Yuma boys wrestlers finding their way

Yuma High School’s boys wrestling team finally gets to make an appearance in The Pit.
The grapplers will take center stage under the spotlight today, January 26, for a dual against Sedgwick County/Fleming starting at 6:30 p.m. It also is Parents’ Night.
“I’m excited for it,” coach Kyle Newton said. “It should fire up the guys, finally getting a home match. Everyone is kind of disappointed we haven’t had more duals here.”
However, the boys team will have another home appearance February 4 when it hosts The Big O Duals Tournament.
Yuma also will be in action Friday at the McCook Duals in Nebraska.
Duals at Lamar last Thursday were canceled due to school being called off due to the weather, but it might be made up Tuesday, January 31.
The Yuma boys were in action Saturday at the Northglenn Norse Invitational.
They finished 10th in the 21-school field with 91.5 points. Windsor ran away with the team title with 251.5 points, followed by Cañon City with 170. Nearly all the schools involved were well above Yuma in regards to classification.
“We’re coming along pretty good right now,” Newton said.
Yuma had four top-four placers to pace its showing in Northglenn.
Trey Stegman came close to an individual title, finishing second at 150 pounds. The junior won his first match by fall, his second by a 9-0 major decision, and his semifinal by technical fall in the third period, 17-1 over Cash Callas of Arapahoe. He wrestled tough in the final, losing an 8-3 decision to Jack Doughty of Cañon City.
Kevin Hermosillo went 4-1 while placing third at 175. The senior won his first two matches, then was pinned in his semifinal. However, he rallied with a win by fall in the consolation bracket to reach the third-place match, where he claimed an 8-2 decision Greeley Central’s Daniel Santillan.
Kallen Blach went 3-2 while placing fourth at 190. He won his first two matches by fall, the lost his semifinal by tie-breaker. He came back with an exciting sudden victory in the consolation bracket, but then lost a tough 3-1 decision in the third-place match.
Peyton Wells also took fourth at 215. He won his first match with a 23-second pin, and his second with a pin in 1:28. He lost by fall in 59 seconds in the semifinals, but got a 48 second pin in the consolation bracket before losing his third-place match.
Jiovani Perez helped the team score by winning two matches at 113. Blake Stivers got a win at 106, Tanner Himes one win at 126, Daden Beauprez one win at 157, and Zeke Martinez one win at 165. Dallas Brunk wrestled at 132.