Prep wrestling: Bears take third place in Gypsum
GYPSUM — Rifle High School’s wrestling team got two weight-class champions at the Eagle Valley Invitational on Saturday, helping the Bears post a third-place finish in the 19-team tournament.
Winning at 138 pounds was Rifle’s Oscar Ruelas, who beat Moffat County’s Brayden Peterson by a 9-4 decision. Taking first at 285 pounds was Jose Prodo of Rifle, who pinned Xavier Mendoza of Eagle Valley in 2:33.
Rifle’s Alex Rivas took third in the 152-pound weight class beating Moffat County’s Jesus Duarte in a major decision, 13-0. His teammate, 195-pounder Clayton Coombs, took third, and Colten Bumgardner took fifth at 182 pounds.
Rifle finished third with 117 points. Cedaredge won the tournament with 178.5, with Eagle Valley following (172).
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Grand Valley finished seventh with 55 points. Coal Ridge finished 10th in the team standings with 41 points.
Winning at 160 pounds was Grand Valley’s William Hinkle, who beat Moffat County’s Stelios Peroulis by an 8-1 decision. Cardinal Miguel Valles reached the 132-pound final, only to lose to Summit’s Nick Wittrock 5-3.
For Coal Ridge, finishing third at 126 pounds was Tristin Charboneau. Finishing fourth at 182 pounds is teammate Nelson Bell.
Demons win two at Mead dual tournament
MEAD — Glenwood Springs High School‘s wrestling team finished 2-3 at the Mead Dual Invitational tournament on Saturday, defeating Eaton (39-37), and Wheat Ridge (54-15). The Demons were defeated by Columbine (39-32), Lewis-Palmer (62-15), and Mead (45-29).
Seventeen of the Demons’ wins were won by pinfalls. Christian Gonzalez of Glenwood, wrestling at 195 pounds, earned a 21-second pin of Daniel Harrison of Class 5A Columbine. It was the quickest pin of the day for the Demons. Gonzalez won each of his five matches by pin.
Miguel Mendoza, 106-pounder won four of his matches, his best a pin over Mead’s Austin Taylor in 53 seconds. Riley Prough, wrestling at 120 pounds won three matches.
Myles Wilson, who wrestled at 138 pounds, won each of his five matches and two by pin, his best in 2 minutes, 36 seconds. Justin Barham won four matches and three by pin, the quickest pin coming against Mead’s Gino Musick in 47 seconds.
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