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Sunnyside wrestler Audrey Jimenez first girl to win sectional title involving boys in Arizona

World-class wrestler Audrey Jimenez continues to make history (Jimenez photo)

Sunnyside senior Audrey Jimenez continued her pioneer ways Saturday when it comes to female wrestling in Tucson and Arizona.

Jimenez, the first individual state champion from the Tucson-area as a freshman in 2021 before repeating in 2022 ane 2023, became the state’s first girl to win a sectional title involving competition with boys.

The 106-pound champion, Jimenez was part of Sunnyside’s AIA Division I, Section I championship team that competed at Chandler High School.

The final team standings (top five and then Southern Arizona schools listed):

1Sunnyside 14312.0
4Boulder Creek11110.5

1st Place – Audrey Jimenez of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Grant Cash of Marana
3rd Place – Steven Valdivia of Red Mountain
4th Place – Gavin Phillips of Boulder Creek
1st Place Match
Audrey Jimenez (Sunnyside) 8-0, Sr., over Grant Cash (Marana) 44-7, So. (MD 10-1)
3rd Place Match
Steven Valdivia (Red Mountain) 21-9, So. over Gavin Phillips (Boulder Creek) 20-19, Fr. (Fall 0:47)

1st Place – William Moore of Marana
2nd Place – Alex Ortiz of Boulder Creek
3rd Place – Jerry Nguyen of Chandler
4th Place – Francisco Miranda of Sunnyside
1st Place Match
William Moore (Marana) 57-0, Sr. over Alex Ortiz (Boulder Creek) 39-13, Jr. (Fall 1:27)
3rd Place Match
Jerry Nguyen (Chandler) 15-9, Fr. over Francisco Miranda (Sunnyside) 2-2, So. (For.)

1st Place – Christopher Lopez of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Richard Romero of Marana
3rd Place – Henry Ofeciar of Tucson
4th Place – Hayden Goldsmith of Boulder Creek
1st Place Match
Christopher Lopez (Sunnyside) 16-8, Jr. over Richard Romero (Marana) 52-9, Jr. (Dec 5-2)
3rd Place Match
Henry Ofeciar (Tucson) 37-12, So. over Hayden Goldsmith (Boulder Creek) 37-11, Jr. (MD 10-2)

1st Place – Sean Archuleta of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Samuel Smith of Chandler
3rd Place – Isaac Moore of Marana
4th Place – Levi McLaws of Highland
1st Place Match
Sean Archuleta (Sunnyside) 25-5, Sr. over Samuel Smith (Chandler) 24-1, Jr. (Fall 2:34)
3rd Place Match
Isaac Moore (Marana) 46-7, So. over Levi McLaws (Highland) 20-7, Sr. (MD 10-0)

1st Place – Aaron Callirgos of Highland
2nd Place – Owen Proper of Marana
3rd Place – Carmine Cruz of Sunnyside
4th Place – Thomas Lundberg of Boulder Creek
1st Place Match
Aaron Callirgos (Highland) 20-0, Jr. over Owen Proper (Marana) 57-2, So. (Dec 8-2)
3rd Place Match
Carmine Cruz (Sunnyside) 21-8, Fr. over Thomas Lundberg (Boulder Creek) 37-12, Sr. (Dec 6-1)

1st Place – Travis Cardenas of Chandler
2nd Place – Adyn Bostick of Sunnyside
3rd Place – Rafael Rodriguez of Queen Creek
4th Place – Danny Valdivia of Red Mountain
1st Place Match
Travis Cardenas (Chandler) 30-5, So. over Adyn Bostick (Sunnyside) 24-3, Jr. (Dec 7-2)
3rd Place Match
Rafael Rodriguez (Queen Creek) 26-6, Fr. over Danny Valdivia (Red Mountain) 23-16, Sr. (Fall 2:17)

