Prep wrestling: Four Demons go 5-0 at G.J. wrestling tourney
GRAND JUNCTION — Glenwood Springs High School’s wrestling team found a lot of favorable matchups during the Tiger duals tournament on Saturday.
Three Glenwood wrestlers remained unbeaten on the season, and the Demons went unbeaten in its five dual matches of the day during the tournament held at Grand Junction High School.
“We wound up being paired up really well during the day,” Glenwood assistant coach Miles Cook said. “The kids are really starting to compete well, and from last week to this week I think we’ve really started to see the rust falling off from the offseason.
“We really wrestled well the whole day,” the coach continued.
Three members of the team who have continued to wrestle well since the previous week’s season opener were Myles Cook (152), Cristian Gonzalez (195) and Riley Prough (120). Cook earned five pins, with one of them coming at 160 pounds in 3 minutes, 11 seconds against Moffat County’s Hugo Hernandez. Prough earned four pins and an 11-7 decision against Center’s Erik Perez, a win that coach Cook said was one of the Demons’ most impressive wins of the day.
All three posted a 5-0 record for the day and improved to 9-0 this season. Also going unbeaten was Glenwood 220-pounder Gerry Viveros, whose most impressive win came with a pin of Moffat County’s Franklin Masterson at heavyweight in 2:17.
Glenwood also posted dual wins as a team against Coal Ridge (45-36), Eagle Valley (48-36), Center (45-24), Moffat County (42-28) and Montezuma Cortez (42-30). The Demons managed to do it while forfeiting at two weight classes, most commonly at 113 and 145 pounds. The Demons wrestle again on Wednesday at Battle Mountain.
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