Luke Jacobs Steals the Show in Prescott. Val Hernandez, Anthony Brady Also Turn in Impressive Performances
The Brophy Broncos traveled to Prescott this weekend to compete in the Mile High Challenge, a tournament comprised of thirty-two teams from five states (including out-of-state foes from Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas). Every student-athlete wrestled well, but five grapplers came home with medals. They are:
· Elijah Lee, who placed sixth at 106-pounds. Lee had an extremely tough weight class with state champions hailing from several different states competing in it.
· Luke Jacobs, who went made the finals and finished as the runner-up in the 113-pound weight class. Jacobs is becoming a leader, in the state, in this lightweight division. His runner-up finish here and his runner-up finish at the Liberty Classic supports this notion.
· Val Hernandez, who weathered a quarterfinal upset to take fourth place at 120-pounds. Val is known for his chain wrestling, and that’s what he did this weekend in Prescott to earn fourth place.
· Christian Sulit, who utilized his impressive throws to pin several opponents. He placed sixth at 132-pounds.
· Anthony Brady, perhaps the most fluid Bronco, had a very impressive tournament finishing fourth at 138-pounds. Brady used mixed-direction steps to win several bouts in the mountains this weekend.
In addition, Josh Beram, Hunter Talbo, Gabe dela Rocha, Jacob Robles, Sebastian Espinosa, Brogan Smith, and Brian Olmedo wrestled tough and are primed for the next tournament, which takes place on January 15 and 16 at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson.