SMS dominates wrestling at San Manuel Invitational

Contributed Photo: Safford Middle School wrestlers took home the team title and multiple individual titles at the San Manuel Invitational.

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The Safford Middle School wrestling team came to the San Manuel Invitational and conquered the event, winning 1st-place in the overall team category while capturing the outstanding wrestler award for Kaleb Cordova and 10 individual medals.

Out of the 15 teams competing, Safford and Morenci stood at the top with 239 points and 195 points, respectively. Eloy came in third with 180 points, followed byTortolita in fourth with 160 points.

“It was a great way to start our season,” coach Phillip Ornelas said. “We had a few wrestlers underperform in the finals, but we will work on it and come back even stronger. This is an exciting bunch of wrestlers.”

Contributed Photo: The Safford Middle School wrestling team celebrates its achievement.

Individual results included:

73 lbs. Kody “No Love” Gluyas 2nd place

98 lbs. Adryon Castillo 4th place

111 lbs. Bernie Carillo 4th place

125 lbs. Janacio Rios 2nd Place

133 lbs. Braxon Young 1st place

142 lbs. Kaleb Cordova 1st Place

154 lbs. Mikey Arrellin 2nd place

154 lbs. Gary Smith 3rd place

167 lbs. Zach Smith 4th place

Heavyweight Dawson Mitchell 1st place