Four Demons will wrestle at state tourney |

Four Demons will wrestle at state tourney

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Hans Hallgren/Craig Daily Press

CRAIG ” Traveling to tournaments and duals throughout Colorado during the regular season, heavyweight Greg Orosz didn’t always face a full slate of opponents. With few teams fielding wrestlers at that weight, byes were commonplace.

At Friday and Saturday’s Western Regionals wrestling championships, he had plenty of competition.

And he beat everyone he faced, becoming Glenwood Springs’ first region champion since 152-pounder Matt Aten accomplished the feat back in 2005. Aten went on to finish sixth at the state meet that year.

“I’ve been working really hard in the room,” Orosz said after a second-period pin over Moffat County’s Dallas Daniels, who was wrestling in front of a home crowd at the Craig school.

So how did Orosz stay fresh with limited mat time?

“I’ve just been running and eating right,” he said.

Whatever he did, it paid off. At regionals last year, Orosz placed 14th.

“It’s pretty good to bounce back and get it,” he said.

Joining Orosz at state this year are returning qualifiers Lance Tsosie (160 pounds) and Tyler Rossow (171) and Nick Croissant (189).

Croissant also made the finals, losing to Palisade’s Aaron Wagler 9-5 in the title match for a silver finish.

Tsosie and Rossow each took third, clawing their way second straight state meet appearances via the back half of the bracket.

Tsosie scored a third-period pin over Chad Foutch of Evergreen in the third-place match, bringing a previously tight match to an abrupt end.

Rossow, propelled by a three-point third period, took down Deltas Ty Tatman by a 6-2 decision to secure bronze.

Considering the Glenwood program only resurrected its varsity program four years back, head coach Guy Brickell couldn’t have been more thrilled with sending four kids to state.

“Absolutely,” he said. “All of ’em wrestled well here.”

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