PRESCOTT VALLEY - Hard to believe the best sports weekend of the year is already here.
And yet it is.
Only two more days of wrestling coverage until the month leading up to Fargo.
At state it is done a little different because I have to take pictures while writing stories for four publications so I am not in front of the computer as I normally would so there will be long pauses.
Be patient and I will do what I can for those that can't make it to Tim's Toyota Center.
On Friday, I will be able to do Div I and Div II first round without interruption (11:15 AM), the second round will be tougher as I go for interviews and photos.
And then the Div III and IV finals will be at 6:15 p.m.
On Saturday, I will live blog the DI and DII semifinals without interference at 10 a.m.
And then the finals are scheduled for 4 p.m., which will be hit and miss.
Log-in, comment along, ask for results, request certain matches and we will see what we can do.
Freshest take at the top.
Team standings DI heading into finals
Corona del Sol 104
Desert Vista 99
No live blog today. Thought the semis were going to run at 10 am, but not until about 11:30 and I wont be in the arena at the time.
Sorry I havent been able to do the blog... trying to do too much.
heading down for interviews. be back when I can
Nielsen gets the first takedown and lets him go
Nielsen down to start the second
Workman riding him out so far, 52 left in the second
Nielsen dinged with stalling
Neutral to start the third, 2-1 Nielsen
Workman gets the takedown on a fireman's leads 3-2 with 55 seconds
restart with 34 seconds left
Nielsen escapes and gets takedown with about 3 second for the win
Felipe leading 4-2 entering the second period, Schwiegert escapes
still 4-3 with 14 left
Felipe takes down, leading 4-3
Schewigert turns him with an arm b ar. and gets the pin
here we go.
Herder and Casillas tied at two
Herder and Casillas tied at 4
4-4 heading into third, going neutral
Stalling on Casillas
Casiallas gets a double swith 36 seconds left, but Herder quickly escapes
6-5 with 18 left when Casillas gets another Takedown for the 8-5 lead and win
Mainez up 3-0 on Anderson
Anderson escapes with a minutes left to close within 3-1, but Mainez gets takedaown and backs to go up 8-1
Mainez gets another takedown for 10-1 lead
mainexz gets another four point move for a 14-2 decison
A bit of a dealy to start the finals... wrestlers warming up
Top five team scores after two champ rounds in DI
1 Chandler 57
2 Sunnyside 56
3 Horizon 54
4 Corona and DV 53
Thats probably it for DI and DII today.... Crank back up for DIII and DIV finals
Horizon's Jeremiah Imonode trailing 3-1 with 20 seconds left in the second period against Trevor Browne's Ochoa
Imonode takes down to start the third
he escapes to take close within 3-2, second stalling warning on Ochoa ties it up at 3-3 . still neutral
OT it goes
15 seconds left and still 3-3
second OT on tap
4-3 entering third OT
Imondoe escapes 4-4 with 11 seconds left
4th OT Ochoa takes down and escapes in three seconds for the win
Corona's jay tucker gets a win
Boulder Creek's Cantelme gets a pin at 182
Sorry for the stoppage, just needed to catch up on the brackets before round two starts.
We are now at 182 and 195 for the most part.
DV's Tristan Ezell was trailing 4-0 in the second period when he hit an upper body toss for a pin over Dobson's Clay Rollefstad.
PInnacle's Verneesch advances with a win over Centennial's Nahrgang
I have to take a break to prepare for round 2 coverage
Be back soon
Corona's Landrum up 2-0 in the early going, now up 3-1 in the second period
Landrum's lead now 7-3 after a reversal by Cibola's Lugo but that as close as it got.
DV's Dere Allen with a quick first period pin, less than 30 seconds
Corona's Tursini leading 4-1 at the start of the second period over Brophy's schmidt
Now 6-1 heading into third period and he got the win
It has to be frustrating to wrestle Gilbert's Jared Johnson. He almost seems lackadasical.. just stays in one spot in the neutral position but then explodes for a takedown... he just played with Sunnyside's Miranda for a 12-4 win
The Monty brothers are on the mat that the same time
Blake tied at 2-2 with a minute left in the second and Seth leading 2-0 woth 10 seconds left in the first
Seth with the pin. Blake tied at 2 entering the third
Blake was on tip for the entire third period and couldnt rurn Cibola's Moreno. OT it goes
the second OT it goes, Monty on top
Monty turns him for a five count and leads 5-2 heading into third OT
Blake wins it 5-2 in 3 OTs
I might be wrong, but I think Andres Peidra pinned Chandler's Dalton Moran.
In the same quarter bracket at DI 138, DV's Sobarzo advances with an 18-5 decison almost got the tech with a tilt at the end
Highland's Done wins 8-4 at the same weight class
In DII 138 Marcos' Flores has a 8-1 lead heading into third peri
Corona's Walton leading Mtn Ridge's Soos 7-0 entering third period
Walton getting more back points, up 12-0 and gets the Ahwatukee resident gets the major decision.
at the same weight, 132 DI, Moraga with a pin
DV's Mathers with a pin over Mesa's Anaya.
SDO's Rollins pinned Mountain Pointe's Gaughan at DI 126
While DV's Jacob Woelbel is trailing 6-2 in the third period to Chandler's Devine.
Mesa's Hale and Sunnyside's Olivas wrapped up in a good one, with Hale leading 3-0 in the second period
Cibola's Camarillo with a second period pin at 126
MP's Trey Stevenson trying to make a comeback at at 120 after trailing 5-2 it is now 5-4 with 36 seconds left aaginst Valley Vista's Miguel Cruz
Stevenson tried desparation toss, but was planted on his back for 7-4 loss.
Cruz advances to take on someone named Dalton Brady
Second seeded Sanchez of Sunnyslop having a hard time with AJ's Edwards at 113. Sanchez escaped in third period for a 3-1 lead with 1:43 left
he ended up with the win, 5-1 i believe
This doesnt make up for it but Cibola's Gandara just got a pin at 113 over Millenium's Jaguire
First upset of the day really hurts those who thought Cibola had an inside track to the title as basha's Ryan Kuhn knocked off Rafael Jaimes at 106, i believe 9-4, but Kuhn definitely won
Mountain Pointe's Cody Rojas, who i think is underrated at DI 113, gets a takedown and a cradle for a quick 5-0 against Corona's Matt Churchill.
Stopped for Blood time for Rojas
Last saw Rojas was up 11-6 heading into third period.
SDO's Rich and Maryvale's Calderon locked up in a good one, 1-1, at DI 106 with 40 seconds left. Calderon on bottom, escapes with 21 seconds left.... gets a head and arm and hangs on for the win, 2-1.
In Division II, Goldwater's Vandall gets past Mar. MtV's Derrick 2-0 (i think that was the correct score)
DV's Brian Mitchell beats Chavez's Nino 4-0
Moran gets pins at DI 106
The wrestlers are taking the mats now.
Let me know of any matches you'd like me to report on by commenting on here or emailing me at JSkoda@ahwatukee.com
Only a couple more matches left in the DIII and DIV consolation semis. Looks like DI and II will be close to on time (11:15)
Just walked in and caught the team standings (but not the points) for Division III - believe this was updated before consolation semis which are going on now
3. Blue Ridge
5. Campo Verde