Demons take second at Buena Vista Duals |

Demons take second at Buena Vista Duals

Competing in its first tournament of the season, the Glenwood Springs Demons wrestling team finished second overall at the Buena Vista Demon Duals.

The Demons went 4-1 on the day in duals, losing only to host Buena Vista in the championship dual, 42-39.

In pool matchups, the Demons finished 3-0 after defeating Salida 51-21, the Buena Vista varsity and junior varsity team 71-11, and Woodland Park 66-18.

In the afternoon session, Glenwood cross-bracketed with the first and second team from the second pool and defeated Del Norte 46-36 before facing off with Buena Vista.

“It was a fairly typical early season tournament in that most matches ended in pins as some wrestlers are rusty,” Demons head coach Miles Cook said. “Others are not in full wrestling shape yet.”

Facing Salida, the Demons got off to a fast start, racing ahead 24-0 on wins from freshman Alex Rodriguez at 152 pounds, and senior Herbie Vega at 160 pounds.

Glenwood also received pins from team captain Myles Wilson at 170 pounds and sophomore Jack Ries at 182 pounds.

Wrestling with Woodland Park, the Demons again won the first four matches by either pin or fall before giving up three matches by pin or forfeit before then running the table to the finish.

Sophomore Easton Turner delivered a great finish for Glenwood, securing a quick first period pin in the final contested match of the dual, defeating Franklin Carothers in 1:06.

The Del Norte dual was more of a nail-biter for the Demons as junior Myles Wilson started Glenwood off, wrestling up a weight and defeating 3A second-ranked Jake Jolly by major decision, 16-3.

After a Gerry Viveros pin over Camryn Baumgardner in 1:40 it was all Del Norte for a while as they built a 24-10 lead.

A string of forfeits and open pins from Glenwood’s light- and middleweights put the Demons up late as it was enough to hold off a late charge.

A slow start ultimately doomed the Demons against Buena Vista, as Glenwood trailed 18-6 early before trading pins and a decision from junior Larry Flores over Toby Camp to get within 30-21 before giving up two more pins to put the dual out of reach for the Demons.

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