Girl grapplers in big meet in Greeley

Yuma High School’s girls wrestlers will wrap up December at a huge tournament on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Friday and Saturday.

The Indians will be competing in the Northern Colorado Christmas Wrestling Tournament in the Bank of Colorado Arena.
It features such a big field, including a boys and a girls tournament, there will be a few rounds on Friday, before the tourney closes out with a full day of action on Saturday. There are 32 teams in the girls field.
The Indians competed in the Grizzly Invitational at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs, last Saturday. They finished seventh in the 25-school field with 56 points.
Pomona won the team title with 117 points, while Chatfield had 111, Douglas County 73, Mountain Vista 66, and Doherty and Poudre tied for fifth with 63 each.
Yuma took 11 wrestlers to the tourney, including two in the JV bracket.
Mia Dischner led the way by placing second at 185 pounds. The senior won three straight matches — a pin in 1 minute, 21 seconds over Lamar’s Brecklyn Herrera, a 6-4 decision over Arabella Quitanilla of Fountain-Fort Carson in the quarterfinals, and a 58-second pin of Mountain Vista’s Katie Macfarland in the semifinals. Dischner ran into Mountain Vista’s Lauren DiPasquale in the championship, losing by fall in the first period.
Ashley Marshall placed fourth at 11. She won her first two matches, by fall over Jessica Farmer of Coronado and by 8-5 decision over Woodland Park’s Arial Johns, to reach the semifinals. She lost by a third-period fall in that round, but won a consolation match over Farmer before losing the third-place match by a 6-2 decision.
Abril Montes de Oca won three matches in the consolation bracket, two by fall and one by major decision, to reach the third-place match at 147. She lost an 8-4 decision to Chatfield’s Camryn Scott to finish fourth.
Destiny Henderson went 2-2 at 136 but did not place. Chloe Smith won one match at 105, Maci Daugherty one win at 118, and Nadia Carias wrestled at 100, Ximena Garcia at 127, and Natalia Serrano 185.
In the JV bracket, Camila Sanchez placed second at 105. She won her first two matches by fall before losing by fall in the championship match.
Tera Leifheit won two matches by fall in the consolation round at 127 JV before losing by fall in the third place match to finish fourth.