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  • Senior seeks 2nd title

    It doesn't matter what weight he's competing at, Jess Hankin is one of the best wrestlers in the state. The Coronado senior proved that again when he won the Arvada West Invitational title at the 132-pound class. "He wrestled really well," Coronado coach Matt Brickell said of Hankin, one of his captains. "His bracket was pretty crazy and was...

  • Rampart wrestling finding a place on mats

    The first wrestling tournament coming out of the holiday break brought a much-more seasoned Rampart wrestling team than some might have expected. Sophomore Paul Deist had three pins on the day before he fell in a controversial decision in the finals, and the youthful Rams finished second out of six teams at Manitou Springs' Westside Classic...

  • Heavier competition can't weight down Sam Turner

    Loveland - Discovery Canyon junior Sam Turner never comes up short in confidence on the mat. But even he thought he would have to adapt to bigger and stronger wrestlers after jumping from the 120-pound to 132-pound weight class over the summer. This weekend showed, though, it's everyone else that will probably need to adjust to Turner. The...

  • Seven pins carry Cheyenne Mountain past Vista Ridge in dual wrestling match

    Just as he did the night before, Marquise Joseph made early work of his opponent with a pin. Except on Wednesday, he was the only one on his Cheyenne Mountain wrestling team to do so. But on Thursday at Cheyenne Mountain, Joseph started the dual match against Vista Ridge with a 42-second pin, and this time, six teammates followed suit, as the...

  • High school wrestling preview team capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Matt Brickell (25th season) Returning state qualifiers: 4 Key wrestlers: Jess Hankin, sr., 126 pounds (state runner-up); Chase McElhany, jr., 145 (state qualifier); Jimmy Weaver, so., 160 (state qualifier); Ryan Strabala, jr., 220 (state qualifier). Outlook: Brickell sent seven wrestlers t the 5A state tournament...

  • Wrestling preview: Colorado gaining out-of-state recognition

    Just to make it to the state wrestling tournament, athletes must successfully navigate through a season's worth of triumphs and adversity, to go along with the required bumps and bruises. And having a challenging - yet not too challenging - schedule goes a long way in making sure wrestlers peak at the right time of the year, hopefully by their...

  • Trenton Watson takes different route to land wrestling scholarship at UNC

    he fact that Trenton Watson signed a national letter of intent Wednesday should have come as no surprise to anyone who saw him win consecutive 5A state championships at 106 pounds. But later Wednesday, while Watson's friends around the city took to the mat for the first day of high school practice, he continued on his nontraditional journey...

  • Blog: Liberty hires wrestling coach

    Liberty High School announced Tuesday that it had hired Roger Stewart-Frederick to take over the Lancers' wrestling program. Click here to read more.

  • Wrestling: Usually just a spectator, Bragg now the one receiving the honors

    Over the years, Bill Bragg has made a point to attend the Colorado chapter of the Wrestling Hall of Fame banquet, just to catch up with old friends and teachers and honor those being inducted. On Saturday, the 62-year-old former longtime teacher and wrestling coach at Wasson will return to the Colorado Springs Marriott. But this time, he'll be...

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