Mt. Vista Jr. High’s Morris wins CJHL Wrestling Championship; five other Cougars place

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Mountain Vista Cougar Wrestling Team

 Mt. Vista Junior High eighth-grader Tommy Morris won the championship of his weight division (118) at the Central Junior High League Wrestling Championships, which took place at San Manuel Jr/Sr High School last Thursday.

  Morris was one of six Cougars who placed at the event, where MVJHS finished sixth as a team.

  Eighth-grade classmates Lucy Chavez (98) and Jakob Tafoya (133) both placed second while sixth graders Crucito Lopez (154), Chad Martinez (73) and Samico Salazar (125) placed second, fourth and fourth, respectively.

  The Cougars will travel to Prescott Valley to compete at the Arizona Junior High School Wrestling State Championships Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2020.

Andy Luberda (1149 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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