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The Gazette's Wrestling Coach of the Year: Ron Sukle, Discovery Canyon

Sports: Gazette Preps : Wrestling Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Not many can match the credentials recorded by Discovery Canyon wrestling coach Ron Sukle in just seven seasons since ...

The Gazette's All-Area Wrestling teams

Sports: Gazette Preps : Wrestling Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

A look at The Gazette's All-Area Wrestling teams.

Wrestling: All-conference teams

Sports: Gazette Preps : Wrestling Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

All-conference wrestling teams.

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  • Peak Performers: Sam Turner, Discovery Canyon, Justin Petrash, Air Academy, wrestling

    Justin Petrash and Sam Turner are 165 pounds apart, but both wrestlers have something in common - they're state champions. Petrash, a 285-pounder from Air Academy, and Turner, a 120-pounder from Discovery Canyon, each won state championship matches Saturday by decision. For Petrash, a senior wrestling his final high school match, it was the...

  • Florence's Yslas falls in final but enjoys tournament ride

    DENVER - Sooner or later, all good things must come to an end. Florence wrestler Jake Yslas found that out the hard way when his dream journey through the Class 3A 126-pound state wrestling bracket ended in the finals with a 6-3 loss to Valley's Ruben Lucero at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. "It really hurts right now," Yslas said. It'll...

  • State wrestling: Petrash saddles up and rides to 285-pound title

    Denver - Success breeds success. The first thing out of the mouth of newly crowned 4A heavyweight champion Justin Petrash was a shout out to the former Air Academy champion and current Air Force Academy wrestler Rip Price, who won the 220 title in 2012. "This is what I've been working for four years," Petrash said after exchanging matside...

  • State wrestling: Benford, Supernaw come up short in finals

    DENVER - Fountain-Fort Carson wrestler Rashawn Benford laid on his back, looking at the rafters of the Pepsi Center on Saturday. He knew his chance at a state title was nearly impossible at this point. With a possible dislocated shoulder, however, Benford battled back for one point in the last minute of his final wrestling match of high...

  • Klee: A brother's love brings state title to Discovery Canyon

    DENVER — Who's the noisy guy? Who's the dude in the Discovery Canyon letterman's jacket hollering like he's trying to catch a cab? Who's he hugging . and why won't he let go? "When I won state ." Steve Turner's voice trailed off. "This is 10 times better than that." This is his baby brother winning state. This is a big brother so...

  • Learning loss for Hankin

    Denver - A battle between returning state champions was as close as you would expect it to be, but of the pitcher's-duel variety more than a slugfest. Coronado junior Jess Hankin was unable to penetrate the defenses of Cherry Creek senior Mitch Finesilver, losing a 1-0 decision on an escape by Finesilver early in the third period. Hankin...

  • Saturday's state wrestling notes

    Notes from Saturday's consolation finals at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

  • Blog: Register done after semifinals loss

    Denver • Buried in the tunnels of the Pepsi Center, The Classical Academy senior Andrew Register sat perfectly still outside the home locker room with tears running down his face. This was it, he said. Moments after his semifinals loss in the 145-pound weight class, Register closed the door not only on his high school wrestling days, but...

  • State wrestling notes: Florence's Ysalas in finals match

    Florence's Ysalas on to finals Florence senior Jacob Ysalas outlasted Sheridan junior Anthony Contreraz on Friday to earn a berth to Saturday's 126-pound championship match of the 3A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. Ysalas, who had won just one match total in two previous trips to state, broke down afterwards as he was...

  • State wrestling: No Pine Creek wrestlers in finals

    Pine Creek took 11 wrestlers to the state tournament, but for the first time since 2006 failed to advance a wrestler to a state final bout with three Eagles falling in the semifinals. But the disappointment of the day quickly gave way to excitement for the future. Only four of the Eagles' 11 state qualifiers are seniors. Two of the...