Yuma girls wrestlers had strong December

Yuma High School’s girls wrestlers get to enjoy the Christmas break with visions of a strong December dancing in their heads.
Yuma did have the disappointment of having its home debut last Thursday, a dual against St. Francis, Kansas, postponed due to school not being in session because of the weather conditions. (It is hoped that dual will take place after the holidays.)
However, coach Brandon Newton was able to take his crew to the 2022 Jimmy John’s NCCT in Greeley, last Friday and Saturday.
The girls finished 13th in the 54-school field with 82 points. Chatfield won the team title with 188 points. All the teams finishing above Yuma were from bigger schools.
Ashley Marshall led the way by placing third at 120 pounds. She senior won her first three matches, all by fall, including one in 36 seconds, before losing by fall in the semifinals. She rebounded for a 6-2 decision in the consolation semifinals, then earned a 6-2 decision over Severance’s Faith Vondy in the third-place match.
Chloe Smith took fourth at 110. The sophomore won her first three matches, including one in 28 seconds, to reach the semifinals. She lost in that round, but won her consolation semifinal before losing the third-place match.
Gese Sanchez placed sixth at 170 pounds. She won her first three matches to reach the semifinals, but then lost her last three to finish in sixth.
Camila Sanchez went 3-2 at 100 pounds, but did not place. Destiny Henderson went 2-2 at 130. Danika Dischner was 2-2 at 190. Peyton Hynson got one win at 110, and Sakari Shields one win at 126.. Nadia Carias wrestled at 100, Myka McDonald at 105, Kenya Arvizo at 115, Laura Estrada at 130.