Basalt’s Brady Samuelson nabs third place at Colorado State Wrestling Championships |

Basalt’s Brady Samuelson nabs third place at Colorado State Wrestling Championships

Glenwood Springs’ Kodiak Kellog, Grand Valley’s Teagan Jacobs Rifle’s Madison Farris make podium

Basalt's Brady Samuelson wrestles in the early rounds of last week's Regional Championships in Glenwood Springs.
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Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Rifle had a handful of grapplers take the podium during this weekend’s Colorado High School Activities Association state wrestling championships.

Basalt senior Brady Samuelson nabbed a third-place finish in the 3A 190-pound weight class by pinning Ethan Goldfain of Resurrection Christian at 2:16. Samuelson would win the first three rounds in the brackets before losing by a 13-0 major decision to Colby Runner of Severance in a semifinal round and being sent to the wrestlebacks.

For Rifle, it was senior Madison Farris who nabbed a fourth-place finish in the 155-pound female weight class. Farris won her opening round match before being pinned by Victoria Guinard — the eventual champion — of Discovery Canyon at 2:50.

In wrestlebacks, Farris nabbed three wins in a row before being pinned by Alissa DuBois of Bennet at 1:49 in the third-place match.

Rifle senior Madison Farris, right, squares up earlier this season.
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Glenwood Springs senior Kodiak Kellog finished fifth place overall in the 4A 215-pound weight class. Kellog won his opening round before being pinned by Pueblo West’s Thomas Mayer at 5:21 in a quarterfinal. In wrestlebacks, Kellog went on to pin  Longmont’s Hunter Knight at 1:52 to win fifth place.

Grand Valley’s Teagan Jacobs finished fourth place in the 3A 120-pound weight class. Jacobs won the opening round before losing to Jefferson’s Samuel Rosales — the eventual champion of this weight class — by a 10-8 sudden victory in overtime.

Jacobs later nabbed two wins in the wrestlebacks before losing a 6-2 decision to Dempsey Gibbs of Alamosa in the third-place match.

Rifle’s Parker Miller went 4-2 in the 144-pound weight class. He’d win his opening round, lose in quarter finals then battle his way back to the fifth-place match in the wrestlebacks. There, he’d lose a 2-0 sudden victory to Eaton’s Preston Smith. 

In other action, Rifle sophomore Isaac Valencia went 1-2 before getting knocked out in the 3A 165-pound weight class. Grand Valley’s Dominic Mendoza went 0-2 and got knocked out in the 3A 157-pound weight class. Meanwhile, Basalt’s Jose Munoz went 1-2 before getting knocked out in the 3A 285-pound weight class.

For girls, Basalt’s Nayeli Membreno went 0-2 and got knocked out of the 125-pound weight class. Basalt’s Paola Cruz also won a match in the 120-pound weight class.

Wrestling for Grand Junction but attends Glenwood Springs High School, Adalee McNeil went 1-2 before getting knocked out of the 170-pound weight class.

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