Bulldogs, Volunteers find Doc Wright tough going

Kingman places 20th, Lee Williams 27th

Kingman’s Mason Wester goes for the takedown against River Valley Jan. 12 at KHS. Wester led the Bulldogs with 19 points at the Doc Wright Invitational in Winslow this past weekend. (SHAWN BYRNE/Miner)

Kingman’s Mason Wester goes for the takedown against River Valley Jan. 12 at KHS. Wester led the Bulldogs with 19 points at the Doc Wright Invitational in Winslow this past weekend. (SHAWN BYRNE/Miner)

KINGMAN - Brandon Clor knew the 52nd Annual Doc Wright Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by Winslow High this past weekend was a step up in competition.

Both the coach's Kingman Bulldogs and the Lee Williams wrestling squad found out that sentiment was true when Kingman finished 20th with 66 points and the Vols came in 27th after scoring 40 points in the 37-team field. Morenci won the title with 210.5.

Mason Wester was the top scorer for the Bulldogs. He earned the team 19 points by finishing in sixth place in the 145-pound class, going 4-3.

Christian Barrios (113) and Ramon Chavez (138) each earned 10 points with 3-2 marks. Tanner Mahlmeister went 2-2 at 160 and Humberto Ayala went 1-2 at 220 for each to earn six points. Juan Lozano (120), Dakota Tubbs (132), Julian Nelson (170), Joshua Schreuder (182) each earned four points; getting one win apiece.

Kingman was penalized one point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Nic Verville powered Lee Williams with 24 of the team's 40 points. Verville finished second at 126 pounds with a 3-1 mark. Two of his wins were by pin, and he lost the championship match to Chino Valley's Kendall Foster by decision, 6-2. Verville has only suffered two losses this season, both to Foster.

Kensington Penny (285) added 10 points with a 3-2 record. Randy Muhr scored four points at 138 and Tiberius Williams (182) earned two.

Both teams wrestle next at Bradshaw Mountain today in Prescott Valley.

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