Vols place first at Mohave multi: Lee Williams tops field, T-birds place second, River Valley comes in third
BULLHEAD CITY — The Lee Williams Volunteer wrestlers placed first out of five high schools at the Mohave multi by going 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.
“We’ve spent a lot of time in Mohave this year — it seems like,” said Volunteers head coach Dan Ondrejka about Lee Williams visiting Mohave three times in three weeks. “Everything we do leads to sectionals and this is where we want to be going into sectionals.
“Only a week away and we’re hitting the peak that we want to hit now and this is great.”
Jimmy Wayman, 152 pounds; Morgan Mazon, 106; and Hunter Surgill, 138; for the Volunteers went 5-0.
River Valley Dust Devils assistant coach Ivan Brown described how close River Valley came to going undefeated.
“We lost two matches by eight points,” said Brown about the Dust Devils, who finished 3-2 as a team. “We lost by two points (41-39) to Mohave and to Lee Williams 36-42.”
River Valley beat the Lake Havasu Knights 48-33, the Parker Broncs 54-19 and the Kingman Bulldogs in lopsided fashion.
Shawn Stice, 126; and Francisco Walema, heavyweight; each went 5-0 for River Valley. Anthony Gorrell, 182; and Seth Solano, 170; each went 4-1 for the Dust Devils.
“From going from last place last year to going to third place ... I mean the closest third place you can get,” Dust Devils head coach Zack Regan said. “I think they wrestled great.”
The second-place T-birds beat River Valley, Parker and Kingman, while losing to Lake Havasu and Lee Williams.
“They all did very well,” T-birds assistant coach Billy Swick said. Isaac Perez, 138; wrestled “very well,” and Damon Puryear, 120; wrestled “very well” — both going 3-2 for Mohave.