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Logan leads Rams at Eagle Valley

Soroco's Logan still perfect

Soroco junior Kody Logan wrestles an opponent at a home tournament Dec. 14.
Shelby Reardon

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No one has been able to defeat Soroco High School junior Kody Logan.

The 160-pound Ram won his first three matches at the Eagle Valley Invite by way of fall and in the first place bout, defeated Jason Morrison of Eagle Valley with a 14-1 major decision on Saturday, Jan. 11. That was his first win that wasn’t via pin, and his season record is now 18-0.

“Kody, as an individual, was outstanding,” said Soroco head coach Jay Whaley. “He beat a kid from Battle Mountain who’s ranked like seventh in the state in 4A and pinned him. … He’s been pretty dominant, and this tournament was not a light tournament, by any means.”

Logan was the only Soroco grappler to place on Saturday. The only other Ram to win a match was senior Gene Bracegirdle, who won his first round with a fall in five minutes and three seconds. He dropped his next two matches, though.

Soroco finished 12th of 16 teams in attendance.

“We kind of had a letdown a little bit after Christmas,” Whaley said. “Some of us maybe enjoyed Christmas too much. (We) were not prepared for the next tournament.”

Whaley said the next few weeks will truly test where Logan and the rest of the Rams stand against the best 2A wrestlers in the state.

Four Sailors place at Eagle Valley

Steamboat Springs High School senior John Slowey has just three losses this season and added to his win total as he picked up a first-place finish in the 195-pound bracket at Eagle Valley on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Slowey won four of his five matches by fall, the other being by injury default. The Sailor is now 17-3 on the year.

Fellow senior Spencer Mader was four points shy of first. He won his 132-pound quarterfinal with a technical fall and the semifinal by way of a 3-2 decision. In the championship, Sean Dale of Cedaredge bested Mader 5-2.

Senior Tucker Havel lost his semifinal at 138 pounds but battled back in the consolation semifinal, pinning his opponent in 4:54. In the third-place bout, Havel fell to Bryce Rowley of Rifle, 1-0.

Steamboat placed sixth of 16 teams.

Two Tigers place at Tournament of Champions

As the Hayden High School wrestling team traveled to the Vernal Tournament of Champions in Utah on Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11, just two Tigers placed.

Sophomore Dylan Zimmerman lost his quarterfinal, getting pinned in 1:31. The 126-pound Tiger won his next three consolation matches, though, bringing him to the third-place match. Zimmerman faced Cael Skewes of Duchesne and lost by way of a medical forfeit.

Senior Hunter Planansky, who came in with just a pair of losses, also dropped his quarterfinal in the 182-pound bracket. After a win and a loss in the consolation round, Planansky was put in the seventh-place bout. Determined to end the day with a win, Planansky pinned Bridger Harris of Mountain View in 1:55.

Freshman Kodi Ingols finished 3-2 in the 106-pound bracket.

Junior Payton Planansky went 2-2 on the day, while junior Wyatt Murphy, Sabyn Hager and Kyler Campbell each won one match.

Eagle Valley Invitational
Jan. 11
Team scores:
1. Cedaredge 183. 6. Steamboat Springs 78. 12. Soroco 31. 
106: Cons. semi: Cole Muhme, SS, fall Ryan Ortiz, Florence, 2:43. 3rd: Landon Scarbrough, Grand Junction, fall Muhme, SS, 1:46.
132: semi: Spencer Mader, SS, dec. Talon Cordova, Rifle, 4-3. 1st: Sean Dale, C, dec. Mader, SS, 5-2. Tyler Bell, Ralston Valley, fall Gavyn Salberg, S, 1:01. Mohammed Alnajdawi, SS, fall Gavyn Salberg, S, 1:55. Cons. semi: Cordova, R, fall Alnajdawi, SS, 2:48.
138: Cons. semi: Tucker Havel, SS, fall Josh Thornton, FlorenceKirby Reeves, SS, dec. Mateo, Rivera, Ralston Valley, 4-3. 3rd: Bryce Rowley, Rifle, dec. Havel, SS, 1-0. Thornton, F, fall Reeves, SS, 0:48. Erik Krauth, Glenwood Springs, tech. fall Zack Clyncke, S, 21-3. Rowley, Rifle, fall Clyncke, S, 0:46. Havel, SS, maj. dec. Gene Bracegirdle, S, 13-5. Rowley, Rifle, fall Bracegirdle, S, 3:25. 
145: Semi: Adrian Nieto, C, dec. Caleb Anderson, SS, 5-2. Cons. semi: Haden Camp, Buena Vista, dec, Anderson, SS, 3-2. Peyton Harris, Grand Junction, fall Darrel Ebaugh, S, 5:09. Yancy Cose, Grand Valley, fall Ebaugh, S, 0:59. 
152: Semi: Kody Logan, S, fall Victor Ortiz, Battle Mountain, 4:28. 1st: Logan, S, maj. dec., Jason Morrison, Eagle Valley, 14-1. 
160: Dillon Tiffany, Rifle, fall Ivan Reynolds, SS, 2:48. Ty Walck, C, fall Reynolds, SS, 0:30. Micah Hertrich, Buena Vista, fall Austin Little, S, 0:35. Levi Miller, Rifle, Little, S, 3:46.
182: Cole Moon, SS, fall Rylan Liddell, Florence, 1:58. Cons. semi: Daniel Gallegos, Eagle Valley, fall Moon, SS, 3:57. 
195: John Slowey, SS, fall Alex Guardado, Rifle, 3:48. Slowey, SS, fall Isaiah Romero, Buena Vista, 3:07.
285: Ernesto Lopez, Basalt, fall Tristan Singer, S, 1:38. Hayden Grice, Grand Valley, fall Singer, S, 2:44.

Vernal Tournament of Champions
Jan. 10-11
Team scores:
1, Uintah 233.5. 6, Montrose 123. 11, Moffat County 108.5. 19, Hayden 57. 
106: Kodi Ingols, H, fall Jace Christensen, North Sevier, 0:42. Kamron Alegria, Montrose, fall Ingols, H, 3:57.
113: Raiden Harrison, Uintah, dec. Sabyn Hager, H, 6-0. Kyler Ferrell, Pleasant Grove, fall Hager, H, 2:38.
120: Jory Jenkins, Union, fall Kyler Campbell, H, 0:32. Creeson Harrison, Uintah, fall Campbell, H, 3:26.
126: Cons. semi: Dylan Zimmerman, H, dec. Cooper Cox, Maple Mountain, 7-4. 3rd: Cael Skewes, Duchesne, med. Forfeit Zimmerman, H.
132: Kade Knezovich, Green River, fall Wyatt Murphy, H, 2:42. Dusty Clayburn, Duchesne, dec. Murphy, H, 7-0.
145: Payton Planansky, H, fall Eli Linford, Cokeville, 0:50. David Than, West, fall Planansky, H, 2:15.
152: Easton Richins, Altamont, fall Jake Lindley, 2:22. Joshua Biesinger, Maple Mountain, fall Lindley, H, 1:40.
160: Grey Neal, Paonia, fall Cody Hawn, H, 0:37. Jon Ty Leininger, Green River, fall Hawn, H, 1:55.
170: Kitcherner Koloa, Granger, fall Garrett Salazar, H, 0:36. Gage Murray, Uintah, dec. Salazar, H, 6-1. 
182: Dylan Swift, Uintah, dec. Hunter Planansky, H, 5-4. 7th: Planansky, H, fall Bridger Harris, Mountain View, 1:55.

To reach Shelby Reardon, call 970-871-4253, email sreardon@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @ByShelbyReardon.


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