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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:32 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Ironwood Ridge's wrestling team has served early notice of its strength, winning the 24th annual Westwood Tournament last weekend in Mesa.

Along the way, in dual competition the Nighthawks defeated the returning 5A-1 state champion Tempe Corona del Sol and 3A state champion Safford.

In the finals, Coach Tim Berrier's squad halted Yuma Cibola 39-27. There were 15 schools in the Mesa competition; Ironwood Ridge took third a year ago.

Ironwood Ridge had five undefeated wrestlers in Mesa – Trevor Wilson at 103 pounds, Tate Sandifer at 112, Scott Filbert at 125, Kyle Webb at 130 and Luke McClure at 135. Filbert, a senior, is going to wrestle at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point next year.

Ironwood Ridge travels this weekend to one of the nation's largest tournaments, the collegiate and scholastic Reno Tournament of Champions. Schools from the Northeast, California and points between are competing, with a collegiate tournament part of the event and college coaches in the audience.

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Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

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

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

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

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

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

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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