13 Routt County wrestlers win as Hayden triumphs at Middle Park
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In both the 138- and 145-pound weight classes at the Middle Park Tournament, the championship match featured a pair of Routt County wrestlers.
At 145 pounds, Steamboat Springs High School senior Caleb Anderson pinned Soroco High School senior Gene Bracegirdle in five minutes and 26 seconds.
The 138-pound bout also went to a Sailor, as senior Tucker Havel was the victor over Hayden High School junior Wyatt Murphy with a 9-1 major decision.
Despite how that match shook out, the Tigers won the Middle Park meet with 167 points, while Steamboat followed in second with 162.5 on Saturday, Dec. 7. Soroco took fourth with 90 points.
Six Tigers finished first in their respective brackets. Sophomore Dylan Zimmerman put in more work than anybody. The 126-pound grappler received no byes of any kind in one of the tournaments largest brackets. He met five different wrestlers, pinning them all in 88 seconds or less. His quickest victory came in just 45 seconds.
Senior Hunter Planansky saw action in four of his five scheduled matches, pinning his opponent in the first period every time to win the 182-pound bracket.
His younger brother, 152-pound junior Payton Palanansky, pinned all three competitors he met, including Soroco junior Darrel Ebaugh in 58 seconds.
Kodi Ingols, a 106-pound freshman, 120-pound junior Kyler Campbell and 170-pound senior Garrett Salazar wrestled far fewer opponents, but came away with first-place finishes all the same.
Ingols and Campbell made quick work of all three of their opponents, pinning them in the first round. Salazar hit the mat twice, earning a pin and a 5-2 decision victory.
In addition to Anderson and Havel, three other Steamboat wrestlers won their weight classes.
John Slowey, a 220-pound senior, had to wrestle four people to earn his victory. He recorded a pin each time, the fastest coming in just 18 ticks of the clock.
At 132 pounds, senior Spencer Mader pinned all three of his opponents to be the best in his bracket. Junior Cole Moon earned his two wins via fall at 195 pounds.
In a competitive 160-pound bracket, junior Ivan Reynolds dominated in four of his five rounds. He won via fall over Hayden freshman Jake Lindley in 39 seconds before pinning two others. He also recorded a technical fall over Tigers freshman Cody Hawn in just under six minutes. Reynolds’ only loss was to Soroco junior Kody Logan, who pinned the Sailor in 48 seconds.
Although just a freshman, 106-pound Cole Muhme got the Sailors crucial points by taking third in his bracket. Despite an opening-round loss, Muhme went on to pin his next three opponents.
Despite a small roster, Soroco was able to finish fourth at the tournament with all five competitors finishing third or better.
Logan ripped through the 160-pound bracket, pinning every opponent he met. Four occured in the first period, but one fall occurred 46 seconds into the second.
Senior Tristan Singer had the same MO in the heavyweight bracket, pinning all four wrestlers he met on the mat. He ended the day with an 18 second match against William Seigrist of Gilpin County.
Bracegirdle was the victor in the quarterfinal and semifinal at 145 pounds. Midway through the third period against Steamboat’s Anderson, he was pinned to seal a second-place finish.
Junior Darrel Ebaugh took third in the 152-pound bracket, while senior Zack Clyncke earned third at 138 pounds.
Soroco freshman female wrestlers, Makenzie Clark competed at the Arapahoe Girls Invitational. She pinned her first opponent in 1:27 before meeting Raena Schledwitz of Bennett in the 147-pound semifinal. Schledwitz narrowly defeated Clark with a 5-4 decision.
Clark battled back with a fall in 4:44 in the consolation semifinal, putting her in the third place match. Clark pinned Kaydence Bonewell of Vista Ridge in 89 seconds.
Middle Park Tournament
Saturday, Dec. 7
Team scores: 1, Hayden 167. 2, Steamboat Springs 162.5. 3, Middle Park 94. 4, Soroco 90. 5, West Grand 76. 6, Eagle Valley 69. 7, Clear Creek 46. 8, North Park 43. 9, Faith Christian 34. 10, Sheridan, 21. 11, Gilpin County 18.
106: Semifinal: Tucker Minear, MP fall Owen Miller, H, 1:14. Kodi Ingols, Ha, fall Ben Biekert, WG, 0:40. Cons. semi: Cole Muhme, SS, fall Miller, H, 2:00. 5th place: Miller, H, fall Kaleb Young, SS, 2:59. 3rd place: Muhme, SS, fall Biekert, WG, 1:40. 1st place: Ingols, H, fall Tucker Minear, MP, 1:34.
113: Dustin Neal-Murphy, MP, fall Sabyn Hager, H, 1:35. Logan Stephens, EV, fall Hager, H, 5:16.
120: Sean Castillo, EV, fall Archer Bosick, SS, 1:54. Semifinal: Kyler Campbell, H, fall Castillo, EV, 1:43. 3rd place: Castillo, EV, fall Bosick, SS, 1:00. 1st place: Campbell, H, fall David Santos, WG, 4:36.
126: Dylan Zimmerman, H, fall Nick Forquer, MP, 1:23. Zimmerman, H, fall James Bretz, EV, 0:45.
132: Spencer Mader, SS, fall Jeremy Ryan, CC, 0:36. Kamron Brewer, GC, fall Jacob Skolnick, SS, 1:12. Cons. semi: Destry Schmidt, NP, fall Skolnick, SS, 4:23.
138: Zack Clyncke, S, fall Adalia George, SS, 1:51. Tucker Havel, SS, fall Samuel Stange, 1:35. Brodie Bosick, SS, fall Sean Mauracher, CC, 1:08. Cons. semi: Clyncke, S, fall Sean Mauracher, CC, 1:37. Semifinal: Wyatt Murphy, H, fall Bosick, SS, 3:22. Cons. semi: George, SS, fall Bosick, SS, 3:40. 1st place: Havel, SS, maj. dec. Murphy, H, 9-1.
145: Caleb Anderson, SS, fall Edoardo Castenada, FC, 1:21. Semifinal: Gene Bracegirdle, fall Michael Hillman, CC, 1:40. 1st place: Anderson, SS, fall Bracegirdle, S, 5:26.
152: Cameron Wood, WG, fall Darrel Ebaugh, S, 1:31. Payton Planansky, H, fall Evan Brandt, CC, 0:29. Planansky, H, fall Ebaugh, S, 0:58.
160: Kody Logan, S, fall James Gallegos, MP, 2:46. Eli Houston, NP, fall Jake Lindley, H, 0:43. Ivan Reynolds, SS, tech. fall Cody Hawn, H, 5:54, 19-3. Logan, S, fall Houston, NP, 1:29. Reynolds, SS, fall Gallegos, MP, 1:57. Hawn, H, fall Lindley, H, 2:44.
170: Garrett Salazar, H, fall Santiago Martinez, EV, 1:27. Salazar, H, dec. Champ Stuart, MP, 5-2.
182: Hunter Planansky, H, fall Kaleb Brumley, MP, 0:57. Planansky, H, fall Aiden Valdez, EV, 1:38.
195: Cole Moon, SS, fall Jordyn Rowold, MP, 2:57. Moon, SS, fall Clay Robertson, CC, 1:04.
220: John Slowey, SS, fall Cordell Garriott, NP, 2:26. Slowey, SS, fall Jacob Barr, MP, 0:18.
HWT: Tristan Singer, S, fall Jacob Samples, FC, 1:10. Singer, S, fall William Siegrist, GC, 0:18.
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