Demons take two at home tri meet |

Demons take two at home tri meet

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Jeff Caspersen Post IndependentGlenwood Springs High School senior Mike Mills wrestles to a win over Moffat County's Brayden Peterson during the Demons' home tri meet on Tuesday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – In wrestling, the rubber meets the road in January.

“After Christmas break, the real season begins,” Glenwood Springs senior Mike Mills said. “We start wrestling tougher in the room, just trying to get in a good position for regionals.”

Mills and his fellow teammates took a step in that direction Tuesday, topping Battle Mountain and Moffat County in a home tri meet.

In the Demons’ 58-13 win over Moffat County, Mills pinned Brayden Peterson in 5 minutes, 32 seconds at 132 pounds. He followed it up with a pin of Battle Mountain’s Hector Aguirre in 5:41 in his team’s 64-12 win over Battle Mountain.

Facing a pair of teams with shallow rosters, Mills was one of few Glenwood wrestlers to wrestle twice on Tuesday.

There were a number of highlights for the home team:

• Edwin Meraz picked up a win by major decision over Moffat County’s Danny Wilbur at 126 pounds, 16-7.

• Cristian Gonzalez pinned Moffat’s Curtis Dunlap in a minute flat.

• Justin Barham made quick work of Battle Mountain’s Uriel Castillo, pinning him in 1:40.

• Zak Stepniewski won by major decision over Battle Mountain’s Jared Gustafson, 12-0.

Next up on the schedule for the Demons is a trip to a Saturday tournament at Mead High School. The action begins at 9 a.m.

Just a few weeks remain until the 4A Western Regional, which is slated for Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley. There, wrestlers will vie for berths to the Feb. 16-18 state tournament in Denver.

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