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Colorado High School Wrestling-Day One

Day one of the Colorado State Wrestling Championships were held at the Pepsi Center on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns is on the way to pinning Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns is on the way to pinning Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns (right) defeated Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns (right) defeated Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns (right) defeated Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns (right) defeated Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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TCA wrestler Nathan Johns signals upward after pinning his opponent. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The referee watches as TCA wrestler Nathan Johns pins Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182 lb. bracket of the 3A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (top) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (front) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (top) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (bottom) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon wrestler Darian Palacio (right) defeated Sand Creek wrestler Caesar Sanchez in the Class 4A, 113 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (fbottom) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks (front) defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Kevin Hooks defeated Pine Creek Draygan Colonese in the Class 4A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon wrestler Darian Palacio (left) defeated Sand Creek wrestler Caesar Sanchez in the Class 4A, 113 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon wrestler Darian Palacio (left) defeated Sand Creek wrestler Caesar Sanchez in the Class 4A, 113 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Manitou Springs wrestler Jacob McCarley (right) defeated Skyview wrestler Tristan Eskridge in the Class 3A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Manitou Springs wrestler Jacob McCarley (right) defeated Skyview wrestler Tristan Eskridge in the Class 3A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Manitou Springs wrestler Jacob McCarley (top) defeated Skyview wrestler Tristan Eskridge in the Class 3A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Manitou Springs wrestler Jacob McCarley (right) defeated Skyview wrestler Tristan Eskridge in the Class 3A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Manitou Springs wrestler Jacob McCarley (right) defeated Skyview wrestler Tristan Eskridge in the Class 3A, 145 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Woodland Park wrestler Jacob Garner (left) defeated Pagosa Springs wrestler Colton Castro in the Class 3A 160 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Woodland Park wrestler Jacob Garner (top) defeated Pagosa Springs wrestler Colton Castro in the Class 3A 160 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Calhan wrestler Brayden Dillingham (top) defeated Dolores Huerta wrestler Dante Molina in the Class 2A, 220 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Calhan wrestler Brayden Dillingham (bottom) defeated Dolores Huerta wrestler Dante Molina in the Class 2A, 220 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Calhan wrestler Brayden Dillingham (top) defeated Dolores Huerta wrestler Dante Molina in the Class 2A, 220 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Calhan wrestler Brayden Dillingham (top) defeated Dolores Huerta wrestler Dante Molina in the Class 2A, 220 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Calhan wrestler Brayden Dillingham (right) is congratulated by his coaches after beating Dolores Huerta wrestler Dante Molina in the Class 2A, 220 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Ellicott wrestler Ben McCaffrey wrestles Sedgewick County wrestler Shawn Bailey in the 285 lb. bracket of the 2A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Ellicott wrestler Ben McCaffrey (too) wrestles Sedgewick County wrestler Shawn Bailey in the 285 lb. bracket of the 2A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Ellicott wrestler Ben McCaffrey (left) wrestles Sedgewick County wrestler Shawn Bailey in the 285 lb. bracket of the 2A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Ellicott wrestler Ben McCaffrey (left) wrestles Sedgewick County wrestler Shawn Bailey in the 285 lb. bracket of the 2A state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Coronado wrestler Johnny Lopez (right) defeated Grand View wrestler Matthew Frye in Class 5A of the 138 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Coronado wrestler Johnny Lopez (right) defeated Grand View wrestler Matthew Frye in Class 5A of the 138 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Air Academy wrestler Jason Hanenberg (top) defeated Lewis-Palmer wrestler Max Voshage in Class 4A of the 132 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Air Academy wrestler Jason Hanenberg (right) defeated Lewis-Palmer wrestler Max Voshage in Class 4A of the 132 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Air Academy wrestler Jason Hanenberg (right) defeated Lewis-Palmer wrestler Max Voshage in Class 4A of the 132 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon wrestler Jared Turner (front) defeated Falcon wrestler Raymond Mendoza in Class 4A of the 132 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon wrestler Jared Turner (top) defeated Falcon wrestler Raymond Mendoza in Class 4A of the 132 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Lewis-Pamer wrestler Skyler Hunt (top) wrestled Greeley Central wrestler Ricky Zavala Class 4A of the 106 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Lewis-Pamer wrestler Skyler Hunt (top) wrestled Greeley Central wrestler Ricky Zavala Class 4A of the 106 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Falcon wrestler Kenneth Crosby (right) defeated Central Grand Junction wrestler Luke Pleasant in the 4A of the 106 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Falcon wrestler Kenneth Crosby (left) defeated Central Grand Junction wrestler Luke Pleasant in the 4A of the 106 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Falcon wrestler Kenneth Crosby (front) defeated Central Grand Junction wrestler Luke Pleasant in the 4A of the 106 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Rick Stark (left) wrestled Longmont wrestler Gio Wilson in the 4A of the 126 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Rick Stark (top) wrestled Longmont wrestler Gio Wilson in the 4A of the 126 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Rick Stark (top) wrestled Longmont wrestler Gio Wilson in the 4A of the 126 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Rick Stark (left) wrestled Longmont wrestler Gio Wilson in the 4A of the 126 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain wrestler Rick Stark injured his shoulder while wrestling Longmont wrestler Gio Wilson in the 4A of the 126 lb. bracket on the first day of the state wrestling championships. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Peyton wrestler Lane Wilfong (right) wrestled Yuma wrestler Joey Ross in the Class 2A in the 113 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Peyton wrestler Iley Tuttle gets thrown to the mat by Wiggins wrestler Marc Bargdoll during the Class 2A, 106 lb. bracket of the state wrestling tournament. The first day of Colorado State Wrestling was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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