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2018 Colorado High School Wrestling Tournament - Final Day

The consolation matches and finals of the State Wrestling Championship takes place at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

The Colorado State High School Wrestling Championship is held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
The Colorado State High School Wrestling Championship is held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Mesa Ridge High School's Dominick Fini grimaces in pain while throwing his opponent Weston Holdren from Grand Junction Central High School at the third place match for 4A 220lb State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini injured his hip at the beginning of the match, but continued wrestling to win 8-1.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Mesa Ridge High School's Dominick Fini grimaces in pain while throwing his opponent Weston Holdren from Grand Junction Central High School at the third place match for 4A 220lb State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini injured his hip at the beginning of the match, but continued wrestling to win 8-1. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Cian Quiroga and Widefield's Nathan Daniels pass each other after Quiroga secured fifth place in their match at the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Cheyenne Mountain's Cian Quiroga and Widefield's Nathan Daniels pass each other after Quiroga secured fifth place in their match at the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Dominick Fini walks off the mats with the help of his coaches from Mesa Ridge High School after securing third place in the 4A 220lb bracket in the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini re-injured his hip at the start of the match match but pulled through to win 8-1.

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Dominick Fini walks off the mats with the help of his coaches from Mesa Ridge High School after securing third place in the 4A 220lb bracket in the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini re-injured his hip at the start of the match match but pulled through to win 8-1. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Dominick Fini walks off the mats with the help of his coaches from Mesa Ridge High School after securing third place in the 4A 220lb bracket in the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini re-injured his hip at the start of the match match but pulled through to win 8-1.

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Dominick Fini walks off the mats with the help of his coaches from Mesa Ridge High School after securing third place in the 4A 220lb bracket in the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Fini re-injured his hip at the start of the match match but pulled through to win 8-1. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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The Colorado State High School Wrestling Championship is held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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The Colorado State High School Wrestling Championship is held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez throws Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Hanenberg won 2-1 in a last second comeback.

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Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez throws Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Hanenberg won 2-1 in a last second comeback. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Discovery Canyon's Patrick Allis makes a comeback victory against Windsor's Vance VomBaur to win the 120-4A title 5-4 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg pumps his fist in victory as the referee signals his two-point comeback score against Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez to win 2-1 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg pumps his fist in victory as the referee signals his two-point comeback score against Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez to win 2-1 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Mother Rebecca Valdez, father Procopio Ruben Valdez and sister Reina Valdez cheer as Mesa Ridge's Elijah Valdez defeats Pueblo County's Christopher Fasano 4-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Mother Rebecca Valdez, father Procopio Ruben Valdez and sister Reina Valdez cheer as Mesa Ridge's Elijah Valdez defeats Pueblo County's Christopher Fasano 4-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Cheyenne Mountain's Mike McFadden defeats Pueblo County's Jaxon Garoutte 7-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Cheyenne Mountain's Mike McFadden defeats Pueblo County's Jaxon Garoutte 7-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Mesa Ridge's Elijah Valdez hugs his father Procopio Ruben Valdez after defeating Pueblo County's Christopher Fasano 4-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Elijah's mother Rebecca Valdez and sister Reina Valdez wait to get celebratory hugs as well.

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Mesa Ridge's Elijah Valdez hugs his father Procopio Ruben Valdez after defeating Pueblo County's Christopher Fasano 4-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Elijah's mother Rebecca Valdez and sister Reina Valdez wait to get celebratory hugs as well. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns tries to escape from Valley's Josh Flanagan in overtime at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Johns escaped after several tries to win 3-2.

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns tries to escape from Valley's Josh Flanagan in overtime at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Johns escaped after several tries to win 3-2. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns tries to escape from Valley's Josh Flanagan in overtime at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Johns escaped after several tries to win 3-2.

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns tries to escape from Valley's Josh Flanagan in overtime at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. Johns escaped after several tries to win 3-2. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns thrusts a finger up for victory after escaping in overtime to score a point against Valley's Josh Flanagan and win 3-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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The Classical Academy's Nathan Johns thrusts a finger up for victory after escaping in overtime to score a point against Valley's Josh Flanagan and win 3-2 at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg defeates Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez 2-1 in a last second comeback at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Air Academy's Jason Hanenberg defeates Pueblo East's Aaden Valdez 2-1 in a last second comeback at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Mesa Ridge's Michael True walks out of the stadium with coach Rob Braaten after losing to Pueblo East's Andy Garcia at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. 

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Mesa Ridge's Michael True walks out of the stadium with coach Rob Braaten after losing to Pueblo East's Andy Garcia at the finals of the State Wrestling Championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on February 17, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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