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Wrestlers place in Mile High Challenge

Photo courtesy of Brophy Wrestling — The Varisty wrestling team traveled to the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley. Keenan Woodburn ’15 (pictured) took home 4th place at the event.

By Chase Bayless ’15

The wrestling team competed in the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley over the weekend of Jan. 2, and finished with multiple wrestlers medaling.

The team, led by head coach Mr. Jose Leyba, filled 11 of the 14 weight classes for the weekend tournament, which featured top programs throughout the state.

Keenan Woodburn ’15, competing in the 115 pound weight class, placed the highest among Brophy wrestlers with a fourth place medal.

The next best finish went to Anthony Brady ’16, who finished with a sixth place medal.

After dropping from the heavyweight class down to 222 pounds, Kevin Mead ’15 had multiple victories.

Ethan Lee ’15, Josh Beram ’16, Christian Sulit ’16, Hunter Talbo ’16 and Luke Jacobs ’18 all also came away with victories at the event.

With five and a half weeks left in the season, Mr. Leyba said in an email the Broncos are looking forward to state sectionals and the state championship, which take place Feb. 7 and Feb. 12-14, respectively.