TUCSON - Love the Caballero.
It just might be the most cherished prize on all of Arizona wrestling. Chances are the who ever wins one will have defeated a tougher bracket at the state tournament.
So that is why I have made my annual trip to the Flowing Wells Invitational. Those 14 individual champions will have definitely earned their title and the Caballero that comes with it.
Last I heard, Chandler and Ironwood Ridge were at the top of the team standings before today's semifinals action.
Leaving my daughter's birthday party and heading down to Tucson now. I hope to get the blog up by 4 p.m. with the finals starting at 6 p.m.
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A bout card was marked wrong earlier - Morales of Cibola beat Dixie of Desert Vista, 4-3 for third at at 170. It was marked the opposite on the bout card
Outstanding wrestler goes to Dante Patrick (unless there is a mad rush of votes at the end)
HVY - Patrick Joseph , HAMILTON 8- 3 vs. Andrade Austin , AMPHITHEATER 38- 0
Austin with the takedown and pin at 39 seconds
220 -Cedric Gonzalez , SUNNYSIDE 18- 0 vs. Jared Humphries , BASHA 19- 5
Sorry doing some interviews
catching up, Gonzalez is up 7-2 with 1:30 left in second
7-2 after two, Humphries nearly had two at the buzzer... blood time for Gonzalez
Humphries down to start third, escapes to make 7-3
195 - Alex Burgoyne , HAMILTON 16- 3 vs. Adam Pavlenko , MARCOS de NIZA 30- 1
Burgoyne gets takedown, Pavlenko escapes
2-1 after one
Burgoyne down to start second
escapes, 3-1 lead
little action,, both gassed
Pavlenko down to start the third
He takes several shots, gets to the leg but cant finish
stalling on burgoyne
stallikng pentalty on Burgoyne 3-3
Pavlenko a double on the edge with 10 seconds left
5-3 pavlenko with the win
182 - Christian Allen , HIGHLAND AZ 26- 0 vs. Trevon Beauford , EAGLE CREST 18- 3
Allen gets a takedown against the kid from Colorado (ranked 14th in the state)
Then uses a power, and I mean power, half for backs for 4-0
hits a tilt and then an arm bar for 7-0 lead
Neurtal to start the second
Double leg pushes it to 9-0
Another arm bar ends it at 3:15
170 - Scott Freibaum , MARANA 4- 0 vs. Garrett Ryan , HORIZON 36- 1
Ryan with a quick power double, goes for crossface cradle, doesmt get it. Comes back with nearside cradle for 3 backs
Locks up another cradle for pin in 52 seconds
160 - Adam Bingham , IRONWOOD RIDGE 28- 9 dec. Dante Patrick , DESERT MOUNTAIN 10- 1
Patrick gets a quick takedown
Escape by Bingham with 45 seconds, Patrick comes right back with a double leg for 4-01 lead with 23 seconds left
Patrick down to start second, gets an escape on a roll that nearly could have been 5 point move but ref said out of bounds. crowd reaction may have led to giving the 1 point escape
anyway 5-1 patrick
He is is looking slick, quick duck under for 7-1 lead
Patrick down to start the third
Escape, strong double. Definitely looks sharp and not like someone who has only 12 matches
Big time back points, for 15-2 lead
and that's the way it ends
152 -Matt Filbert , IRONWOOD RIDGE 27- 2 vs. Jason Landrum , CORONA DEL SOL 28- 6
Landrum with the takedown to start
restart at 3:32
Filbert escapes, takes a deep shot, but Landrum hips in and gets the takedown for a 4-1 lead after one
Landrum takes neutral
Filbert gets in deep and cloeses within 4-3, then gets three backs on a tilt
6-4 lead for Filbert
restart at :45, Landrun reverses at 24 seconds but called for pushing Filbert off the mat
7-6 Filbert with 18 left
Landrum nearly gets two on the edge, good call by ref
7-6 to start third, Flbert down and escapes, takes quick shot, gets in two deep.
Weird exchange... Filbert had ankle on the edge with LKandreum called for stalling
8-6 lead, Landrum with takedown (8-8), But Filbert reverses and gets back points with 15 seconds left
some crazy exchanges there best match by far
145 - Bryant Wood , HORIZON 34- 0 vs. Seth Monty , MESA MT. VIEW 28- 2
Hoping this one brings some life to this crowd because it has been pretty dead. Maybe the Sunnyside factor has something to do with it.
