Glenwood’s Tyler Rossow gives valiant effort at state |

Glenwood’s Tyler Rossow gives valiant effort at state

Joelle Milholm
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Even though he was down 8-1, Glenwood Springs’ senior Tyler Rossow wasn’t going down in his last high school match without a fight in the 171-pound consolation bracket at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center.

The Demon battled, even fighting so hard he and Greeley Central’s Brice Wolf tangled and went down so far out of bounds they almost knocked down the scoreboard.

While Rossow’s efforts were valiant, they couldn’t pull off the upset as Wolf won the match and advanced to the consolation semifinals.

While the loss was the end of Rossow’s tenure on the Glenwood wrestling team, he led the Demons to their best season since re-establishing its varsity program four years ago. Rossow (41-5) and his teammates were part of wins over Rifle, Eagle Valley and Meeker ” something no Glenwood wrestling squad had ever done before.

Rifle, Coal Ridge

For Rifle, Brian Key tried to keep his hopes alive for a shot at a medal but was eliminated from competition with a 5-1 loss to Longmont’s Ryker Haddock in the consolation quarterfinals. Key, a junior Bear 189-pounder who ended his season at 32-16, took a 1-0 lead but couldn’t hold it.

In 3A consolation action, Coal Ridge’s last survivor Keenan Grumley made it to Saturday morning’s quarterfinals, which is further than any Titan wrestler has gone before, but fell just short of medaling after getting pinned by La Junta’s Phillip Galleogs. Grumley, a junior, ended his season with a 38-13 record.

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