Halverson wins section title

Dakota Halverson (left) and Luis Alvarez celebrate their sectional performances with MHS head wrestling coach Coach Erick Fierro. Both seniors qualified for the state tournament. Submitted photo

Dakota Halverson, a senior at Maricopa High School, is Arizona’s Division II Section IV champion.

Halverson won the top spot with his performance at the sectional meet at Campo Verde High School on Saturday. He is ranked second in the state in Division II’s 285-pound class. His record this season is 41-6.

He will wrestle at the Arizona State Tournament Friday and Saturday in Prescott Valley.

And he won’t be alone.

Fellow Ram Luis Alvarez, also a senior, took second place in the 132-pound weight class on Saturday. That qualified him for state, as well. His record is 26-9 this season.

The state championships are at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

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