No chance of winning so crowd isn't rooting against them
Monty presuring the head, Wood takes a couple of shots
Monty takes a hurried shot, snap down and takedown by Woods for 2-0 lead
Monty almost scores on granby
2-0 after one, Monty takes down
Stalling on Monty
Stalling Wood :48
Another granby attempt at the end to no avail my monty
Wood down to start the third
Monty throws in the legs, Woods crawls off the mat
restart at 1:20
restart at :56
Monty seems content on trying to turn him, needs to kicks him out...
stalling on Wood one point, as he escapes
3-1 with 12
Monty tries Gator roll to no avail gives up takedown
138 - Daniel Cartagena , CORONA DEL SOL 33- 0 vs. Andres Piedra , SUNNYSIDE 29- 1
Handing fighting, stalling on Piedra at :38
Cartegena with a deep single, Piedra fights it off at the buzzer
0-0 after one
Cartagenga down to start the second, escape for 1-0 lead
More hand fighting, trying to get inside control, slapping at nthe end
Stalling on Cartegena just before Piedra gets the takedown with 5 seconds left
Piedra takes down to start third
Piedra escapes at 1:40 for 3-1 advantage
restart at 1:16
Moraga in deep, Cartagena tries desperate moves but Moraga drops hits for takedown for 5-1 lead
and the win
132 - Raul Moraga , SUNNYSIDE 28- 1 vs. Jesse Morales , MARCOS de NIZA 25- 5
Moralez with the intial takedown, with a dump
2-0 after one
Neutral to start second
Stalling on Morales 33 seconds
Stalling on Moraga at 13 seconds
2-0 Morales after two
Moraga takes down to start third
Moraga gets escape at 53 seconds
Stalemate at 21 seconds
Moraga trying to score but Morales does enough to fend him off, could have been in with stalling possibly to tie it up but not so blatant the crowd was going nuts or anything
Not sure if it is because of Brady's abscence or what but a lack of engery with the crowd. Matches havent been all that exciting either
126 - Octavio Penunuri , MESA MT. VIEW 29- 3 vs. Trevor Wilson , IRONWOOD RIDGE 11- 1
Wilson gets the takedown on the edge at 1:11
2-0 after one
Wilson takes down
Stands, up but Pennuri drops to a single and lifts him back to the mat
Penunuri throws in the legs but matched stopped for potentially dangerous when Wilson gets to all fours
3-0 after two
Neutral to start the third
Wilson hits a single for 5-0 lead
Riding him out, down to 20 seconds
William Maxson , HORIZON 33- 4 vs. Trey Andrews , SAFFORD 45- 1
Andrews with an easy and smooth takedown, throws in boots. potentially dangerous on the guillotine
2-1 after one
Andrews defers, Maxson takes down
Andrews throws in the legs again, elbow in the back,... another potential dangerous
Stalling on Maxson
Finally scores on the legs with the guillotine, for a 6-1 lead after two
Neurtral to start the third
Andrews sccores on a scramble after he dropped down to a single and Maxson threw in a whizzer
Rides him out for the 8-1 win
Ryan Felipe , THUNDERBIRD 28- 0 vs. Travis Matt , HORIZON 36- 1
A lot hand figthing going on so far
Felipe gets the initial takedown with a wild single that had Matt leapfrogging away but Felipe caught the ankle for the two
Escape Matt, takedown Felipe
4-1 after one
Matt takes down
Escape at 1:26 to close within 4-2
A lot of action but no scoring
4-2 after two
Felipe takes down
he escapes, and gets the takedown for a 7-2 lead
Escape Matt at 1:13
Matt nearly gets a takedown on the edge, but called out of bounds
stalling on Felope with :37 left leading 7-3
Another stalling at 17 for 7-4
and thats the way it ends
Juaqin Olivas , SUNNYSIDE 30- 1 vs. ALVARO GALLEGO , PUEBLO 33- 0.
Gallego with takedown on the edge; Olivas with a reveral,
3-2 at the end of 1
Olivas takes down
No scoring through first 30 seconds
Stalling on Gallego at 58 seconds
Olivas nearly gets a reversal, but Gallego kept scrambling
Escape with 15 seconds
3-3 after two periods
Gallego takes down
Reveral at 1:24 on a sitout, high leg over
Gallego throws in the legs with 1:00 left leading 5-3
Rides him out for the 5-3 win
Trey Andrews of Safford won the senior award which comes with a monetary scholarship gift
They are doing a bunch of thank yous and announcements.. Starting around 6:30 is my best guess
Wow, that Saints 49ers game is crazy. Hope the Saints didnt score too fast.
