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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 am

There was no absence of emotion for Mt. View High School senior, Bailey Janis, who took home his second state wrestling title on Feb. 8 at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott.

“Once I won I just remember feeling the goose bumps come and then I just screamed with excitement,” said Janis. “It was still emotional for me even though it was the second time because it was another obstacle that I was able to overcome.”

Obstacle is one word that Janis is not unfamiliar with as he went through losing his father at age seven and cutting off ties with his mother. For Janis, wrestling is just one more challenge to overcome.

“All that happened with my father and my mother just motivates me in wrestling because if I can overcome that then I can overcome this,” said Janis.

Starting wrestling in eighth grade, Janis knew at an early age that he was gifted in the sport.  This became especially evident his freshmen year of high school where he took fifth in state for Mt. View and went on to take first in state his junior and now senior year.  Janis says that one contributing factor to his success is the Mt. View coaching staff.

“There’s been this coaching staff for the last two years and one thing that sticks out the most is that they taught our team to be disciplined,” said Janis. “That helped a lot because teams knew we were tough, but the discipline part of it wasn’t all there.  Obviously, they (coaching staff) helped because I won state twice.”

Janis’ overall record in his high school wrestling career was 170-20.  His final match in the state tournament was against James Zuckerman from Raymond Kellis High School in Glendale, where he won 8-4.

Although he finished his high school career with a state championship, Janis’ career is far from over.  He plans to wrestle in college, but is undecided as to where.  He hopes to pursue a degree in either fire science or pre-nursing.

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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