Cardinals’ Neely moves on at state with pin |

Cardinals’ Neely moves on at state with pin

DENVER ” Jesse Neely was the only Grand Valley wrestler to make it out of the first round with a win at the Colorado state Class 2A tournament Thursday at the Pepsi Center.

Neely, competing at 112 pounds, pinned Michael Forsha of Wiggins in 1 minute, 42 seconds to remain in the winners’ bracket in the double-elimination tournament.

The Cardinals’ other two qualifiers will drop into the elimination bracket today. At 171 pounds, Chanse Brackett was pinned at the 2:26 mark by Crowley County’s Thomas Dunagan. Parker Adkins, Grand Valley’s 189-pound qualifier also fell to a Crowley County wrestler, getting pinned in 12 seconds by Torben Walters.

Class 3A

The Basalt Longhorns wrestling team had a tough go in the first round of the Colorado state Class 3A tournament.

Heavyweight Mike Zerfoss dropped a 7-5 decision to Wray’s Chris Reed, and Kaleb Nye fell 9-4 to Valley’s Randy Gettman at 160 pounds.

The Longhorns other two qualifiers were pinned, with Garrett Jammaron lasting 1:13 against Brian Hendricks of Burlington in the 189-pound division and Matt Aten falling in 3:53 to Tress Gadash of Lamar at 140 pounds.

Semifinal and elimination rounds continue today with the championships slated for Saturday.

Class 4A results were not available at press time.

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