Seven Wrestlers Defend Colorado State Championship Title
- Written on Wednesday, 06 March 2013
- Written by Ryan Lance
(Youth1 Wrestling) – Over the weekend, wrestlers from the state of Colorodo had the opportunity to participate in two state championship events that were taking place throughout the state. The 2013 Colorado State Championships - PPWL/USAW took place at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock, Co while the Colorado Youth All State Wrestling Championships took place at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. Over 1,200 of the states youth grapplers competed between the two events with the hopes of capturing a coveted Colorado State Championship.
Below, we take a look at the top palce winners in the 15U division from the Colorado State Championships - PPWL/USAW event.
Malik Heinselman of the
Jason Hanenberg of Rocky Mountain Wrestling defended his state championship when he defeated Jalen Fisher of Widefield in 1:57 of the 82-pound championship. It was consolation champion Benjamin Euresti of Bear Cave Wrestling who took home the second place prize after defeating Fisher in the true 2nd place match by fall in 2:20.
Preston Weaver of the Legend Jr Titans won his first state championship when he defeated teammate Dustin Mervin by fall in 4:30 of the 88-pound championship match. Taking home the consolation championship was Alexzandra Vasquez from Duran Wrestling Club as he defeated Brayden Mogg of Olympian Wrestling 6-4.
Coming away with the 95-pound title was Gerimie Meier of
Winning the 102-pound championship was 2012 State Champion Jacob Greenwood of the Grit Athletics Wrestling.
Grant Willits of the Steel City Elite won the 109-pound with a 3-1 decision over Zac Hanenberg of the Mat Burners in the final match. Willits went 5-0 to capture his first state championship. Hanenberg finished in second with a 5-1 final over third seed Thomas Stager of Mile High Wrestling.
Steel City Elite’s Christophe Sandoval won his second consecutive state championship after a 12-0 defeat over Britton Holmes of Peyton. The title was Sandoval’s third of the season as he also captured a New Mexico National Showdown and a Wild West Championship. Winning the third place title was Anthony Salazar from Pinecreek Eagles Wrestling with a :55 fall over Brandon Lucero from Cheyenne Mountain Wrestling.
Hunter Willits of the Steel City Elite defended his state championship when he won the 123-pound title after pinning Wyatt Lee of Peyton in 4:04 in the final round. Lee pinned consolation bracket winner, Jared Connell of Oympian Wrestling in 0:41 in the battle for second.
Defending his 2012 state championship was Peter Isais of Pinecreek Eagles Wrestling who defeated Zac Baker of Cheyenne Mountain Wrestling in sudden victory 4-2 victory in the 130-puond title match. Baker captured second place with a sudden victory 5-3 decision against consolation champion Justin Davis of the Steel City Elite.
Elias Manzanares of P.O.W.A. defeated Daytwan Shirley of Westside Wrestling Club in thrilling fashion, 3-2, to win the 137-pound gold medal. Fabian Estrada from
Dante Garcia of the Steel City Elite pinned Ryan Weber of
Peyton’s Jimmy Weaver secured his second consecutive state title when he won the title for the 156-pound weight class with a pin in 2:35 against Ezequial Silva of Junior Cougar Wrestling. Weaver was a winner of last year’s 144-pound championship. Consolation champion Zeke Johnson of Score Wrestling took second after pinning Ezequial Silva in 2:31.
In a two person round robin, Nicholas Cote of Westside Wrestling secured first place when he defeated Donavin Rincon of the Steel City Elite in the championship by fall in 4:25 and 1:56.
Zach Garrard of
Winning the 265-pound title was none other than Hunter Mooring of Pueblo West with a pin on Fox Garza of Niwot Junior Wrestling in 2:24 in the championship match. Garza secured second place with a 4-0 victory over Marcos Olivas of the Grit Athletics.
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