Four Female Wrestlers From Cesar Chavez Competed in The 8th Annual All-girls Wrestling State Tournament in Camp Verde

Posted by Communications on 3/8/2017

Four female wrestlers from Cesar Chavez competed in the 8th annual All-girls wrestling state tournament in Camp Verde, March 4.  They wrestled as unattached, since this was not a AIA sanctioned event. Yaniva Carrillo put together a late comeback and rallied down by four points with a pin in the third making her a state champion at 130-lbs.   Mkayla Black dominated her way to the finals at 135-lbs. and captured the second state title of the day.  Lorna Baker advanced to the final match but fell short and was the runner-up at 140-lbs. Heidi Reyes (145lbs) wrestled tough competition including a junior Olympian and finished 3rd. All four girls started during fall and made it through the regular season practicing and competed with boys all year. All four wrestlers return next year, according to their coach, Daniel Rubio.


Cesar Chavez participated in Moot Court for the first time ever.  It is similar to mock trial but operating at an appellate level.  The team of six students have been practicing Wednesday monrings since December, and performed brilliantly in their first completion.    Of the five awards possible for the competition, Cesar Chavez won five.   Mimi Bitangacha won best petitioner advocate, best petitioner team and Overall Winner.  Alyssa Turner won best respondent team.  Zabdiel Dominguez won best respondent advocate.

“The attorneys and judges present were all terribly impressed with how professional, how researched, and how articulate our students are, coach William Kibler said.