Danny Vega captured his third straight state championship on Friday night while Ironwood Ridge's wrestling won its first-ever Division I state title.
Vega cruised to a win in the 113-pound championship bout at Prescott Valley Event Center and was one of three winners for the Nighthawks, who scored 194 points to top second-place Sunnyside.
The victory gave I-Ridge its first championship since 2013 but fourth in the last six seasons; the Nighthawks won three straight championships in Division II from 2011-2013.
Sophomore Roman Bravo-Young won his second straight state crown Friday night to lead Sunnyside, which also had three individual winners and scored 171.5 points.
Here's a look at Southern Arizona wrestlers fared in the championships rounds on Friday night. Read more in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star. (Locals are in bold text):
106 pounds – Marco Rivera, Tucson, def. Vicente Loaiza, Sunnyside, 12-6.
113 pounds – Danny Vega, Ironwood Ridge def. Ray Ramirez, Mesa Red Mountain, by tech fall (15-0) 2:12.
120 pounds – Roman Bravo-Young, Sunnyside def. Rylan Evans, Mesa Mountain View, by tech fall (23-8) 4:26.
126 pounds – David Salazar III, Sunnyside, def. Paden Mason, Mesa Mountain View, 12-2.
132 pounds – Josiah Kline, Ironwood Ridge, def. Angel Laguna, Sunnyside, 7-4.
145 pounds – Cory Crooks, Anthem Boulder Creek, def. Kyle Taylor, Ironwood Ridge, 10-4.
160 pounds – James Williams, Mesa, pinned, Marco Dominguez, Ironwood Ridge (4:38).
170 pounds – Marco Frias, Sunnyside, def. Nathan Suwyn, Glendale Mountain Ridge, 11-1.
182 pounds – Jeremy Berson, Ironwood Ridge, pinned Brock Doolen, Mesa Mountain View, (4:59).
195 pounds – Chad Porter, Phoenix Desert Vista, d. David Tilley, Marana, by tech fall (18-1) 5:22.
106 pounds – Caden Perez, Peoria Sunrise Mountain, def. Javier Ortiz, Mountain View, 6-4, OT.
132 pounds – Marco Groves, Tempe McClintock, def. Constantino Murillo, Sahuaro, 16-8.
138 pounds – Trey Waltz, Mountain View, pinned Weston Milnes-Bowers, Chandler Seton Catholic (3:20).
152 pounds – Quentin Hovis, Chandler Seton Catholic, pinned Frankie Lee, Mountain View (3:55).
285 pounds – Roy Lopez, Gilbert Mesquite, d. Jerome Doss, Cholla, SV 4-4.