Wrestling: Mesa Mtn. View leads at Flowing Wells
Originally published: Jan 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
Mesa Mountain View stretched its lead Saturday afternoon (Jan. 18) and heads to the finals of the 48th annual Flowing Wells Wrestling Invitational with a 26-point lead over second-place Sunnyside in action at Flowing Wells High School.
Mountain View will have seven wrestlers competing in Saturday night's medal matches, including four who reached the finals. Barring a dismal showing this evening, Mountain View should have the title secured. It would be the first time ever Mountain View has won the tournament.
Mountain View has 211.5 points and Sunnyside rests at 185.5. Sunnyside, the defending tournament champion, has eight wrestlers still competing with three in the finals. Rounding out the top five teams are third-place Corona del Sol 172.5, Cibola 171.5 and Ironwood Ridge 149. Corona del Sol has four wrestlers in the finals. Chandler, Desert Vista and Cibola join Sunnyside with three wrestlers in title matches. Cibola has eight wrestlers competing for medals and Corona del Sol has six. In sixth through 10th-place are Desert Vista (138), Chandler (132.5), Cienega (128.5), Marana Mtn. View (117) and Tucson High (110.5)
Here are the championship bouts for Saturday evening. Action begins at 6 at Flowing Wells:
108-pounds -- Danny Vega, (IRWR) vs. Jason Ayala (Cienega); 115 -- Paden Mason (MesaMV) vs. Alex Carrillo (DVis); 122 -- Quentin Hovis, (Seton) vs. Quincy Reece (Chand); 128 -- William Olivas (SSide) vs. Marc Farina (CDS); 134 -- Luis Nunez (Cib) vs. Anthony Wokasch (QC); 140 -- Estevan Ulibarri (Chan) vs. Nico Campbell (DVis); 147 -- Rickey Miranda (SSide) vs. Jesse Nieto (Clev, NM); 154 -- Dajour Reece (Chan) vs. Blake Monty (MesaMV); 162 -- Pierra Gaud (Cib) vs. Ethan Tursini (CDS); 172 -- Vicente Guerrero (Cib) vs. Kieffer Taylor (MesaMV); 184 -- Bridger Barker (CDS) vs. Jro Byrd (BCreek); 197 -- Gabriel Gonzales (SSide) vs. Michael Clare (CDS); 222 -- Tristan Ezell, (DVis) vs. Lewis Arendall (Cent); 287 -- Jorge Felix (FW) vs. Alexis Garcia (MesaMV).
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