Prep wrestling roundup: Glenwood grapplers Krauth, Wilson place at Berthoud tournament
Wrestling at the Diny Pickert Invitational in Berthoud on Saturday, the Glenwood Springs Demons finished 12th in the 16-team field and placed two individuals in the top-4 of their respective weight classifications.
In the 182-pound class, Glenwood’s Amos Wilson improved to 31-3 on the season, finishing fourth against some of the top wrestlers in the state.
According to results posted to CHSAA’s trackwrestling.com, after receiving a bye in the opening round, Wilson won by fall in 1:25 over Alex Robles of Centaurus, before being bested by Isaac Renas (20-6) of Vista Peak in 2:21 in the semifinals.
Wilson took down Ezekiel Taylor of Vista Peak in 1:29, before dropping the third-place match to Brian Paxton of Fort Morgan in a 5-2 decision.
Erik Krauth also placed fourth in the 138-pound class to improve to 23-10 on the season, but had to cede the third-place match by medical forfeit.
Krauth defeated Cassidy Park of Weld Central by fall in 1 minute, 8 seconds, then lost a 6-4 decision to Talyn Massie of Berthoud in the quarterfinal.
In the consolation round, Krauth defeated Evan Torres of Berthoud by major decision, 11-3, then won a 6-4 decision over Matt Pecina of Fort Morgan, before forfeiting the third-place match to Massie.
In other Glenwood results, Kodiak Kellogg (5-6) won his championship-round match at 126 pounds by fall over Satchel Hart of Niwot in 2:35, but finished out of the top five; and Elo Garcia (8-9) scored a 12-6 decision over Kai Saito of Littleton, but also finished out of the medals.
Grand Valley, Coal Ridge at Paonia tourney
Competing at the two-day Screaming Eagle wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Paonia, the Grand Valley Cardinals finished sixth out of 23 teams and Coal Ridge was 17th.
Basalt’s Ruben Samuelson (27-0), who is a student at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, was the area’s only individual champion. He won the 170-pound class, sweeping the championship round with match victories over Gavin Baker (Dolores) by fall in 1:20; Dawson David (Palisade) by fall in 25 seconds; Kaleb Rehm (John Mall) by fall in 2:25; and, in the title match, over Dusty Emig (Cedaredge) by fall in 1:55.
Grand Valley’s Conrad Demann (4-1) placed second in the 152-pound class, including a marathon semifinal win over Kody Logan of Soroco by fall in 5:36, before losing the title match in 3:19 to Paonia’s Zeb Etter.
In the 220-pound class, Coal Ridge’s Kaden Lord (19-7) was second, defeating Cordell Garriott of North Park by 3-0 decision in the semifinals, before falling to Levi Peterson of Paonia in 58 seconds.
Other Grand Valley medalists included: Cristian Barragan (12-11), third, 170 pounds; Hayden Grice (24-10), third, 285 pounds; Hector De la Cruz (17-7), fourth, 126 pounds; Teagan Jacobs (17-12), 106 pounds; Isaiah Tigert (16-4), fifth, 145 pounds; and Brayden Harper (7-14), fifth, 182 pounds.
Also placing sixth for Coal Ridge was Jared Richel (19-17) at 138 pounds.
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