Wilson makes quick work of opponent on opening day of state tourney
On day one of the wrestling state championship tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Glenwood defending 4A 170 state champion Myles Wilson made quick work of his first opponent in the 182-pound bracket, dispatching Meadville’s Joey Garcia by fall in just 18 seconds to set up a second round matchup with Vista Peak’s Jayden Smith on Friday.
Wilson now sits a perfect 48-0 on the season and appears well on his way to a second straight state championship, albeit at a higher weight class.
Along with Wilson, Glenwood’s Felix Cano (4A 120) and Riley Prough (4A 126) won their respective matches by fall as Cano pinned his opponent at the 5:09 mark, while Prough pinned Windsor’s Braden Perringer at the 2:21 mark to move on to the second round.
Unfortunately for Glenwood senior Larry Flores (4A 138), he came up short in the 138-pound preliminary match, falling to by decision 6-2 to move over to the consolation bracket.
Outside of the group of Glenwood wrestlers, Grand Valley’s AJ Serna (3A 113), Jonathan Pena (3A 138) and Evan Hoff (3A 220) all picked up wins on the opening day of the tournament.
Hoff pinned his opponent in six minutes, while Pena picked up a 4-3 win by decision. Serna added a 7-1 win by decision, but teammate JT Laytham (3A 120) came up short in his first match of the weekend, losing by decision 5-2.
Coal Ridge junior Jacx Power also won his first match of the tournament, pinning Alamosa’s Andrew Sierra at the 3:31 mark to move on to the second round of the bracket. Power will take on The Classical Academy’s Nathan Johns Friday afternoon.
Rifle’s Alex Cordova (3A 170) picked up a 12-6 win by decision in his first match of the tournament, while teammate Maxx Demann (160) picked up a win by fall at the 2:41 mark to move on to the second round. While Cordova and Demann picked up wins for Rifle, Colt Rohrig (3A 132) came up just short in his opening round match, falling by decision 8-4 to move over to the consolation round.
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