Steamboat wrestlers rebound on Front Range
A mid-week triangular against Coal Ridge and Moffat County didn’t leave Steamboat Springs High School wrestling coach Travis Bryant many positives to point to, especially the matchup against Moffat, he said.
A strong performance at a tournament at Vista Peak High School in Aurora was just the opposite, however. The team finished third.
“We rebounded well from the Moffat County dual,” Bryant said. “The boys were looking great on their conditioning and executing their moves.”
Steamboat got wins from Tucker Havel, Mohammed Alnajdawi, Kyle Spognardi and Lance Bryant against Coal Ridge, and a junior varsity win from Caleb Anderson.
Against Moffat, however, only Bryant won his match.
They all fared better at Vista Peak.
Havel went 4-1 to place third in his bracket. Alnajdawi was 2-2, placing eighth. Bryant went 4-0 to win at 145 pounds, pinning each of his opponents. Ivan Reynolds, wrestling junior varsity, was 2-1. Miles Buchan went 3-1 to place third. Hayden Johnson, who was absent from the Moffat-Coal Ridge triangular, was 4-0 with three pins to win his bracket. John Slowey finished 2-2 and in fourth place.
Bryant’s undefeated, pin-heavy week earned him outstanding wrestler of the week honors from the program.
“We still have work to do. It’s such a complex sport. There’s a lot we still haven’t covered,” Travis Bryant said.
The team heads this weekend for the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction, one of the toughest regular season tournaments of the season.
“If you place there, you’ll place at state,” Bryant said. “We’ll get a real feel for how we’re doing, but overall I’m happy with how we’re coming along.”
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