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Mountain Lions Wrestling Team Places in State Tournament, Announces Five State Champions

The Mountain View High School Mountain Lions Champs The Mountain View High School Mountain Lions wrestling team competed at the AIA Division II State Wrestling Tournament at Poston Butte High School on March 19, and the team brought home the AIA State Runners-Up trophy. This is the fifth state trophy the team has taken home in the past eight years. The team was undefeated during the regular season with a 13-0 record.  

The team also announced a new school record of five State Champions! This is a feat that only a few high schools have accomplished across the state. Congratulations to MVHS State Champions (pictured left to right): 

Chris Lopez - 2X State Champion, 4X All-State Wrestler (Senior)
Austin Scott - 2021 State Champion, 2020 State Runner Up (Junior)
Daniel Miranda - 2021 State Champion, 2020 3rd Place at State, 2020 NHSCA Academic All- American (Sophomore)
Brandon Paredes - 2021 State Champion, 4X All-State Wrestler, 3X NHSCA Academic All-American (Senior)
Rudy Acedo - 2021 State Champion, 4X Section Champion (Senior) 

The Mountain View High School Mountain Lions wrestling team “To say that this season was a challenge would be an understatement,” said Coach Paul Ponce. “In my 27 years of coaching, this was by far the most challenging. We are so proud of our team and how they continued to overcome adversity throughout the season. They have learned many life skills this year that will help them be successful down the road.” 

Congratulations to the Mountain Lion All-State Wrestlers:

Daniel Miranda - 120 lbs. - State Champion
Gilbert Rodriguez - 132lbs. - State Runner Up
Brandon Paredes - 138lbs. - State Champion
Austin Scott - 152lbs. - State Champion
Chris Lopez - 160lbs. - State Champion
Julian Gordin - 182lbs. - 3rd Place
Nick Williams - 195lbs. - 4th Place
|Rudy Acedo - 220lbs. - State Champion
Ysela Gradillas-Flores 152lbs. - State Runner Up