AJ Results from Section 2 Wrestling

Prospectors Send Four to State Division III Tournament

Apache Junction emerged from the Division III, Section 2 wrestling tournament with four wrestlers qualifying for the state tournament – Kavyn Mudd (third place, 113 pounds), Taylor Vargas (first place, 138), Gabe Marquez (fourth place, 170) and Ethan Wright (second place, 195).

State tournament results (Feb. 8-10) for the Prospectors will be in the Feb. 19 print edition of The News.

APACHE JUNCTION RESULTS FROM  SEC. 2 TOURNAMENT at FLORENCE, Feb. 3

113 – Kavyn Mudd (26-16): Quarterfinal – def. Zach Martinez, Marcos de Niza, 15-8; Semifinal – pinned by Dominic Russo, Thunderbird, 2:50; Consolation semi – def. Elijah Foster, Moon Valley, MD 13-0; Third Place – pinned Zach Martinez, Marcos de Niza, 2:29.

126 – Joseantonio DeSantiago (24-20): Round 1 – bye; Quarterfinal – pinned by Jordan Holcomb, Florence, 1:21; Consolation Round 2 – lost to Tanner Van Horn, Greenway, 6-2.

132 – Wyatt Farrar (11-16): Quarterfinal – pinned by Corbin Nelson, Combs, 1:42; Consolation Round 1 – pinned by Loren Garcia, Cortez, 3:34.

138 – Taylor Vargas (45-4): Round 1 – pinned Bronc Cordova, Florence, 1:14; pinned Brandon Guevara, Coronado, :41; Semifinal – def. Heston Wahner, Greenway, TF 21-4; First Place – pinned Dalton Kenosky, Combs, 3:01.

145 – Kenneth Brunson (19-19): Round 1 – bye; Quarterfinal – pinned by Zack Walker, 2:23; Consolation Round 1 – pinned Rylee Bruce, Moon Valley, 2:05; Consolation semis – pinned by Julian Rodriguez, Casa Grande Union, 1:59.

152 – Nathan Munoz (20-20): Round 1 – def. Josh McCambly, ALA-Queen Creek, 7-4; Quarterfinal – pinned by Jose Figueroa, Marcos de Niza, 3:11; Consolation Round 2 – bye; Consolation Round 3 – lost to Matthew Reyes, Thunderbird, 11-5.

160 – Robert Adams (29-15): Round 1 – def. Trevin Perdue, Thunderbird, MD 15-6; Quarterfinal – def. Jacob Morgan, Greenway, 8-6; Semifinal – pinned by Alex Torres, Marcos de Niza, 2:41; Consolation semis – pinned by Hunter Call, ALA-Queen Creek, 4:25.

170 – Gabe Marquez (37-14): Round 1 – bye; Quarterfinal – def. Ethan Lizarraga, Greenway, 7-5; Semifinal – pinned by Nolan Susel, 1:04; Consolation semis – def. Jon Taunima, Combs, 5-2; Third Place – pinned by Mark Dietze, ALA-Queen Creek, 4:21.

182 – Preston Lindstrom (27-19): Round 1 – bye; Quarterfinal – lost to Matt Simmons, Greenway, 13-9; Consolation Round 2 – bye; Consolation Round 3 – pinned Brayden Todd, Combs, 2:13; Consolation semis – lost to Hunter Moon, ALA-Queen Creek, MD 12-3.

195 – Ethan Wright (42-8): Round 1 – bye; Quarterfinal – def. Elias Torrecillas, Greenway, TF (4:49) 17-1; Semifinal – pinned Devin Montgomery, Combs, 5:23; First Place – pinned by Eric Mickelson, Thunderbird, 3:41.

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