Photo Essay: Rifle wrestling comes up short against Meeker

Rifle’s Bryce Rowley waits for the referee to single the pin on Meeker’s Tyson Portwood as he hold the opposing wrestler on his shoulders during the first period of the 138 pound weight class.
Rifle’s Uriel Gonzalez tries to manuver Meeker’s Elijah Leblanc during the 145 pound weight class during Tuesday’s duel. Leblanc came back to pin Gonzalez in the third period. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
Meeker’s Trinden Powell twists Rifle’s Justin Henderson onto his back for the first period pin in the 152 pound weight class Tuesday. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
Rifle’s Dillon Tiffany spins around on Meeker’s Dax Sheridan during 160 pound weight class action Tuesday. Tiffany out pointed Sheridan 7-5. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
Meeker’s Colby Clatterbaugh lifts Rifle’s Cory Edwards from the mat during the 182 pound weight class Tuesday night in Rifle. Clatterbaugh pinned Edwards in the second period. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
Rifle’s Alex Guardado tries to keep Meeker’s Ridge Williams from pinning him in the second period of the 195 pound weight class Tuesday. Williams won the match in the second after it was stopped due to injury. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
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Meeker’s Reese Harvey grimaces as Rifle’s Alejandro Robles gets ahold of his chin during the heavyweight match Tuesday in Rifle. Robles won 5-0. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
Meeker’s Rowdy Rosendahl tries to scramble away from Rifle’s Cauy Smith as he held down on the mat during the 126 pound weight class Tuesday. Smith pinned Franklin in the first period. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)
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Rifle’s Talon Rowley tries to roll away from Meeker’s Connor Blunt late n the third period of the 132 pound weight class Tuesday in Rifle. Rowley was able to score two points in the last seconds of the match to beat Portwood. (Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram)

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