Updated team scores - Ironwood Ridge has secured the team title
1. Ironwood Ridge 167.5 with three in the finals
2. Cibola 163. 3 none in the finals
3. Sunnyside 140 4 in the finals
4. Mesa Mountian View 139 with two in the finals
5. Corona 134.5 with two in the finals
6. Chandler 128.5
7. Horizon 123
8. Desert Vista 117
9. Amphi and Hamilton 100.
A reminder to please be respectful and don't cut and paste results elsewhere.
What is the championship match most anticipated? With Brady out sick, I am going with Wood vs. Monty at 145. It was a barn burner earlier int he year as Wood won 10-9 after opening a 8-2 lead?
Coach Mejia said they got what they could get out of Dalton Brady in the first days action. But the illness caught up to him
106 – Third – Moran (Chandler) dec. Jaimes (Cibola), 4-3. Fifth - Sapien (Montwood) dec. Calderon (Mary), 12-6.
113 – . Third – Janis (Mar MtV) maj. dec. Sanchez (Mont), 10-0. Fifth – Mathers (Desert Vista) pin Martinez (Maryvale), :38.
120 – . Third – Uribe (Queen Creek) dec. Carrasco (Thunder), 5-3. Fifth – Sanchez (Cienega) by default over Brady (Chandler).
126 – . Third – Camarillo (Cibola) dec. Hernandez (Hayden), 14-8. Fifth – Miranda (Sunny) dec. Ulinarri (Hamilton), 16-10 .
132 – Third – Nunez (Cibola) dec. Walton (Corona), 4-2 . Fifth – Goettl (Mingus) dec. Nielson (Mesa MtV), 1-0.
138 – Third – Sobarzo (Desert Vista) dec. Monty (Mesa MtV), 9-4. Fifth – Moran (Chandler) dec. Moreno (Cibola), 3-0.
145 – Third – Lopez (Rio Rico) dec. Gaud (Cibola), 5-4. Fifth – Schmidt (Brophy) dec. Gomez (Willcox), 6-2.
152 –. Third – Varner (Brophy) tech. fall Darveaqux (Highland), 15-0 . Fifth – Buelna (Chandler) dec. Lightfoot (Mingus) 5-1.
160 – . Third – Huber (Mesa MtV) maj. dec. Savage (Chandler), 10-1. Fifth – Razo (Cibola) pin Pugh (Thunder), 2:37.
170 – Third – Morales (Cibola) dec. Dixie (Desert Vista), 4-3. Fifth – Alvarado (Chandler) dec. Moore (Queen Creek), 8-3.
182 – Third – Andresen (Hamilton) dec. Robles (Sahuarita), 6-0. Fifth – Olson (Desert Mountain) by default over Ward (Safford).
195 – Third – Alvarez (Mar. MtV) pin Miller (Willcox), 4:36. Fifth – Cantelme (Boulder Creek) by default over Bambic (Desert Vista).
220 –Third – Floyd (Amphi) pin Overly (Mesa MtV), 4:56. Fifth – Garcia (Cienega) dec. Frank (Brophy), 7-3.
HVY - Third – Castro (Marcos de Niza) dec. Otuafi (Ironwood Ridge), 2-1. Fifth – Rodriguez (Corona) dec. Villegas (Sunnyside), 3-2 2 OT.
Moran won a tough match over Cibola's Jaimes 4-3 for third at 106
DV update: Four placers in Matt Mathers (120, 5th-6th place), Robert Sobarzo (138, 3rd-4th), Jimi Dixie (170, 3rd-4th) and Alex Bambic (195, 5th-6th).
Bambic (shoulder) defaulted out to sixth, Kendall Love (ankle) defaulted after first consolation match, Robbie Mathers never made the trip because of penumonia.
106 – Juaqin Olivas, SUNNYSIDE Dec Rafael Jaimes, CIBOLA, 8-6; ALVARO GALLEGO, PUEBLO Dec Tristan Moran, CHANDLER, 7-1
113 – Ryan Felipe, THUNDERBIRD Dec Luis Martinez, MARYVALE, 5-2; Travis Matt, HORIZON Dec Bailey Janis, MARANA MT. VIEW, 4-3.
120 – William Maxson, HORIZON by default Dalton Brady, CHANDLER; Trey Andrews, SAFFORD M-Dec Cristian Sanchez, CIENEGA, 12-0.
