Neither City of Vision wrestling team brought home a team trophy from Saturday’s Class 5A state wrestling meet at the Rio Rancho Events Center.
Farmington won the meet; the Storm were fourth, one slot and two points away from a tie with Los Lunas for third and a trophy; the Rams were eighth.
In fact, the city’s teams can each claim one individual champion: Eighth-grader Chris Luttrell, representing Cleveland High, won his 106-pound match to start the evening’s championship matches.
Rio Rancho’s 113-pounder, Marcus Williams, who won the state title at 106 in 2021, then became a two-time state champ. He was his division’s No. 1 seed.
But after that, each school’s two remaining finalists were defeated, along with the Storm’s lone female in the championship round, 126-pound Heaven Handy.
For the Rams, 120-Roberto Cordova was defeated, followed by his 126-pound teammate, Andre Jiron.
The Storm followed with losses at 160 pounds, senior Damien Bachicha, and fellow senior Kymani Castillo, at 195, who was aiming at his second state title.
Watch for a complete story and more photos later this week, and in the Feb. 27 issue of the Observer!