Prep wrestling: Grand Valley ties Delta in triangular
The Grand Valley Cardinals managed to size up evenly with Delta on Saturday, claiming a 39-39 tie in a meet that also included Durango.
Grand Valley’s Keenan Strauss notched a 2:44 fall over Delta’s Rowdy Sharpe in a 132-pound matchup. Also picking up a win, 182-pound Cardinals grappler Cristian Barragon recorded a 1:10 fall over Delta’s Xavier Martinez. Teammate Brayden Harper would record a 2:37 fall over Delta’s James Goff in a 195-pound match up. Teammate Hector De La Cruz picked up 39-second fall over Delta’s Angel Romero in a 126-pound matchup
Meanwhile, 285-pounder Hayden Grice of Grand Valley recorded a 1:23 fall over Delta’s Esteban Berrelleza.
For decisions, the Cardinals’ Teagan Jacobs recorded a 5-1 decision of Delta’s Kyle Chaffin in the 106-pound matchup.
GRAND VALLEY 32, DURANGO 48
In the same triangular, Jacobs managed to tech fall Durango’s Dillon Harris 16-0 in the 106-pound matchup. Hector De La Cruz would record a 55-second fall over Julian Degas in the 126-pound matchup. Keenan Strauss decisioned Riley Belt 6-5 in the 132-pound bout. Dominic Mendoza picked up a 3:18 fall over Durango’s Dale Harris in the 152-pound bout.
In the 195-pound match, the Cardinals’ Brayden Harper picked up a 2:47 fall over Durango’s Zachary Haber. Grice would pick up a 1:06 fall against Durango’s Vincente Draper.
COAL RIDGE 30, HAYDEN 52
Coal Ridge faced off against Hayden Feb. 4, recording a 52-30 loss.
Highlights included Coal Ridge’s Cooper Thurmon, who recorded a 1:21 fall over Hayden’s Cameron Campbell in a 120-pound matchup.
RIFLE 48, COAL RIDGE 24
Rifle took on Coal Ridge in a Feb. 5 triangular, winning 48-24.
Highlights included Rifle’s Grant Houser picking up a 1:03 fall over Jonathan McCartney in a 182-pound matchup. At 195 pounds, Rifle’s Alex Gouardado picked up a 42-second fall over Jackson Greene. At 220 pounds, Rifle grappler Corey Edwards took Angelo Perea at a 3:38 fall.
Other wins for Rifle included Caleb Gieselman with a 46-second fall over Emjai Holder at 126 pounds. At 132 pounds, Parker Miller took Jonathan Bolitho with a 5:49 fall. Bryce Rowly recorded a 1:57 fall over Luke Dunbar at 138 pounds.
Coal Ridge’s Cooper Thurmon picked up the Titans’ lone win with a 46-second fall over Kellen Johnson at 120 pounds.
RIFLE 42, RANGELY 12
In the same triangular, Rifle took Rangely 42-12.
Highlights for Rifle include Alex Guardado taking Jaxon Torsell with a 1:47 fall at 195 pounds. Parker Miller recorded a 1:23 fall over Kobey Chism at 132 pounds.
RIFLE 45, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 26
Rifle toppled Battlemountain 45-26 in a Feb. 6 triangular that also included Eagle Valley.
Highlights for Rifle included Alex Guardado picking up an 11-5 decision over Matthew Marshall Jones at 195 pounds. At 113 pounds, Kellen Johnson recorded a 2:24 fall over Chris Ortiz. At 120 pounds, Hunter Bercher took Owen Kootnz with a 2:39 fall. Bryce Rowly recorded a 1:26 fall over Tommy Johnson at 138 pounds.
EAGLE VALLEY 39, RIFLE 26
In the same triangular, Eagle Valley took Rifle 39-26.
Highlights for Rifle included Alex Guardado taking Aiden Valdez with a 12-4 major decision at 195 pounds. Kellen Johnson recorded a 1:38 fall over Erick Ornelas. Hunter Bercher took Sean Castillor with a 46-second fall at 120 pounds. At 132 pounds, Parker Miller recorded a 10-2 major decision against Brody Nielsen.
At 138 pounds, Rifle’s Bryce Rowley would record the Bears’ last win, with a 2-minute fall over James Bretz.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 33, SUMMIT 30
Glenwood Springs bested Summit during a Feb. 4 triangular that also included Steamboat Springs.
Highlights for the Demons include Leobardo Meraz picking up a 16-12 decision over Aiden Collins at 132 pounds. At 138 pounds, Ray Rosenmerkel took Carsten Slack with a 50-second fall. Elo Garcia took Wylam Moratta with a 40-second fall at 160 pounds.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 35, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS 25
In the same triangular, the Demons beat the Sailors 35-25.
Highlights for the Demons included 120-pounder Nathan Sandoval picked up a 18-3 tech fall at 5:56 against Kaleb Young. At 132 pounds, Leobardo Meraz took Archer Bosick with a 5:27 fall. Kodiak Kellogg took Brodie Bosick with a 3:50 fall at 152 pounds.
Other wins for the Demons included Elo Garcia recording a 42-second fall against Layton Morrison at 160 pounds. At 170 pounds, JoJohn Ritter took Henry Dismuke with a 24-second fall. At 182 pounds, Cameron Small picked up a 52-second fall over Eli Moon.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 48, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 24
In a Feb. 9 triangular that also included Eagle Mountain, the Demons took Battle Mountain 28-24.
Highlights for the Demons included Jairo Achovarria picking up a 2:36 fall over Chris Ortiz at 113 pounds. At 120 pounds, Nathan Sandoval took Owen Koontz with a 3:05 fall. Isaac Lepe took Victor Escobar with a 5:28 fall at 126 pounds. Ray Rosenmerkel took Tommy Johnson with a 1:18 fall at 138 pounds.
Other wins for Glenwood Springs included Kodiak Kellog taking Benjamin Harrison with a 1:07 fall at 145 pounds. At 152 pounds, JoJohn Ritter nabbed a 1:15 fall over Tyson Vasquez. At 160 pounds, Elo Garcio recorded a 1:50 fall over Ignacio Velasco.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 12, EAGLE VALLEY 67
In the same triangular, the Demons lost to Eagle Mountain 67-12.
The lone highlight for the Demons included Leobordo Meraz taking Brody Nielsen with a 27-second fall over Brody Nielsen at 132 pounds.
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