CDO’s Luke Mile High Challenge Most Outstanding Wrestler; Marana boys & girls win team titles

CDO’s Kayden Luke, part of the Dorados’ state champion football after leading the state in rushing, is taking home trophies for the Mile High Challenge individual title and Most Outstanding Wrestler honor (Luke photo)

On the day the Arizona Bowl honored Canyon del Oro’s Kayden Luke as the Player of the Year in Southern Arizona high school football, the senior earned the Mile High Challenge Most Outstanding Wrestler honor Saturday night after achieving the 215-pound title.

Luke, who is 59-0 with a state title at 215 pounds the last two years, went 5-0 — all wins by fall — in the Mile High Challenge at Prescott.

He capped the weekend pinning Bo Hall of Gilbert Perry High School in 2:51 in the championship match.

Marana’s boys wrestling team, behind William Moore’s championship at 113 pounds and 13 other Tigers who scored, captured the team title with 201 points. Moore, 31-0 this season, was selected one of the outstanding wrestlers of the event.

Morenci was second with 191.5 points and Walden Grove was third at 179.

The Marana girls team took home a championship as well finishing with 157 points with Basha next at 132 and Poston Butte third with 131. CDO finished fourth 124 points.

Marana did not have an individual champion but the Tigers had 10 wrestlers who scored.

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113 — Marana’s William Moore (31-0) won by fall in 1:39 over Angelo Martinez (22-3) of Mesquite

126 — Walden Grove’s Zachary Bates (32-0) won by fall in 1:29 over Isaac Moore (23-3) of Marana

132 — Walden Grove’s Pedro Mendoza (27-2) won by decision 1-0 over Owen Proper (30-1) of Marana

144 — Morenci’s Noah Torres (30-0) won by fall in 3:33 over Dylan Brown (21-3) of Marana

150 — Morenci’s John Provencio (29-1) won by fall in 5:23 over Curtis Chase (21-4) of Cienega

157 — Morenci’s Breck Williams (30-1) won by decision 12-5 over Hunter Hancock (16-3) of Yuma

165 — Walden Grove’s Enzo Morales (25-0) won by major decision 20-10 over Zachary Fankhanel (19-6) of Casteel

215 — CDO’s Kayden Luke (8-0) won by fall in 2:51 over Bo Hall (4-1) of Perry

285 — Mountain View’s Jacob Acedo (33-0) won by fall in 59 seconds over Joseph Jimenez (3-1) of Maricopa

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114 — Mica Mountain’s Madeline Mench (22-1) won by technical fall 1.5, 5:47 (18-2) over Jenelle Davis (12-3) of Desert Vista

132 — Tucson’s Lahtahja Cooper (8-0) won by fall in 3:28 over Amy Daer (13-4) of Marana

145 — Mountain View’s Dyani Stoddard (8-2) won by 6-0 decision over Alie Bridges (10-5) of Shadow Ridge

152 — Mountain View’s Danyale Haver (18-3) won by 6-2 decision over Allina Toliver (16-5) of Mountain Ridge

165 — Mountain View’s Lillian Gradillas-Flores (21-0) won by 7-2 decision over Arianna Mauch (19-1) of Perry

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