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Rifle wrestlers defeat Palisade and Steamboat

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The Rifle High School varsity wrestling team scored two team wins at the Steamboat Springs triangular meet with Steamboat and Palisade on Jan. 23. Here are the results:

Rifle 42, Palisade 24

106 pounds: Hunter Bercher (Rifle) over Tyrus Despain (Palisade) by 4-2 decision

113: Mikey  Salazar (Palisade) over Matthew Justice (Rifle) by fall

120: Jacob Lee (Palisade) over Caleb Gieselman (Rifle) by 5-0 decision

126: Cauy Smith (Rifle) over Judah Guajardo (Palisade) by 4-3 decision

132: Talon Cordova (Rifle) over Nathan Bollinger (Palisade) by fall, 2:00

138: Bryce Rowley (Rifle) over Phallen Salvati (Palisade) by fall, 4:00

145: Joshua Contreras (Palisade) over Justin Henderson (Rifle) by 6-2 decision

152: Zach Barnett (Palisade) by forfeit

160: Dillon Tiffany (Rifle) over Lodan Head (Palisade) by fall, 4:00

170: Dawson David (Palisade) over Levi Miller (Rifle) by fall, 2:00

182: Grant Houser (Rifle) over Sasha Guerra (Palisade) by fall

195: Alex Guardado (Rifle) over Usiel Romero (Palisade) by fall

220: double forfeit

285: Alejandro Robles (Rifle) by forfeit.

Rifle 43, Steamboat Springs 24

106: Hunter Bercher (Rifle) over Cole Muhme (Steamboat), 9-0 major decision

113: Matthew Justice (Rifle) over Kaleb Young (Steamboat), 6-1 decision 

120: Caleb Gieselman (Rifle) over Archer Bosick (Steamboat), by fall

126: Cauy Smith (Rifle) by forfeit 

132: Spencer Mader (Steamboat) over Talon Cordova (Rifle) (Fall 3:39) 

138: Tucker Havel (Steamboat) over Bryce Rowley (Rifle) (Dec 4-2) 

145: Kirby Reeves (Steamboat) over Uriel Gonzalez (Rifle) (Fall 2:56) 

152 pounds: Caleb Anderson (Steamboat) over Justin Henderson (Rifle) by fall

160: Dillon Tiffany (Rifle) by forfeit

170: Levi Miller (Rifle) by forfeit 

182: Grant Houser (Rifle) by forfeit 

195: John Slowey (Steamboat) over Alex Guardado (Rifle), 9-7 sudden victory 

220: double forfeit 

285: Alejandro Robles (Rifle) by forfeit

Cardinals’ Demann 152-pound runner-up at Paonia 

Competing at the two-day Screaming Eagle wrestling tournament Jan. 24-25 at Paonia, the Grand Valley Cardinals finished sixth out of 23 teams, and Coal Ridge was 17th.

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.

And placing sixth at 138 pounds for Coal Ridge was Jared Richel (19-17).


Rifle’s wrestlers compete at Olathe on Thursday and are at home vs. Meeker at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Coal Ridge is at Basalt Thursday and Meeker Feb. 8, and Grand Valley wrestles at Cedaredge on Feb. 6 and is at home vs. Olathe on Feb. 7.

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