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Two Lady T-birds place 1st at section

January 27, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — The Lady T-birds returned Saturday to Bullhead City from Shadow Ridge High School in Phoenix with a team title and two individual ones after wrestling at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I, Section V tournament — featuring 30 high school teams.

Jazmine Lobato, 135 pounds; and Rayna Anaya, 185; each won individual titles for the T-birds.

Tiffany Salahub, 130; placed second. Angelina Rediger, 110; and Carlye MacPherson, 101; each came in third.

“Our season has been a whirlwind of excitement,” said T-birds head coach Kory Burgess by text message. “We have competed in four tournaments this year, placing first in three of them and second in one.

“The ladies have put in the work and are reaping the rewards of their efforts.”

The T-birds are competing in the AIA’s inauguaral season for girls team wrestling.

“The AIA did a great job in dividing up the teams statewide to give great pools of competition.” Burgess said.

Mohave assistant coach Billy Swick complimented the Lady T-birds.

“They did amazing all year,” Swick said. “We have five girls going to state.”

NEXT UP: The Lady T-birds will be competing on Feb. 8 at the Prescott Event Center at the Division I AIA Wrestling State Championships.

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