In just her second year of wrestling, Anjie Serrano went 3-1 and took second place in the girls 126-pound division of the Kansas City Stampede wrestling tournament over the weekend.

It was Garden City High School’s best individual finish at the prestigious tournament.

Garden City head coach Carlos Prieto said he was extremely excited to see Serrano's performance.

On the boys’ side, Fuji Chairez went 4-1 and finished fourth in the 285-pound division and Alex Rodriguez went 5-3 and finished seventh as the boys team took 24th in the massive tournament.

Several other wrestlers had winning records in the tournament, as well, as Silas Pineda (120), Diago Hernandez (126) and Erick Dominguez (126) all went 5-3. At 138, Josh Janas went 5-2, and Jared Arellano was 5-4 at 152. Andrew Garcia was 4-4 at 160, while Jacob Sims was 2-5 at 170, Cole Thompson was 1-2 at 182 and Elijahblue Ruiz-Hernandez was 2-7 at 145.

“I thought we wrestled really, really well,” Prieto said. “In most matches, we were competitive. We still have a lot to work on, but overall I think the team is progressing really, really nice. We just need to get healthy and get everyone in the lineup and see what happens.”


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