Girl advances to Colorado wrestling quarterfinals

By: Associated Press
February 21, 2014 Updated: February 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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DENVER — A girl from Denver East High School has advanced to Friday's quarterfinals in Colorado's 5A wrestling tournament.

Maya Nelson, a 120-pound junior, defeated Regis Jesuit's Carl Camposanto 13-9 in a match that drew a lot of attention Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.

The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/1edxcri) reports that a handful of girls have advanced to the final rounds of the wrestling tournament before but none have ever placed.

Nelson says she's been in love with wrestling since she was 4 and has trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

She was scheduled to face Pine Creek freshman Juan Rodriquez in the quarterfinals.

Girl advances to Colorado wrestling quarterfinals

By: Associated Press
Published: February 21, 2014

DENVER — A girl from Denver East High School has advanced to Friday's quarterfinals in Colorado's 5A wrestling tournament. Maya Nelson, a 120-pound junior, defeated Regis Jesuit's Carl Camposanto 13-9 in a match that drew a lot of attention Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. The Denver Post...

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