DENVER - A new wrestling legend was born on Saturday night from the legacy of an old wrestling tournament.
Discovery Canyon junior Sam Turner, who quickly climbed the wrestling ranks and won the 120-pound state title a year ago, brushed aside a sea of the deepest wrestlers in the Class 4A 132 bracket and won his second gold at the 80th state...
High school state championship
at Pepsi Center (Late Saturday)
Team Scores — 1. Arvada West 163.5, 2. Pomona 153.5, 3. Grand Junction 113.0, 4. Pine Creek 87.5, 5. Rocky Mountain 71.0, 12. Coronado 44.5, 26. Doherty 17.0, 32. Liberty 13.0, 43. Palmer 4.0
170 lbs—D. Trueblood, Pomona, dec....
White, Dela-Cruz Flores edged
Pine Creek senior Taylor White nearly pulled off the impossible in the Class 5A 285-pound class finals. White, weighing in at a mere 206 pounds on Saturday, almost beat the top-ranked 285s wrestler in the state at the Pepsi Center.
Almost, but not quite.
Chaparral's Dane Drimmer broke a 4-4 tie with 16...
Air Academy senior Tyler Hanenberg got the better in the battle of family members.
He faced Cañon City freshman Zac Hanenberg, his cousin, and beat him 7-0 in the 4A 132-pound state wrestling semifinals on Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The two embraced following the match - one happier than the other.
"It was the same as any other...
DENVER - When freshman Jacob Butler moved to town four weeks ago, he said he felt a little out of place. A new school, a new house, North Carolina to Colorado.
His mom told him these things just take time, but it's still not easy.
Stick him on a wrestling mat though, and all that anxiety seems to just wash away.
The Falcon freshman...
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Pine Creek moves along seven wrestlers
Pine Creek coach Billy Gabel said Thursday was a good "gut check" for his team.
The Eagles won seven of their 12 first-round matches and are still among the top teams in the Class 5A state wrestling tournament.
"The good thing about wrestling is you have to look at what you did and make the...
Pacing around in his wispy navy-blue warmup jacket, Air Academy senior Tyler Hanenberg cracked a smile as he watched his brother Jason win the first state wrestling match of his high school career.
Like older brother, like younger brother.
Jason threw Lewis-Palmer's Tanner Hunt all over the mat in the Class 4A 106-pound bout and...
Monument - Joey Neumann's first passion is football. His career goal is law enforcement.
Wrestling is just fun.
The Lewis-Palmer senior is coming off a season in which he medaled at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament. On Friday, he breezed through his regional matches at Lewis-Palmer to advance to Saturday's semifinals.
He limped off the greasy mat, his head down, his time at the state wrestling tournament marred by two quick losses. Taylor White doesn't mind thinking about the day everything went completely wrong last season. He's driven by it, he's grown from it.
White's path to get back there has been fraught with the unexpected and untimely. His...