Cibola does well at Shark Tank, Yuma High takes third at Ironwood
Raiders looking good at Shark Tank
The Cibola wrestling team set themselves up nicely for the final day of the Shark Tank Invitational.
With more than 50 schools on hand, the Raiders will have six wrestlers going into semifinals today during the second day at Santiago High in Corona, Calif.
Carlos Gerardo (106), Andres Gandara (126), Isaac Camarillo (132), Miguel Lugo (152), Pierre Gaud (160) and Vincente Guerrero (170) are all in the semifinals for the Raiders.
“We wrestled really well,” Cibola coach Mike Jankowski said. “For us to come to California and wrestle all these schools and have six guys in the semis is great. None of the guys were seeded into the tournament, and we already knocked out three No. 1s.”
The last score Jankowski received had the Raiders with 85 1/2 points — just 1 1/2 behind Martin Luther King Jr. High's 87.
Josh Olson (113), Luis Nunez (138), Mark Cruz (145), Cisco Reyes (182) and Mark Siqueros (220) are all wrestling in the consolation bracket.
Criminals finish 3rd at Ironwood
Yuma High wrestling took third place out of 18 teams Friday at the Ironwood Tournament.
Six wrestlers finished in the top five in their respective weight classes including Abel Vargas (126) and Carlos Vargas (145) who finished fifth, Trent Haile (132) who finished fourth, Leo Salcedo (113) who finished second, while Kodi Doerr (106) and Kade Kottenbrook (138) each placed first.
This was the first time in nine years according to Yuma High wrestling coach Jeff Welsing that the team had two first-place finishers in the same tournament.