Spring Valley 132-pounder Andres Garcia beat the Sunrise Region champion, the Sunset runner-up and last week’s Sunset Region champion to claim his first Class 4A state championship Friday at The Orleans Arena.
Quarterback Kaden Renshaw is a star wrestler for Durango, and after claiming his first Sunset Region championship last week, he’ll enter the 152-pound bracket of the Class 4A state tournament Friday at The Orleans with one goal in mind.
Here is a look at some of the top performances for the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 3.
Here is a look at some of the top high school sports events this week.
With Cimarron holding a slight lead, Nathaniel Rodriguez scored a reversal with two seconds remaining in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and win the 132-pound region title. In the process, he secured enough team points to help the Spartans bring home the ninth region title in program history Saturday at Centennial.
On Saturday in the 138-pound championship match of the Sunrise Region meet at Las Vegas, Antonio Saldate captured his fourth consecutive region title with a 19-4 major decision over Green Valley’s David Kalayanaprapruit.
Boulder City’s Zayne Dennington trailed Vicente Pinto of Virgin Valley 3-1 with 15 seconds remaining in the championship match at 126 pounds. But Dennington managed a one-point escape, then spun and forced a takedown at the very edge of the mat with one second left to earn two points and pull out the dramatic 4-3 victory.
Jesse Jones, Chris Thornton, Reece Thornton and Jon Stewart each won individual titles Saturday and helped Pahranagat Valley’s wrestling team capture the Class 2A Southern Region championship at Laughlin.
Xzavier Maheia is fighting for third place in the Sunset Region wrestling tournament, but the results aren’t as important as why he wrestles.
Centennial’s wrestling team is second in team points after the first day of the Sunset Region meet, and will send six wrestlers to the semifinals Saturday seeking the first region championship in program history.