Prep wrestling: Three Demons finish day unbeaten
BUENA VISTA — Cristian Gonzalez, Myles Wilson and Riley Prough each went 4-0 on the day for the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling team, which finished 3-1 during the Buena Vista Invitational tournament on Saturday.
Wilson, a fifth-place finisher at the Class 4A State Championships a year ago, split time between 152 and 160 pounds. His biggest win of the tournament, assistant coach Miles Cook said, came with his 4-1 decision over Wade Katzdorn of Hotchkiss at 160 pounds. His performance also earned him the award for the tournament’s outstanding wrestler in the upper weight classes, which went from 138 pounds and up.
Prough won each of his matches at 120 pounds, and Gonzalez split time between 195 and 220 in going unbeaten on the day.
Glenwood picked up dual victories over Salida (56-12), Basalt (51-30) and Swink (39-27), which is one of the top programs in 2A. The Demons lost a dual to Hotchkiss, 63-14.
County teams hold their own in G.J.
GRAND JUNCTION — JT Latham and Jonathan Downing of Grand Valley each won a pair of matches and Coal Ridge’s Rudy Devora picked up a pair of pins during the Colorado Mesa University Duals at Brownson Arena on Saturday.
Rifle also earned a slim dual victory over Coal Ridge, 32-30, thanks in part to a major-decision victory by Alex Rivera at 170 pounds and a pin by Isaiah Garcia at 113.
Latham, a 106-pounder, pinned Colton Reynolds of Montezuma Cortez and Danny Wenzel of Coal Ridge. Downing pinned Couy Harrington of Coal Ridge and Elijah Lansing of Cortez.
Coal Ridge did come away with a dual victory — a 42-27 triumph over Rangely. Each of the three Garfield County teams who participated in the tournament did not fill all of their weight classes.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament Saturday.