126 – Octavio Penunuri, MESA MT. VIEW Dec Sergio MIranda, SUNNYSIDE, 8-5; Trevor Willson, IRONWOOD RIDGE Fall Isaac Camarillo, CIBOLA, 3:40.
132 – Raul Moraga, SUNNYSIDE Dec Luis Nunez, CIBOLA, 5-3; Jesse Morales, MARCOS de NIZA M-Dec Hank Goettl, MINGUS, 12-2.
138 – Daniel Cartagena, CORONA DEL SOL Dec Dalton Moran, CHANDLER, 9-2; Andres Piedra, SUNNYSIDE M-Dec Blake Monty, MESA MT. VIEW, 10-2.
145 – Bryant Wood, HORIZON Dec Austin Schmidt, BROPHY PREP, 3-0; Seth Monty, MESA MT. VIEW M-Dec Anthony Gomez, WILLCOX, 11-0.
152 – Matt Filbert, IRONWOOD RIDGE Fall Marshall Varner, BROPHY PREP, 0:21; Jason Landrum, CORONA DEL SOL Fall Mason Darveaqux, HIGHLAND, 3:07.
160 – Adam Bingham, IRONWOOD RIDGE Dec Jawuan Pugh, THUNDERBIRD, 5-2; Dante Patrick, DESERT MOUNTAIN M-Dec Daniel Savage, CHANDLER, 16-3.
170 – Scott Freibaum, MARANA Fall Hayden Moore, QUEEN CREEK, 4:16; Garrett Ryan, HORIZON Fall Diego Alvarado, CHANDLER, 2:31.
182 – Christiaan Allen, HIGHLAND AZ T-Fall Seth Ward, SAFFORD; Trevon Beauford, EAGLE CREST Dec Justin Olson, DESERT MOUNTAIN, 4-2.
195 - Alex Burgoyne, HAMILTON Dec Ricky Alvarez, MARANA MT. VIEW, 7-6; Adam Pavlenko, MARCOS de NIZA Fall Ben Miller, WILLCOX, 3:58.
220 – Cedric Gonzalez, SUNNYSIDE Fall Chase Frank, BROPHY PREP, 2:10; Jared Humphries, BASHA Dec Jones Floyd, AMPHITHEATER, 4-2 OT.
HVY – Patrick Joseph, HAMILTON Dec Richard Castro, MARCOS de NIZA, 4-1 OT; Andrade Austin, AMPHITHEATER Dec Ricky Villegas, SUNNYSIDE, 8-1.
Wt. Class: 106
Juaqin Olivas , SUNNYSIDE 30- 1 vs. ALVARO GALLEGO , PUEBLO 33- 0.
Tristan Moran , CHANDLER 27- 1 vs. Rafael Jaimes , CIBOLA 12- 1.
Alex Calderon , MARYVALE 29- 8 vs. Victor Sapien , MONTWOOD 21- 8
Wt Class: 113
Ryan Felipe , THUNDERBIRD 28- 0
Travis Matt , HORIZON 36- 1
Bailey Janis , MARANA MT. VIEW 31- 1
Jonathan Sanchez , MONTWOOD 19- 4
Matthew Mathers , DESERT VISTA 13- 6
Luis Martinez , MARYVALE 30- 3
Wt Class: 120
William Maxson , HORIZON 33- 4
Trey Andrews , SAFFORD 45- 1
Fernando Carrasco , THUNDERBIRD 23- 5
Mike Uribe , QUEEN CREEK 30- 7
Cristian Sanchez , CIENEGA 24- 5
Dalton Brady , CHANDLER 20- 2
Wt Class: 126
Octavio Penunuri , MESA MT. VIEW 29- 3
Trevor Willson , IRONWOOD RIDGE 11- 1
Isaac Camarillo , CIBOLA 25- 2
Efren Hernadez , CARL HAYDEN 30- 3
Estevan Ulibarri , HAMILTON 27- 7
Sergio MIranda , SUNNYSIDE 24- 6
Wt Class: 132
Raul Moraga , SUNNYSIDE 28- 1
Jesse Morales , MARCOS de NIZA 25- 5
Zach Walton , CORONA DEL SOL 30- 7
Luis Nunez , CIBOLA 20- 3
Hank Goettl , MINGUS 18- 4
Cayman Nielson , MESA MT. VIEW 29- 5
Wt Class: 138
Daniel Cartagena , CORONA DEL SOL 33- 0
