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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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.