Prep Wrestling: Glenwood rallies to win at Buena Vista; Rohrig leads Rifle |

Prep Wrestling: Glenwood rallies to win at Buena Vista; Rohrig leads Rifle

BUENA VISTA — Glenwood Springs High School’s wrestling team dominated the Buena Vista Invitational dual tournament on Saturday, and Demons senior 170-pounder Justin Barham won the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler award for the upper weight classes.

The Demons defeated Del Norte (60-18), Basalt (66-0) and Salida (54-27) in pool play before earning a 57-12 win over Hotchkiss and a come-from-behind, 41-37 win over host Buena Vista in the tournament’s title dual.

Barham won each of his five matches and four by pin, the quickest win coming against Hotchkiss’ Cameron Matus in 1 minute, 5 seconds.

In the championship match, Glenwood 120-pounder Riley Prough and 126-pounder Larry Flores earned pins to pull the Demons within 37-35 with one match remaining, and 138-pounder Myles Wilson earned a quick pin of Cassey Russel in 19 seconds.

“Our freshmen really stepped up all day,” Glenwood Springs assistant wrestling coach Miles Cook said. “They wrestled like seasoned veterans. That’s a lot of pressure for these young guys, and never mind that it was their first high school tournament.”

Rohrig leads Rifle at Maverick Duals tournament

GRAND JUNCTION — Rifle High School senior Dallas Rohrig finished undefeated in his five matches on Saturday to highlight the Bears’ efforts at the Maverick Duals tournament at Brownson Arena on Saturday.

Rohrig, who wrestled at 132 pounds, won four of his matches by pin, taking just 50 seconds during his final match of the day against Cedaredge.

The Bears, however, brought a limited number of wrestlers to the tournament and lost four of its five dual matches. The Bears’ lone victory came against Montezuma-Cortez in a 42-33 triumph.

Also doing well during the day with individual wrestlers was Grand Valley. The Cardinals got a 5-0 performance from 182-pound senior wrestler Bryan Hegwood, who won each of his five matches by pin. He was the only wrestler in the tournament to accomplish that feat. Also doing well for Grand Valley was senior Miguel Valles, who finished the tournament 4-1.

Coal Ridge also competed in the meet, winning one dual match and tying in another. Senior 170-pounder Cristian Keith finished the day 4-1 for the Titans, winning one of his matches by pinfall in just 15 seconds.

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