FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista notched another team title as the Panthers continue to build toward the district and state wrestling tournaments.
PV finished in first place at the 12-team Alamosa Invite in Colorado on Saturday with a team score of 183 points.
"We had some guys step and wrestle really well," PV head coach Levi Stout said. "Some guys really grew up out there and we got some good matches against good Colorado competition. It was a different look and something that we needed."
Eight Panthers reached the podium, including four individual champions.
Sam Sandoval, Anthony Juckes, Wyatt Weaver and Zach Ahlgrim each won individual titles for PV.
Juckes was wrestling for the first time since injuring his shoulder just before Christmas.
"He was probably hungry to get back on the mat," Stout said of Juckes. "He looked good. There were no signs of any injury or any rust."
Delta, Colo. placed second behind PV with 117 points.
The Panthers will join the rest of the San Juan County teams at the Aztec Duals next week.
Stout said he's looking forward to the competition, especially from teams like Cleveland and Capital.
"We won't have (Jacob) Palmgren, and maybe without a couple varsity guys, so I think it will be close," Stout said. "It's going to be a dog fight."
Scorps' Haro places third at Joe Vivian Classic
Farmington High had one wrestler reach the podium Saturday at the Joe Vivian Classic in Albuquerque.
Senior Cesar Haro finished in third place in the 195-pound weight class for FHS after winning four of his five matches at the tournament.
His lone loss came by a 3-0 decision to eventual champion Chris Collins of Manzano in the semifinals.
Collins won his other four matches by fall, including three with first-round pins.
Haro defeated Mark Flores of Sandia with a 10-2 major decision in the third-place match.
"He was real patient when wrestling and setting up his take downs," FHS head coach Jesus Mendoza said of Haro.
Cobey Hamblin and Tierney Staley didn't place for FHS, but had solid meets. Hamblin won three matches via fall, while Staley picked up to fall victories.
The Scorps as a team finished in 21st in the 32-team competition with 47 points.
"We could have done better," Mendoza said. "We took some young kids in our light weights, and they didn't perform as well as I'd hoped."
Rio Rancho won the event with a team score of 177, finishing just ahead of Rio Grande who placed second with 167.5 points.
Bloomfield finishes 14th, Aztec 18th at Doc Wright Invite
Aztec and Bloomfield competed in Winslow, Ariz., at the Doc Wright Invite over the weekend.
The Bobcats placed 14th as a team with 86 points, finishing just ahead of the Tigers who scored 80 points as a team to place 18th.
"We did pretty good," Bloomfield coach Greg Shoemaker said. "We still had 10 in the show on Saturday morning, so we feel pretty good about it."
Bloomfield had two wrestlers, JD Robinson (160) and Paul Jaramillo (195), place sixth individually.
Aztec's Royal Yazzie took sixth place in the 152-pound weight class.
Dobson, Ariz won the tournament with 198 points.