SWINK — All 14 Rocky Ford High School wrestlers were place winners as the Meloneers easily won the Santa Fe League Tournament Thursday at the Lions Den.
The Meloneers scored 192 points and they had eight individual champions. Winning titles for Rocky were Michael Maldonado (106), Joziah Maestas (120), Santino Mendoza (126), Carlos Romo (145), Diego Reyes (170), Jesse Tapia (182), Simon Apodaca (220), and Greg Garcia (285).
Placing second for the Meloneers were Dillon Jaramillo (113), Dylan Miell (132), Jadon Baldonado (138), and Angel Estrada (195).
Third placers for Rocky Ford were Isiah Garcia (152) and Ignacio Perez-Rodriguez (160).
Swink was a distant second place with 88 1/2 points. Placing for the Lions were Michael Romero, who was second at 106, Justin Tucker, who was second at 285, Christian Ptolemy, who was third at 138, Kaleb Fisher, who was third at 145, Aaron Oliver, who was third at 170, Matthew Mendoza, who was fourth at 126, and Antonio Patterson, who was fourth at 132.
Fowler and John Mall tied for third place with 84 points each. Leading the Grizzlies were Chantz Lange, who won the 152-pound championship, and Dahlton McGhee, who won at 195. Also placing for Fowler were Dylan Palomino, who was second at 145, Thomas Goeritz, who was second at 160, Seth Damgaard, who was second at 170, J.J. Horn, who was second at 220, Fernando Salazar, who was fourth at 106, David Salazar, who was fourth at 138, and Tyler Mullins, who was fourth at 285.
Rye was fifth with 67 1/2 points, followed by Crowley County with 54. The Chargers' placers included Adam Schultz, who was the champion at 160 pounds, Jared Bauer, who was second at 152, Tanner Howells, who was third at 132, Cannon Buford, who was third at 220, and Jaden Harris, who was fourth at 145.
Rounding out the scoring was Las Animas with 18 points. The Trojans' sole placer was Jacob Davis, who was fourth at 170.
Also winning individual championships were Rye's Michael Atencio (113), and John Mall's Wesley Van Matre (132) and Anthony Aldretti (138).
This weekend, Rocky Ford will be at the Top of the Rockies Invitational at Centaurus High School in Lafayette. Crowley County, Fowler, and Swink will be at the Gene Gagiardi Invitational in Trinidad. Las Animas is off this weekend.