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Glenwood knocks off Huskies, Devils

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Down 6-2 late in the third period, a pin was the only path to victory for Vincent Tsosie.

And a pin over Eagle Valley’s Colt Ewing is precisely what the Glenwood Springs senior got in the 130-pound match, a pin that coaxed big cheers from the home crowd at Wednesday’s season-opening wrestling triangular.

While Tsosie’s comeback drew the loudest reaction, highlights were bountiful for the Demon wrestlers, who coasted to team wins over both Battle Mountain (69-6) and Eagle Valley (51-22).



Glenwood’s bloated scores benefitted from nine pins – six against Battle Mountain and three against Eagle Valley.

Tsosie finished with two pins. He took care of Battle Mountain’s Mario Rodriguez in 1 minute, 31 seconds in the Demons’ first dual of the night. He then finished off Ewing with just 24 seconds left in the third period later in the evening.



“That kid’s crazy,” Glenwood sophomore Mike Mills said of his teammate. “He never gives up.”

True to Mills’ words, Tsosie said he’s not one to throw in the towel.

“I thought I could do it,” Tsosie relayed. “I’d never wrestled him before. I knew he’d be tough.”

Tsosie entered the night as the 12th-ranked wrestler in Class 4A in the 130-pound weight class, according to On the Mat’s preseason ratings. Ewing is ranked eighth.

Tsosie wasn’t the only Demon to win two matches on the night.

Taylor Parsons picked up a pair of pins at 140 pounds. Mills notched a win and a decision at 125 pounds, while Michael Sandoval (119), Alan Bencomo (135), Chris Ayala (171), Alberto Ramirez (189, 215) and Brian Ochoa (285) all went 2-0.

Miguel Vega (103), Noe Perez (112), Casey Montoya (145), Ivan Sarabia (189) and Bobby Petts (215) all had one win for the Demons, who will hit the road for the Middle Park Invitational on Saturday.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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