The Ironwood Ridge wrestling team celebrates their winning the Division 1 team title at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Wrestling Championship Friday night at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

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.