Yuma girls got job done at regional

Yuma High School’s girls wrestling team got the job done at the Colorado Girls High School Wrestling Region 1, last weekend in Fort Lupton.

The Indians qualified four grapplers for the state tournament, Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School, while scoring 73.5 points to finish seventh in the 20-school field. Yuma and Akron were the only 2A schools in the regional. There is only one classification in girls wrestling, and nearly all the schools who have a team are the bigger ones.
Loveland won the team title with 170.5 points, while Poudre was second with 132, Skyview third with 118, Bennett and Fort Lupton tied for fourth with 78 each, and Thornton was sixth with 75 points.
Fatima Duran led the way for the Indians, placing third at 111 pounds. She received a bye into the quarterfinals, where she won by fall (2 minutes, 26 second) over Northridge’s Victoria Perales. Duran lost by all in the semifinals to Mead’s Kassandra Reyes. However, she bounced back to pin Skyview’s Amy Munoz in 42 seconds, then ran into Perales again, pinning her in 1:30 for third place.
Ashley Marshall made it to state by placing fourth at 105. She lost in the quarterfinals, but came back in the consolation bracket with a win by pin (4:09) over Fort Lupton’s Allison Weller, and then pulled out an exciting sudden victory in overtime against Horizon’s Katie Jacobs. That secured her a state berth as the top five qualified. She ended up getting pinned by Northglenn’s Emily Aguilar in the third-place match.

The Yuma High School girls wrestling team is pictured at the Region 1 Tournament at Fort Lupton High School, where the Indians qualified four for this week’s state tournament at Thornton High School. Pictured above are: Back row (l-r) — Abril Montes de Oca, Ximena Garcia, Mia Dischner, Eva Ruiz, Ashley Marshall and Maci Daugherty; front row (l-r) — Tiemy Montes (manager), Alejandra Barron, Fatima Duran, and Dyhlani Perez (manager). (Courtesy Photo from Facebook)

Eva Ruiz extended her season by placing fourth at 161. She won by fall (2:46) over Northglenn’s Isaura Alvarez Rios in the quarterfinals, then lost by fall (2:55) to Platte Valley’s Navea Garcia in the semifinals. She recovered in the consolation semifinals for a technical fall (16-1) over Skyview’s Melissa Armendariz. That got Ruiz into the third-place match, and secured a state berth. She lost by all in the third-place match to Northglenn’s Brianna Rodriguez.
Mia Dischner got the job done at 185 pounds by placing fourth. She won by fall (2:40) over Fort Lupton’s Nathaly Adame in the quarterfinals, then lost by fall (3:55) to Thornton’s Daysia DeHerrera in the semifinals. However, she won by fall (2:17) in the consolation semifinals over Northglenn’s Dazea Callender to get into the third-place match and also earn a state berth. She lost by fall for third place to Jahneise Rivera Alvarez.
Abril Montes de Oca earned two wins, both by fall, at 127, but needed one more to qualify for state. Maci Daugherty picked up one win at 100 pounds. Ximena Garcia wrestled at 118 and Alejandra Barron at 136.