It was an exciting weekend for Verde Valley wrestling, as six area athletes are heading to state.
Chino Valley High School’s wrestling team finished fourth and Prescott placed fifth at the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s (AIA) Division III, Section IV Tournament Saturday. Held at Payson High School, the event saw some of the region’s most talented wrestlers give it their all as they fought for a ticket to state.
The following wrestlers placed for Chino Valley:
- 120 pounds – Wade Payne placed third.
- 126 pounds – Cody Jasper placed third.
- 138 pounds – J.C. Mortensen placed fourth.
- 145 pounds – Kyle Lund placed third.
- 160 pounds – Keller Rock won a sectional title.
- 182 pounds – Tyler Plumb placed fourth.
Prescott also had several wrestlers move on to state, including:
- 120 pounds – Colton Tomitz placed second.
- 126 pounds – Lincoln Eby placed fourth.
- 152 pounds – Koby Coates placed second.
- Heavyweight – Gavin Nelson placed second.
170-pound Parker Hines placed fourth for Bradshaw Mountain, while Daniel Medevielle came in third at 182 pounds.
The division I, II, III and IV state wrestling tournaments will be held at the Prescott Valley Event Center Thursday through Saturday.