Girls Wrestling Tournament Preview

March 4, 2021 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Kofa standout Carolina Moreno has a shot a three straight championships. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board voted to make Girls Wrestling a team sport in April of 2020, moving the state competition from an “emerging sport” to a recognition of the hard work and dedication put in by the athletes, not just as individuals, but as teammates.

The growing numbers were cited as the main reason for taking the next logical step. In 2019, 224 wrestlers competed at the various sectionals to decide which wrestlers would compete for an individual state title in the ten weight classes. That number jumped to 435 in 2020 but COVID concerns might have slowed that upwards trend down this winter with 248 wrestlers competing at state. The weight classes also expanded from 10 to 14.

Kofa standout Carolina Moreno will be competing for her third individual title and the senior enters state competition with a perfect 8-0 record in the 126-pound division.

In all, there will be three returning state champions and three returning second place finishers from last year.



Sierrah Thrun, Corona del Sol

Carolina Moreno, Kofa

Mia Didur, Centennial


106: Emily Porras (Ironwood) Jr. (7-1)
126: Carolina Moreno (Kofa) Sr. (8-0)
132: Bree Garcia (Barry Goldwater) Jr. (9-0)


126: Isabelle Munoz (Casteel) So. (9-2)
132: Mylei Seigla (Canyon Del Oro) Jr. (6-1)
145: Sara Schmoker (Liberty) Sr. (10-0)



101: Lexi Borunda of Shadow Ridge

110: Sierrah Thrun of Corona del Sol

118: Stefana Jelacic of Chandler

125: Julia Chambers of Skyline

130: Carolina Moreno of Kofa

135: Julia Lundberg of North Canyon

145: Jessie McCurry of Deer Valley

160: Jennifer Curry of Hamilton

185: Mia Didur of Centennial

225: Danni Schulz of Mingus Union



101: Emily Porras of Ironwood

110: Sierrah Thrun of Corona del Sol

118: Adacelli Noriega of Bisbee

125: Carolina Moreno of Kofa

130: Bree Garcia of Barry Goldwater

135: Genesis Higuera of Odessey Institute

145: Taliyah Armstrong of Westwood

160: Angie Ochoa of Maryvale

185: Mia Didur of Centennial

225: Naomi Norton of Arizona Lutheran