Verville takes 55-1 record to state; other wrestlers in city look to shine

Lee Williams wrestler Nic Verville is 55-1 on the season and looking for his first state championship when he takes on the Division III field today and Friday in Prescott Valley.

Photo by JT Keith.

Lee Williams wrestler Nic Verville is 55-1 on the season and looking for his first state championship when he takes on the Division III field today and Friday in Prescott Valley.

KINGMAN – Kingman High School wrestler Ramon Chavez (28-6) seeks to win a state title at 145 pounds. Chavez placed second this past weekend at the AIA Div 3 Section 3 tournament, losing to Shadow Mountain’s Jacbo Trash by a majority decision. If he is able to win at state he will be Kingman’s first wrestler to win a state title since 1986.

Lee Williams had four wrestlers qualify for this past weekend’s AIA Div 3 Section 3 state tournament.

Volunteers freshman Jimmy Wayman takes a 45-7 record on the season to state, and finished second in the tournament at Youngkers, losing to 126-pound champion Micho Cordero by a major decision.

Senior Nic Verville has a 55-1 record and took first place in the 132-pound weight class with a major decision over Joe Herrera. Verville has to be the favorite today.

Dylan Shaffer (39-16) finished fourth at 160-pounds defeating Ethan Lizarraga of Sunrise Mountain by decision for third place.

Edmond Ashton (46-8), took second place in the 220-pound division, losing to Ethan Macias of Peoria by decision.

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