Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Photos: Gallery | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Colorado State High School Wrestling Finals

Highlights from the action at the Pepsi Center in Denver Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Photos by Christian Murdock

Coronado’s Stephen Dabelko, right, tries to take down Pomona’s Justin Pacheco in the 5A 113-pound finals Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pacheco won 3-0. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Coronado's Stephen Dabelko, right, tries to take down Pomona's Justin Pacheco in the 5A 113-pound finals Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pacheco won 3-0. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Peyton’s Britton Holmes takes down Ignacio’s Ethan Appenzeller during their 2A 145-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Holmes won his second title with a 5-3 win. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Peyton’s Britton Holmes takes down Ignacio’s Ethan Appenzeller during their 2A 145-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Holmes won his second title with a 5-3 win. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Mesa Ridge’s Elijah Valdez tries to take down Niwot Tommy Stager during their 4A 145-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Stager won 14-4. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mesa Ridge’s Elijah Valdez tries to take down Niwot Tommy Stager during their 4A 145-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Stager won 14-4. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Discovery Canyon’s Patrick Allis, bottom, battles Pueblo County’s Brendon Garcia during the 106-pound 4A finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Discovery Canyon’s Patrick Allis, bottom, battles Pueblo County’s Brendon Garcia during the 106-pound 4A finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Pine Creek’s Peter Isais battles Cheyenne Mountain’s Zac Baker in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Pine Creek's Peter Isais battles Cheyenne Mountain's Zac Baker in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Coronado’s Stephen Dabelko, front, battles Pomona’s Justin Pacheco in the 5A 113-pound finals Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pacheco won 3-0. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Coronado's Stephen Dabelko, front, battles Pomona's Justin Pacheco in the 5A 113-pound finals Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pacheco won 3-0. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Poudre’s Jacob Greenwood takes down Coronado’s KJ Kearns in the 5A 138-pound finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Greenwood won 16-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Poudre's Jacob Greenwood takes down Coronado's KJ Kearns in the 5A 138-pound finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Greenwood won 16-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Discovery Canyon’s Patrick Allis escapes from Pueblo County’s Brendon Garcia during the 106-pound 4A finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis escapes from Pueblo County's Brendon Garcia during the 106-pound 4A finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Peyton’s Britton Holmes wrestles Ignacio’s Ethan Appenzeller in the 2A 145-pound final match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Holmes won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Peyton's Britton Holmes wrestles Ignacio's Ethan Appenzeller in the 2A 145-pound final match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Holmes won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Discovery Canyon’s Patrick Allis, right, battles Pueblo County’s Brendon Garcia during the 4A 106-pound finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis, right, battles Pueblo County's Brendon Garcia during the 4A 106-pound finals match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 11-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Cheyenne Mountain’s Zac Baker tries to take down Pine Creek’s Peter Isais in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cheyenne Mountain's Zac Baker tries to take down Pine Creek's Peter Isais in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Isais won 13-6. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Pine Creek’s Peter Isais celebrates his 13-6 win over Cheyenne Mountain’s Zac Baker as time expires in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Pine Creek's Peter Isais celebrates his 13-6 win over Cheyenne Mountain's Zac Baker as time expires in the 4A 160-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Coronado’s Jimmy Weaver battles Ponderosa’s Jayden Woodruff in the 5A 182-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Weaver won 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Coronado's Jimmy Weaver battles Ponderosa's Jayden Woodruff in the 5A 182-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Weaver won 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Coronado’s Jimmy Weaver holds down Ponderosa’s Jayden Woodruff as his coaches watch during the 5A 182-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Weaver won 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Coronado's Jimmy Weaver holds down Ponderosa's Jayden Woodruff as his coaches watch during the 5A 182-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Weaver won 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Coronado’s Jimmy Weaver looks into the crowd after defeating Ponderosa’s Jayden Woodruff 2-1 in the 5A 182-championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Coronado's Jimmy Weaver looks into the crowd after defeating Ponderosa's Jayden Woodruff 2-1 in the 5A 182-championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Mesa Ridge’s Dominick Fini wrestles Pueblo West’s Westin Hunt in the 4A 220-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Hunt pinned Fini in the second period. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Mesa Ridge's Dominick Fini wrestles Pueblo West's Westin Hunt in the 4A 220-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Hunt pinned Fini in the second period. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Mesa Ridge’s Dominick Fini lies on the mat as Pueblo West’s Westin Hunt celebrates his second-period pin in the 4A 220-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mesa Ridge’s Dominick Fini lies on the mat as Pueblo West’s Westin Hunt celebrates his second-period pin in the 4A 220-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala, bottom, fights off a pin attempt by Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 9-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala, bottom, fights off a pin attempt by Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 9-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala, right, battles Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 9-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala, right, battles Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Garcia won 9-5. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala lies on the ground as Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia celebrates after defeating Saipala 9-5 in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sand Creek’s Alefosio Saipala lies on the ground as Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia celebrates after defeating Saipala 9-5 in the 4A 285-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, during the Colorado 2A-3A-4A-5A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

Buy Photo
0