The Dumas Demonette wrestlers went to El Paso for the Montwood Duals and came away with a sixth place finish out of 16 teams over the weekend of Nov. 22-23.
The Dumas girl's No. 1 team went 4-1 on the day on Friday and the No. 2 team went 0-5. Jani Vazquez, weighing 110 lbs., went 5-0 and Gabby Guzman also went 5-0 at 119 lbs.
– Dumas wins over Horizon 54-6
– Dumas loses to Chapin 48-24.
– Dumas loses their second dual to El Paso Hanks, the six-time defending state champions
– Dumas defeats El Paso Eastlake 48-12
Elsewhere, the Dumas Junior High School wrestlers are runner-ups at the 44th Kepley Invitational.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, the DJHS wrestlers competed in the annual Kepley Invitational in Ulysses, Kansas. The White team placed second in the varsity tournament behind Scott City with Azriel Reyes, placing second in the 80 lb. bracket, and Carlos Magallanes, placing second in the 86 lb. division. Other members include Ezven Venzor, who placed third in the 98 lb. bracket and Ah Kar Min, placing fourth in the 110 lb. bracket.
Bronson Baxter came in first place in the 130 lb. weight class, while Nathan Gonzales placed first in the 138 lb. bracket. Jashua Ramirez was fourth in the 146 lb. class, Joel Rios also came in fourth in the 162 lb. weight class. Alberto Sanchez came in first in the 182 lb. bracket, Arnoldo Hernandez placed second in the 215 lb. class, and Andres Ramirez was third in the 285 lb. class.
On the JV side, Joshua Lawrence placed first in the 80 lb. bracket, Brett Williams was second and Ivan Magallanes came in third. In the 86 lb. bracket, Tyler Reeve placed second, Collin Connell placed fourth, and Travyn Phillips came in fifth.
In the 98 lb. weight class, Lance Ottinger placed third. In the 104 lb. class, Dustin Coey placed third. In the 116 lb. bracket, Michael Cortez placed second and Xzavian Sartain placed fourth. In the 122 lb. weight class, Jax Day placed fourth. In the 130 lb. weight bracket, Luis Escarcega placed first and Joel Lozoya placed second. Blake Austin placed first in the 138 lb. division.
In the 163 lb. bracket, Christian Bustamonte placed third. Rene Castrejon placed third in the 170 lb. division. In the 215 lb. bracket, Michael Word and Tatum LaFever placed first and second, respectively. In the 285 lb. class, Jonathan Duran finished third.
The DJHS Demons will wrestle Saturday, Dec. 7, at Vernon.