220-POUNDERS GOING AT IT

T-birds senior Martin Salazar (right) controls Lee Williams’ Zach Allen (left) as Salazar’s assistant coach Billy Swick (left) and head coach Kory Burgess (right) watch in the background during Mohave’s home wrestling competition on Wednesday afternoon.

BULLHEAD CITY — The host T-birds defeated the Lee Williams High School Volunteers 52-26 at Mohave High School’s multi boys wrestling match on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Show Low High School Lobos did not make the trip because of hazardous roads due the inclement northern Arizona weather.

Mohave head coach Kory Burgess said senior Dylan Tahbo, 132 pounds, wrestled “really well” and was victorious against Lee Williams.

Senior Nick Swick, 152; sophomore Vinny Tahbo, 160; senior Will Robinzine, 182; and Martin Salazar, 220; won their matches against the Volunteers.

Senior Steven Matthews, 195, won by forfeit and senior Luis Martinez, heavyweight, also won by forfeit for Mohave.

The Lady T-birds had to wrestle individually because the Lady Volunteers had just one grappler on their team.

Senior Tiffany Salahub, 130, and senior Jazmine Lobato, 138; grappled against Lee Williams’ Stephanie Broadbent — both Lady T-birds defeated Broadbent in exhibition matches.

Assistant coach Billy Swick said Salahub is a “heck of a wrestler.”

Coach Swick said Salahub has lost just one match all season.

“They’re doing good; they won their last two tournaments, one in Phoenix  (at Ironwood High School) and one in Window Rick,” said Swick about the Lady T-birds, who have a full squad that is competing in its inaugural season.

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