Demons notch first wrestling dual win
The Glenwood Springs wrestling team racked up five pins and ended up winning its first dual since restarting the program this season with a 36-27 win over Grand Valley Thursday night at the Eagle Valley Triangular. In a seesaw dual that saw Grand Valley jump out to a 15-0 lead before Glenwood notched its first points, Demons 145-pounder Matt Aten gave Glenwood the lead for good. His pin of Grand Valley’s Justin Busch gave Glenwood a 30-27 lead headed into the final match.Mike Mastriani made the lead stand up with another Demons pin over Drew McFarland at 152 pounds.”That was good for a first-year program, getting a win in a dual is nice,” Glenwood coach Guy Brickell said. “We can take something from that and just keep moving. We’ve just got to keep the kids out and keep working.”Brad Kline and Matt Davis had pins for Glenwood at 112 and 125 pounds, while Justin Davis accounted for the Demons’ other pin. Grand Valley got off to a quick start in the dual, with Tyler Harris and Dylan Lyndauer notching pins in the first two matches at 160 and 171 pounds. Omar Diaz and Danny Manzanares had back-to-back pins at 130 and 135 to give Grand Valley the lead midway through the dual, but Glenwood closed it out with three straight pins for the victory.Against Class 4A No. 5-ranked Eagle Valley things weren’t as close for either Grand Valley or Glenwood Springs.Eagle Valley took down Glenwood 55-18, and routed Grand Valley 54-14.Glenwood’s lone bright spot came at 119 pounds when Ivan Chacone pinned the Devils’ Kyle Lundberg in 32 seconds. “The biggest thing is, it’s nice to have a team on the mat,” Glenwood coach Guy Brickell said. “That’s our goal this year is just to re-establish our program. It let’s the kids know what they’ve got to work for because Eagle’s got some real good kids.”Grand Valley’s Danny Manzanares got his team’s only win against Eagle Valley, beating Bo Archebeque at 135 pounds, 10-3.(Chris Frued of the Vail Daily contributed to this report)
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