Rifle Bears rack up all-league wrestling honors | PostIndependent.com

Rifle Bears rack up all-league wrestling honors

Rifle’s dream wrestling season bred heavy representation on the All-Class 4A Western Slope League team.

Five Bears ” James Conrady (140 pounds), Dano Fugita (160), Kiefer Deere (171), Brian Key (215) and Tad Davis (heavyweight) ” landed first-team selections, while three more Bears ” Larry Schmueser (119), James Martinez (135) and Matt Barrett (152) ” landed honorable mentions.

The honors capped a memorable 2008-09 season for Rifle, which advanced eight wrestlers to the state tournament. Once at state, Conrardy won a state title, Davis took second and Martinez and Key each finished third.

Glenwood Springs saw two wrestlers earn all-league honors ” 125-pounder Vincent Tsosie and heavyweight Greg Orosz. Both were honorable mentions. Orosz took fifth at state.

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