: Sunnyside’s Carlitos Stanton, fifth.
144: Sahuarita’s Gabriel Gallardo, eighth.
157: Sahuarita’s Julian Prieto, eighth.
165: Sunnyside’s Mike Avelar, fourth.
285: Sunnyside’s Mateo Armendariz, fifth, and Sunnyside’s Luke Almaguer, eighth.