Yuma girl wrestlers had strong December

Yuma High School’s girls wrestling team closed out December with a solid showing at the Jimmy John’s NCCT on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley.

Yuma finished 17th in the 40-team field with 40 points. Chatfield won the team title with 136 points, while Loveland had 105, Discovery Canyon 102.5, Douglas County 90, and Mead 82 to round out the top five.
The Indians did not have any placers, but seven of the 11 won at least one match.
Ashley Marshall picked up three wins at 111 pounds, going 3-2 overall in the two-day tournament. She won her first two matches, both by fall, including one in 52 seconds, to advance to the quarterfinals. She lost by fall, but came back with a win by fall (2 minutes, 59 seconds) over Douglas County’s Emma Roberts. She then lost her next consolation round match to Coronado’s Jessica Farmer to end her tournament run.
Maci Daugherty went 3-2 at 118. She lost her first match by decision, but came back to win three straight in the consolation bracket. All three were by fall, over Soroco’s Mica Vasquez (1:50), Skyview’s Genesis Porras (4:30), and Legacy’s Anushka Akumala (2:47). Her run was ended with a loss by fall in the round four.
Fatima Duran made it to the semifinals at 127, but ended up not placing, going 3-2 overall. She opened with a medical forfeit, then earned a 7-1 decision over Alexis Segura of Regis Jesuit, followed by a 4-2 decision over Legacy’s Melanie Perez in the quarterfinals. Duran lost by fall in th esemifinals, then ran into Segura again in the consolation semifinals, this time losing by fall to the Regis wrestler.
Abril Montes de Oca went 2-2 at 147 pounds. Both of her wins were by fall, including one in 59 seconds over Poudre’s Maya Staires.
Chloe Smith earned one win, by fall, at 105 pounds. Ximena Garcia had one win, a 58-second pin, at 127. Destiny Henderson picked up a win by fall at 136. Nadia Carias competed at 100, Camila Sanchez at 105, Tera Leifheit at 127, and Natalia Serrano at 161.
The Indians will return to action on January 8 at the Bennett tournament.