Coal Ridge’s Godeski places for second straight year |

Coal Ridge’s Godeski places for second straight year

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jeff Caspersen Post Independent

DENVER – Devon Godeski was Coal Ridge’s first wrestler to place at a state tournament last February. On Saturday, he became the second, placing sixth for the second straight year.

The senior didn’t win his Class 3A fifth-place match at 138 pounds, but he did leave the Pepsi Center as perhaps the most accomplished wrestler in school history.

Godeski edged Rifle’s Brandon Kittle, 6-5, early Saturday in third-round consolation action. In the consolation semifinals, he lost to Salida’s Brandon Coleman, 11-9.

In a back-and-forth fifth-place match, The Classical Academy’s Andrew Register held on for a 12-9 win over Godeski.

Last year, Godeski placed sixth at 130 pounds.

“He placed again,” Coal Ridge coach Mike Mikalakis said. “That’s a really good accomplishment. There are lots of high-quality kids here. Devon wrestled really well.”

Godeski finished the weekend with a 3-3 record. He finished the season at 27-11.

Another of Mikalakis’ wrestlers, 120-pound senior Collin Carbone, narrowly missed out on the podium, bowing out with a loss to Holy Family’s Joseph Prieto in the consolation bracket’s third round on Saturday.

After a first-round loss on Thursday, Carbone bounced back to go 2-2 for the weekend. He was 29-14 for the season.

“Hopefully these guys can take a lot of what they learned out of wrestling and apply it to life,” Mikalakis said. “That’s all you can say.”

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