Andres Piedra , SUNNYSIDE 29- 1
Blake Monty , MESA MT. VIEW 32- 2
Robert Sobarzo , DESERT VISTA 25- 5
Pablo Moreno , CIBOLA 22- 4
Dalton Moran , CHANDLER 15- 5
Wt Class: 145
Bryant Wood , HORIZON 34- 0
Seth Monty , MESA MT. VIEW 28- 2
Pierre Gaud , CIBOLA 6- 1
Mark Lopez , RIO RICO 23- 3
Anthony Gomez , WILLCOX 43- 2
Austin Schmidt , BROPHY PREP 23- 3
Wt Class: 152
Matt Filbert , IRONWOOD RIDGE 27- 2
Jason Landrum , CORONA DEL SOL 28- 6
Mason Darveaqux , HIGHLAND AZ 24- 7
Marshall Varner , BROPHY PREP 6- 1
Curtis Buelna , CHANDLER 12- 13
Dillon Lightfoot , MINGUS 29- 7
Wt Class: 160
Adam Bingham , IRONWOOD RIDGE 28- 9
Dante Patrick , DESERT MOUNTAIN 10- 1
Daniel Savage , CHANDLER 27- 4
Grant Huber , MESA MT. VIEW 30- 4
Adam Razo , CIBOLA 5- 2
Jawuan Pugh , THUNDERBIRD 23- 7
Wt Class: 170
Scott Freibaum , MARANA 4- 0
Garrett Ryan , HORIZON 36- 1
Jimi Dixie , DESERT VISTA 27- 6
Ricardo Morales , CIBOLA 30- 5
Diego Alvarado , CHANDLER 19- 4
Hayden Moore , QUEEN CREEK 33- 6
Wt Class: 182
Christiaan Allen , HIGHLAND AZ 26- 0
Trevon Beauford , EAGLE CREST 18- 3
Derek Andresen , HAMILTON 23- 5
Jorge Robles , SAHUARITA 6- 1
Justin Olson , DESERT MOUNTAIN 18- 5
Seth Ward , SAFFORD 39- 9
Wt Class: 195
Alex Burgoyne , HAMILTON 16- 3
Adam Pavlenko , MARCOS de NIZA 30- 1
Ben Miller , WILLCOX 39- 3
Ricky Alvarez , MARANA MT. VIEW 24- 5
Alex Bambic , DESERT VISTA 28- 3
Joe Cantelme , BOULDER CREEK 32- 7
Wt Class: 220
Cedric Gonzalez , SUNNYSIDE 18- 0
Jared Humphries , BASHA 19- 5
Jones Floyd , AMPHITHEATER 37- 2
Oscar Overly , MESA MT. VIEW 30- 7
Bret Garcia , CIENEGA 23- 7
Chase Frank , BROPHY PREP 21- 5
Wt Class: 285
Patrick Joseph , HAMILTON 8- 3
Andrade Austin , AMPHITHEATER 38- 0
Tyson Otuafi , IRONWOOD RIDGE 6- 1
Richard Castro , MARCOS de NIZA 30- 4
Ricky Villegas , SUNNYSIDE 13- 6
Steven Rodriguez , CORONA DEL SOL 31- 5
Team scores before finals
1 167.50 IRONWOOD RIDGE
2 155.50 CIBOLA
3 138.00 SUNNYSIDE
4 136.00 MESA MT. VIEW
5 132.50 CORONA DEL SOL
6 123.00 HORIZON
7 120.50 CHANDLER
8 109.00 DESERT VISTA
9 98.00 HAMILTON
10 97.50 MARCOS de NIZA
11 96.00 AMPHITHEATER
12 93.50 THUNDERBIRD
13 80.00 SAFFORD
14 74.50 MARANA MT. VIEW
15 73.50 BROPHY PREP
16 73.00 MARANA
17 71.50 BASHA
18 71.00 EAGLE CREST
19 69.00 SAHUARITA
20 62.50 HIGHLAND AZ
21 60.50 MINGUS
22 59.50 BOULDER CREEK
23 58.50 DESERT MOUNTAIN
24 57.00 QUEEN CREEK
25 54.00 WILLCOX
26 45.00 CIENEGA
27 44.00 CANYON DEL ORO and MONTWOOD
29 40.50 RIO RICO
30 35.00 PUEBLO, TUCSON and SILVER CITY
33 34.00 CARL HAYDEN
34 33.00 MARYVALE
35 27.00 CENTENNIAL
36 23.00 FLOWING WELLS
37 5.00 SOCORRO
38 4.00 PARADISE VALLEY