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Ironwood Ridge wrestler Danny Vega earns USA Wrestling Triple Crown

Ironwood Ridge wrestler Danny Vega earns USA Wrestling Triple Crown

By Kayla Anderson. CREATED Jul 26, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Ironwood Ridge high school isn't is session yet, but state champion Danny Vega is.  He became the first junior wrestler from Arizona to capture the USA Wrestling Triple Crown by winning both the Freestyle and Greco Nationals in Fargo in this week after taking the Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa.

Vega defeated Indiana's Drew Hildebrandt 12-1 in the Freestyle finals. His Greco title came on Tuesday.

Vega is only the fourth to ever earn a Junior Freestyle National Championship from Arizona and the first since 2004. He has four national titles and has been named an All-American eight times.

 

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Kayla Anderson is KGUN 9's Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. When she's not working, you can find her attending sporting events or watching them on the big screen. She loves to get her day going with a great workout either running, spinning or Barre Pilates.