High School Wrestlers Battle in Regionals

High school wrestling teams traveled across Colorado for their regional wrestling tournaments.

The top four finishers of each weight class from each region advance to the State Championships. The State Championships are next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Pepsi Center in Denver.

Central, Montrose, and Palisade were in 4A Region 4 at Montrose High School. These three schools had state qualifiers in thirteen of the fourteen weight classes. The following wrestlers are state qualifiers from Central, Montrose, or Palisade with their place in the regional tournament:

106: Jacob McClaskey (Central) - 1st place
113: Grady Nickolaus (Montrose) - 3rd place
120: Fabian Lujan (Montrose) - 3rd place
132: Andrew Bench (Central) - 2nd place
138: Riley Garner-Orr (Central) - 1st place
145: Paul Salazar (Central) - 2nd place
145: Cody Head (Palisade) - 4th place
152: Austin Bernal (Palisade) - 1st place
160: Isaac Maestas (Palisade) - 1st place
160: Tanner Hickey (Central) - 3rd place
170: EJ Barrera (Central) - 1st place
170: Joseph Catnesse (Montrose) - 3rd place
182: Weston Holdren (Central) - 2nd place
182: Jose Medrano (Palisade) - 4th place
195: Terrance Williams (Palisade) - 1st place
220: Wesley Buford (Palisade) - 4th place
285: Sam Distel (Montrose) - 1st place

The Fruita Monument Wildcats traveled to to Fountain Ft. Carson High School for their 5A Region 1 regional. The following Wildcat wrestlers qualified for the State Championships:

120: Remington McLean (Fruita) - 3rd place
138: Daniel Van Hoose (Fruita) - 2nd place
195: Keegan Bailey (Fruita) - 3rd place

Coming off their Southwestern League Championship, the Grand Junction Tigers were in 5A Region 3 and had state qualifiers in ten of the thirteen weight classes, including five first-place finishers. The following Grand Junction wrestlers qualified for the State Championships:

106: Dawson Collins (GJ) - 1st place
113: Angello Guillen (GJ) - 2nd place
120: Talen Valerio (GJ) - 4th place
126: Tyren Castonguay (GJ) - 1st place
132: Dylan Martinez (GJ) - 1st place
145: Josiah Rider (GJ) - 1st place
160: Jay Skalecki (GJ) - 2nd place
170: Seth Latham (GJ) - 1st place
182: Hunter Tobiasson (GJ) - 2nd place
220: Shawn Garcia (GJ) - 2nd place





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