Yuma High School’s boys wrestling team is on the road again this weekend after an encouraging start to the 2021-22 season.
The Indians will be in the Limon Tournament Saturday after placing fifth in the 20-team Chuck Annand Invitational, last Saturday in Akron. They also went 2-3 in a dual event last Friday at Greeley West High School, and had duals against Wiggins and Sterling, this past Tuesday in Wiggins.
Yuma scored 82.5 points in the Akron tourney, last Saturday. The tournament was delayed by about two hours due to broadband issues inside the field house. (Only in today’s modern world, right?)
Brush won the team title with 153 points, followed by Highland with 123.5, Eaton with 99, Resurrection Christian 90.5, then Yuma’s 82.5, which barely edged Sedgwick County/Fleming’s 82 points for fifth place.
The Indians were paced by a pair of wrestlers reaching the championship round.
Trey Stegman placed second at 145 pounds. The sophomore opened the tourney with a pin of Eaton’s Jake Hergenrenter (3:46), got a technical fall (15-0) over SC/F’s Keegan Colglazier in the quarterfinals, then pinned Brush’s Riley Tuck at the 2:50 mark in the semifinals. Stegman ran into Eaton’s Jackson Tribbett in the first-place match, losing by major decision (14-0).
Victor Perez also placed second at 195. The junior opened with a forfeit win in the quarterfinals, then quickly pinned Dayspring Christian’s Landon Bonnell at the 1:30 mark in the semifinals. He met Highland’s Ira Sittner in the championship match, getting pinned at 4:22.
Kevin Hermosillo placed third at 182. The junior opened with pins in the first round and quarterfinals. He ran into Highland’s Jack Ring in the semifinals, getting pinned in the the first round. However, he rebounded to pin Dayspring’s Cody Daharsh 222 seconds, then beat Rez Christian’s Will Reeves for the second time with a 6-1 decision in the third-place match.
Jose Ruiz went 2-2 while placing fourth at 285, both wins come in first-period pins. Kallen Blach went 3-2, including two pins and one forfeit, at 170, losing in the quarterfinals and consolation semifinals. Adrian Carranza had a 29-second pin at 120, Trevor Allen a 9-4 decision at 152, and Yahir Trejo an 8-6 decision at 160. Brian Coyle competed at 182, and Payton Wells at 220. In the JV division, Tayte Smith went 4-0, all wins by fall, to place first at 152.
Greeley West duals
Yuma opened its season last Friday by going 2-3 in the Greeley West Dual Tournament held at Northridge High School.
The Indians lost 61-18 to Eaglecrest. Hermosillo won by fall over Hunter Bird at 182, Hugo Montes won by forfeit at 138, and Stegman won by fall (1:09) over Malachi Rivers at 152.
Vista Ridge defeated Yuma, 45-36. Perez won by forfeit at 195, Ruiz by forfeit at 285, Carranza by fall (1:18) over Kael Romero at 120, and Allen by fall (1:47) over Hagan Farish at 160.
Yuma lost to Holy Family, 48-36. Ruiz won by fall (27 seconds) over Landon Hood at 285, Stegman by fall (3:34) over Dustin Pedro at 152, Trejo by fall (56 seconds) over Noah Gochenour at 160, Blach by fall (1:13) over Alexander Brandburg at 170, Hermosillo by fall (1:47) over Vicente Lopez at 182, and Perez by fall (1:10) at 195.
Yuma then defeated Greeley West, 36-33. Carranza won by fall (3:23) over Davia Urritia at 120, Brandon Lueck by forfeit at 145, Blach by forfeit at 170, Hermosillo by forfeit at 182, Perez by forfeit at 195, and Ruiz by fall (1:44) over Andre Ortiz.
The Indians finished the day with a 48-21 win over Northridge. Carranza won by forfeit at 120, Montes by forfeit at 138, Stegman by forfeit at 152, Allen by fall (48 seconds) over Michael Alva at 160, Blach by fall (1:17) over Robert Bailey at 170, Hermosillo by forfeit at 182, Perez by fall (2:55) over Dallas Dickinson at 195, and Wells by fall (23 seconds) over Diego Vallejos at 220.