By Sam Conner
The St. Johns Redskins came representing one of the smaller schools in the prestigious Doc Wright Invitational wrestling tournament in Winslow, but walked away with the team championship. St. Johns scored 220.5 points to top Prescott, which finished second with 188.5. Snowflake was third with 175.5. Coconino with 171.5 points and Mesa with 156 points completed the top five of the 28 teams from Arizona, Utah and Nevada competing.
James Martinez had the best finish of any Winslow wrestler with third place in the 152-pound class. Blaine Foster in the 106-pound class and Daniel Lopez in the 152-pound class finished sixth.
The top six wrestlers in each weight class follow in order of finish.
106 lbs., Cole Mortensen, Snowflake; Wryder Richards, Blue Ridge; Bobby Medina, Mesa; Mason Fagotti, Show Low; Dominik Perkins, San Juan; and Blane Foster, Winslow.
113 lbs., Theron Johns, Holbrook; Jacob Reyes, Valley Vista; Collin Anderson, Coconino; Jordan Roberts, Blue Ridge; Saxon Vaughan, Prescott; and Kyler Crosby, Joseph City.
120 lbs., Gabe Galaviz, Coconino; Joe Gaylor, Mogollon; Braden Granberger, Prescott; Ian Cobb, Bradshaw Mountain; Rhett Tenney, Mesa; and Levi McClellan, Holbrook.
126 lbs., Eli Frazier, St. Johns; Brett Kasprzyk, Mesa; Albert Ryan, Show Low; Colton Spurlock, Joseph City; Wyman Yellowhair, Page; and Dalton Delong, Kingman.
132 lbs., Dallyn Despain, Mogollon; Kemp Todacheenie, Page; Zane Owens, Snowflake; Anthony Fernandez, Valley Vista;
Talon Vaughan, Prescott; and Daniel Lopez, Winslow.
138 lbs., Smiley Beecroft, Mogollon; Ollie Ward, Valley Vista; Dylan Gillette, Gilbert; Riley Raykovitz, St. Johns; Cutter Gouker, Blue Ridge; and Andres Perez, Mohave.
145 lbs., Tyler Crosby, St. Johns; Clayton Solomon, Snowflake; Tim LaMastes, Prescott; Rusty Allen, Show Low; Miguel Cardenas, Mesa; and Andrew Farris, Valley Vista.
152 lbs., Julius Descheene, Page; Sherod Bride, St. Johns; James Martinez, Winslow; Lane Whipple, Snowflake; Kiefer Sites, Valley Vista; and Tristin Barth, Coconino.
160 lbs., Brock Crosby, St. Johns; Jacob Lucas, Snowflake; Jace Hardy, Winslow; Juan Lara, Gilbert; Clayton Hunt, Holbrook; and Dominic Garduno, Prescott.
170 lbs., Jerome Crowther, Coconino; Jared Anderson, St. Johns; Parker Keime, Blue Ridge; Daniel Hernandez, Prescott; Andrew Leyva, Kingman; and George Grimes, Mesa.
182 lbs., Garrett Davis, St. Johns; Zack Koehler, Prescott; Isaias Ochoa, Trevor Browne; Luke Ward, Valley Vista; Helaman Cluff, Mesa; and Nikko Ferniza, Holbrook.
195 lbs., Shem Bowman, Holbrook; Tyler Wilson, Prescott; Jacob Badger, Blue Ridge; Michael Hervis, Clark; Baylend Stephens, Mogollon; and Christian Morris, Coconino.
220 lbs., Ben Andrew, Mesa; Richie Williams, Kingman; Duane Ehrlich, Bradshaw Mountain; CJ Plumb, Holbrook; Stephan Bundy, Gilbert; and Edwin Centeno, Clark.
Heavyweight, Keyley Ellis, Gilbert; David Rupp, Prescott; Jered Krall, Coconino; Joshua Smith, Chinle; JT Bradley, Snowflake; and Robert Schrock, Mesa.
By Sam Conner