Wrestling season wraps up

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— The Steamboat wrestling program celebrated its season last week, awarding athletes at the high school and middle school levels.

At the middle school level, Connor O’Brien was named the most improved. Ben Holden had the fastest pin at 8 seconds. Brandon Yeager had the most reversals with 12, Max May had the most takedowns with 40, the most points with 126, the most pins with 23 and the best record at 29-0.

Casey Williams stole the show at the high school level. In addition to being the only Sailor to advance to the state tournament, he had the fastest pin, in 16 seconds, the most pins with 13, the most points scored with 235, the most reversals with 25, and the most takedowns with 35.

Austin Rae was named the team’s most improved wrestler.

Hayden wrestlers fall short at state tournament

The Hayden Middle School wrestling team didn’t bring home any medals from last weekend’s state wrestling tournament in Denver, but coach Ty Camilletti said he was thrilled with his team’s performance and is excited for the future.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our kids,” he said. “It was a pretty good tournament. We showed up and represented Hayden well, and we did so with class. It was a good season for us.”

Of the eight middle school wrestlers that traveled for the meet, several came close to earning medals.

Sixth-grader Judd Magee was one match away from earning a spot in the top six.

“He was up, 3-2, in the middle of that last match, but a couple of moves here and a couple there and we got behind,” Camilletti said. “Still, he had a fantastic year for an eighth-grader.”

Tanner Guire and Tate Montieth ended up two matches outside the medals.

“We won quite a few matches over there, but it was a tough tournament,” Camilletti said. 

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