Wrestlers head down homestretch; Glenwood swimmers take 3rd
MEEKER — Glenwood Springs High School’s wrestling team went 2-1 in three duals during Saturday afternoon’s Meeker Invitational dual tournament, beating Grand Valley and Battle Mountain and falling to Rifle.
The tournament served as the final warm-up for wrestlers before regional wrestling tournaments take place this coming weekend. The Class 4A meet, where Glenwood and Rifle will go, will be in Montrose. The Class 3A regional will take place in Granby.
The Bears beat the Demons, 35-24, thanks to wins by Rifle’s Alex Cordova (113 pounds), Maxx Demann (126), Dallas Rohrig (132), Alex Rivas (152), Zach Wisniewski (160), Richard Bell (170) and Colton Bumgardner (195). Glenwood beat Grand Valley, 48-33 — mostly on forfeit victories — and Battle Mountain, 48-24. Against the Huskies, Myles Wilson (145), Joel Ordonez (152) and Edgar Carbjal (170) each earned victories by pinfall. Wilson, who wrestled up from his usual 138-pound weight class, was unbeaten in three contested matches.
Rifle went unbeaten in duals during the day, also claiming a 54-18 win against Battle Mountain and a 42-36 victory over Grand Valley. Rohrig and Rivas went unbeaten on the day.
Grand Valley’s wrestlers performed well. Will Hinkle (160) and Jonathan Downing (170) pinned each of their three opponents.
Glenwood girls swimmers third at Western Slope Championships
GRAND JUNCTION — Glenwood Springs High School’s girls swimming team wasn’t able to repeat as the champion of the Western Slope Championships on Saturday, managing a third-place finish at the El Pomar Natatorium.
Durango finished with a team score of 340 to win the meet. Grand Junction was second with 334, with Glenwood (321) and Montrose (271) following.
Glenwood managed to win some individual titles. The Demons’ 200-yard freestyle relay team won in 1 minute, 43.03 seconds to improve on its previous-best time by 4.17 seconds. The Demons’ winning 400 freestyle relay did even better, winning in 3:43.29 for a 12-second improvement.
Jessica Tuttle won a pair of individual events for the Demons, claiming first in the 200 intermediate medley in 2:12.36 and first in the 500 freestyle (5:16.23). She made a 14-second improvement on her previous best in the 500 free. Kendall Vanderhoof also won an individual event, claiming first in the 100 freestyle (54.95). She also finished second in the 50 free (25.28).
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