Mountain View wrestling takes runner-up at state - The Explorer: High School Sports

Mountain View wrestling takes runner-up at state

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:00 am

Even when things looked grim, the Mountain View wrestling team never gave up en route to a runner-up finish in the D-II state tournament. 

The Mountain Lions, who finished the season with a 26-2 dual meet record, trailed by 25 points heading into the final two rounds of the D-II Section II tournament before winning a critical match over Cienega High School, and ultimately winning the sectional tournament by 43 points.

Leading the way were Ryan Henkel (113 pounds), Trey Waltz (126 pounds), and Adrian Torres (152 pounds), who each won section titles at their respective weights. 

With the win, the resilient Mountain Lions qualified 12 out of 14 wrestlers for the state tournament, which took place a week later at Tim’s Toyota Arena in Prescott Valley.

The Mountain Lions split the runner-up honor after tying Cienega at 100.5 points each. Yuma Cibola won the title with 169 points. Mountain View had six wrestlers win all-state honors, to include: Camden Garcia – fifth place at 120 lbs., Trey Waltz – second Place at 126 pounds, Tyler Werch at 138 pounds, Adrian Torres – fourth at 152 pounds, Jake Wareham – fifth at 160 pounds, and John Reynolds – fourth at 220 pounds.

The Mountain Lions’ coaching staff credits the team’s success to the dedication, discipline, and team unity that the team possessed during the off-season and regular season. 

“They just never gave up,” said head coach Paul Ponce. “When things looked tough for them, they just kept on going. I’m really proud of our guys this year.”

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Kino College

Kino CollegeEnroll today: http://www.kinocollege.com/

Scoreboard/Schedule

Wednesday's Results

Girls Volleyball

Catalina Foothills 3, Tucson 0

Tucson 3, CDO 0

Pusch Ridge 3, Sahuarita 1

Marana 3, Walden Grove 0

Sahuaro 3, Mountain View 0

Boys Cross Country

Catalina Foothills 29, Empire 38, Flowing Wells 60

Pueblo 27, Sahuaro 47, Ironwood Ridge 49

Girls Cross Country

Catalina Foothills 20, Flowing Wells 48, Empire 69

Sahuaro 21, Ironwood Ridge 34, Pueblo DNS

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills 151, Marana 205, Flowing Wells 222, Sunnyside DNS

Girls Golf

IRHS 177, Catalina Foothills 218, Walden Grove 262

Cienega 188, Marana 205, Desert View 225

CDO 200, Flowing Wells DNS

Saguaro 152, Mountain View 250

Varsity Football season record

Ironwood Ridge 2-1

Ironwood Ridge  vs. CDO

Canyon Del Oro 2-0

Canyon Del Oro  at Ironwood Ridge

Marana High School 1-1

Poston Buttte at Marana

Mountain View High School 1-1

Mountain View at Mesquite

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy  1-1

Pusch Ridge  vs. Scottsdale Christian

Catalina Foothills 2-0

Cienega at Catalina Foothills 

Northwest Football Week 6

Football coaches from Ironwood Ridge, Canyon Del Oro, Mountain View, Marana and Pusch Ridge re...

Northwest Football Week 5

Football coaches from Ironwood Ridge, Canyon Del Oro, Mountain View, Marana and Pusch Ridge react...

Football Preview E-Edition

Follow us on Facebook