1st Place – Sergio Vega of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Dylan Brown of Marana
3rd Place – Stephen Gerlach of Red Mountain
4th Place – Nathaniel Brady of Boulder Creek
1st Place Match
Sergio Vega (Sunnyside) 29-1, Jr. over Dylan Brown (Marana) 45-5, Sr. (Fall 5:06)
3rd Place Match
Stephen Gerlach (Red Mountain) 33-7, Jr. over Nathaniel Brady (Boulder Creek) 33-15, Sr. (Fall 2:13)

1st Place – Carlos Stanton of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Andin Wolfley of Highland
3rd Place – Chris Frost of Marana
4th Place – Ike Jones of Boulder Creek
1st Place Match
Carlos Stanton (Sunnyside) 27-1, Jr. over Andin Wolfley (Highland) 23-7, Sr. (Fall 3:08)
3rd Place Match
Chris Frost (Marana) 43-14, Jr. over Ike Jones (Boulder Creek) 26-21, Jr. (MD 18-7)

1st Place – Victor Gonzalez of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Beau Shepherd of Queen Creek
3rd Place – Dominic Barela of Tucson
4th Place – Christopher Castaneda of Red Mountain
1st Place Match
Victor Gonzalez (Sunnyside) 23-8, Sr. over Beau Shepherd (Queen Creek) 15-2, Sr. (Dec 7-2)
3rd Place Match
Dominic Barela (Tucson) 20-19, Sr. over Christopher Castaneda (Red Mountain) 16-5, Sr. (Dec 12-5)

1st Place – Nicholas Piña of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Lane Sarager of Highland
3rd Place – Michael Hayes of Queen Creek
4th Place – Caleb Harris of Tucson
1st Place Match
Nicholas Piña (Sunnyside) 29-3, Jr. over Lane Sarager (Highland) 21-7, Sr. (M. For.)
3rd Place Match
Michael Hayes (Queen Creek) 34-10, Jr. over Caleb Harris (Tucson) 26-21, Sr. (Fall 4:20)

1st Place – Matthew Gazda of Chandler
2nd Place – Yassael Gonzalez of Sunnyside
3rd Place – Rodolfo Santacruz of Tucson
4th Place – Ruben Fajardo of Basha
1st Place Match
Matthew Gazda (Chandler) 40-5, Jr. over Yassael Gonzalez (Sunnyside) 18-11, So. (Dec 5-1)
3rd Place Match
Rodolfo Santacruz (Tucson) 31-12, Sr. over Ruben Fajardo (Basha) 25-19, Sr. (Fall 3:48)

1st Place – Lucas Mata of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Edward Malatin of Chandler
3rd Place – Lukas Wilson of Red Mountain
4th Place – Braven Velasco of Basha
1st Place Match
Lucas Mata (Sunnyside) 26-3, So. over Edward Malatin (Chandler) 19-8, Sr. (Fall 2:47)
3rd Place Match
Lukas Wilson (Red Mountain) 14-6, Sr. over Braven Velasco (Basha) 39-8, Sr. (Fall 3:36)

1st Place – Rene Bostick of Sunnyside
2nd Place – Sebastian Silver of Basha
3rd Place – Isaac Koerner of Queen Creek
4th Place – Roman Corral of Tucson
1st Place Match
Rene Bostick (Sunnyside) 28-7, Sr. over Sebastian Silver (Basha) 31-9, Sr. (Dec 6-3)
3rd Place Match
Isaac Koerner (Queen Creek) 25-8, Sr. over Roman Corral (Tucson) 29-18, Jr. (Fall 3:57)

1st Place – Dax Monestime of Boulder Creek
2nd Place – Zayne Candelaria of Sunnyside
3rd Place – Preston Shorter of Chandler
4th Place – Joseph Jimenez of Maricopa
1st Place Match
Dax Monestime (Boulder Creek) 40-1, Sr. over Zayne Candelaria (Sunnyside) 27-4, So. (UTB 3-2)
3rd Place Match
Preston Shorter (Chandler) 41-7, So. over Joseph Jimenez (Maricopa) 24-11, Sr. (Fall 4:45)

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