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Newby wins wrestling tournament

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood’s Blake Newby proved he was the best wrestler in the 199-pound weight class out of 15 teams at the Evergreen Tournament on Saturday by earning a decision win over Evergreen’s Alex Avery in the championship match.Newby, a junior, arrived at the title match by pinning Zane McBrearty of Boulder in 38 seconds and pinning Christian Gallegos of Horizon in two minutes and 32 seconds.Junior Demon Tyler Rossow and freshman Tyler Thulson were both runners up in the tournament.Rossow, moving up to 121 pounds, recorded a pin in the last second of his first match, and had another pin over Boulder’s Robert Ronney in his second before losing by a major decision to Kyle Loupee of Dakota Ridge.Thulson, who wrestled at 103 pounds, won his first two matches with pins, before falling in the title match by a technical fall.Junior Matt Davis took third wrestling in the 140-pound weight class by defeating Wes Knoll of Evergreen in the consolation semifinals by fall in the third period and then winning the consolation finals by forfeit.Nick Croissant, who like Rossow wrestled for his first time at a higher weight, finished fourth in the tournament. He arrived at the 189-pound consolation finals by posting one win by fall and one win by a forfeit. He then lost to Fremont’s Chris Desantis by decision (5-3).Sophomore Hunter McCallum rounded out Demons who placed at the tournament by finishing sixth in the 135-pound weight class.Glenwood placed fifth overall in the tournament. The Demons will be back on the mats on Friday when they host Grand Junction Central at 6 p.m.


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