Glenwood’s Myles Wilson wins 4A 170-pound state wrestling championship
In impressive fashion, Glenwood Springs High School junior Myles Wilson capped off his undefeated season Saturday with a 6-3 decision win over Greeley Central’s Andrue Rojas in the 4A 170-pound state championship match at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Wilson raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period before holding a 4-1 advantage after one. From there, Wilson took a 6-1 lead before Rojas added one point for escape in the frame. Wilson held on for the 6-3 win, marking his first Colorado High School Athletic Association state championship while finishing the year with a 48-0 record.
Looking to cap off an undefeated season with the state championship at 170 pounds in 4A, Wilson rolled to the state title match by picking up a fall win over Silver Creek’s Ceone Davis at 1:20 mark in the first round.
In the second round, Wilson added another pinfall win in the first period at the 1:56 mark, this time against Pueblo County’s Jayson Davis. From there, Wilson topped Golden’s Chase Daniels by a 10-3 decision in the semifinals, advancing to his second straight state title match, albeit in a higher weight class.
Last season, Wilson advanced to the state title match in the 152-pound weight class as a sophomore before falling by a 4-2 decision to Thompson Valley’s Ben Hewson.
Prior to the state title, Wilson won the 4A Region 3 wrestling tournament and finished first overall at the 32nd Annual Les Mattocks Invitational on Jan. 30.
With the win in the state title match, Wilson becomes the first state champion at Glenwood Springs High in the 170-pound weight class.
His run to the state championship was highlighted by a year in which the junior never lost a match and was a large draw regardless of where he wrestler. The hype surrounding him will only grow from here now that he has added “state champion” to his resume.
Now that Wilson has achieved his goal, he’ll get to work in hopes of winning back-to-back state championships for the Glenwood Springs wrestling program.
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