Senior Ram Wrestlers stand with parents and mentors as they are honored during their last ever home meet at MHS. (Pictured from left to right) Devin Liu, Joey Liu, Kevin McDill Sr. Kevin McDill Jr. Vanessa McDill, Jonathan Perez and assistant coach Carlos Villa. Photo by Mason Callejas

The Maricopa High School wrestling team hosted its final meet of the regular season Thursday, winning two of three matches while also pausing to recognize the team’s seniors.

With a 48-18 win over Vista Grande, a 37-29 win over Coolidge and a one-point loss to Santa Cruz (31-30), Ram wrestlers capped off their regular season with vigor.

During a match intermission, senior wrestlers were honored with the spotlight and recognized with their parents and mentors at their final home meet.

Kevin McDill (126 pounds) stood with his father Kevin Sr. and mother Vanessa. Devin Liu (152 pounds) was joined by his mother Joey, and Jonathan Perez (160 pounds) was recognized with  his with coach and mentor, Carlos Villa, at the ceremony.

Head Coach Eric Fierro said he is not discouraged by the lack of seniority on this year’s squad. In fact, he said, it bodes well for the future to have so many young wrestlers to work with and start developing early. 

MHS wrestlers will compete in the Section II tournament in Florence Feb. 3. The top four wrestlers in each weight class in the section will advance to the state tournament Feb. 8-10 in Prescott.


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