Young wrestlers head to Denver

Steamboat, Hayden, Soroco send middle-schoolers to state

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At a glance

- Hayden wrestlers

Name, weight class, place

Tate Montieth, 75, 5th

Tommy Bertram, 80, 8th

Kent Miller, 80, 3rd

Kaiden Decker, 85, 2nd

Austin Cless, 90, 6th

T-Lane Mazzola, 95, 1st

Journey Vreeman, 105, 5th

Errol Ormesher, 110, 1st

Jordon Ferrier, 115, 4th

Taylor Lewis, 120, 7th

Lane Moon, 130, 5th

Ryan Domson, 135, 1st

Jake Hockett, 145, 5th

Nate Speech, 152, 2nd

Nick DeLuca, 160, 5th

Will Valora, HWT, 1st

- Soroco wrestlers

Colton Martindale, 75, 3rd

Austin Wisecup, 135, 5th

- Steamboat wrestlers

Nick Rossman, 100, 2nd

Casey Williams, 120, 1st

— Middle school wrestlers from Steamboat, Hayden and South Routt County are going to the state meet this weekend in Denver after posting top finishes at the second annual Colorado Middle School Regional Tournament in Grand Junction.

Hayden finished second at the meet last weekend, behind Hotchkiss, and will be sending 16 wrestlers to the National Western Complex for the state meet, which will feature 380 of the best middle school wrestlers in the state. The top eight in each division at regionals advance to state.

Four of the Hayden wrestlers won their divisions, including 95-pounder T-Lane Mazzola, 110-pounder Errol Ormesher, 135-pounder Ryan Domson, who came to Hayden this season from the Moffat County program, and heavyweight Will Valora.

Mazzola was second at the state meet last year, and Domson placed sixth in his weight class. Both wrestlers are undefeated this season. Mazzola's finish last weekend was impressive. The Hayden wrestler dislocated his finger in the first match, but he still managed to advance to the championship match, where he won in overtime.

Several Soroco wrestlers also will be advancing to state competition.

Colton Martindale was third at the regional meet in Grand Junction. The seventh-grader from Soroco Middle School wrestled in the 75-pound class. Teammate Austin Wisecup, an eighth-grader, finished fifth at the meet. Unfortunately, South Routt wrestler Joshua Baker will miss the state meet. He broke his sternum early in last weekend's regional tournament and could not continue competing.

Steamboat's Casey Williams placed first at 120 pounds, and Nick Rossman was second at 100 pounds.

Hayden is planning a send-off celebration for the 16 wrestlers at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the middle school gym.

Comments

Queenie 5 years, 8 months ago

With a huge group of talented middle schoolers, Hayden High School wrestling will be one to watch in the years to come.

Congratulations to all and kick some butt at State!!!

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s_jroutt 5 years, 8 months ago

Go get em boys....the state title is right there for the taking. Thanx Steamboat today for the article!

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Angie Robinson 5 years, 8 months ago

This sure says a lot about the coaching of these your wrestlers! Go get um - and bring back Hayden it's first State Title! Can you imagine what we'll have when these kids reach highschool? Great Job Kids and Coaches!

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SunshineGirl 5 years, 8 months ago

Holy moses Hayden you boys & coaches are amazing! Rock it at State....I am amazed and impressed and touched when I watch you guys wrestle, and watch your teamates down at the mat cheering you on, yelling Crossface, etc. YOU are a TEAM! Our community is so proud of the accomplishments the team has acchieved. I can't wait to see all the trophies from State....GET 'M TIGERS!!!!! -a super proud mom!

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