Thvedt, Hansen take 5th at Valley Tournament in Gilcrest |

Thvedt, Hansen take 5th at Valley Tournament in Gilcrest

Steamboat Springs sophomore Matthew Hansen works his way toward a pin against his opponent from Central on Saturday at the Valley Tournament in Gilcrest.
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— The Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team is hitting its final tuneups of the regular season before regional competition ramps up with state right around the corner.

The Sailors were at a tough 18-team tournament in Gilcrest on Saturday hosted by Valley High School. Dakota Thvedt and Matthew Hansen were Steamboat’s top placers, each taking fifth place, Thvedt at 120 pounds and Hansen at 145.

Colton Pasternak (106 pounds) and Colton Crawford (126 pounds) walked away from Gilcrest with winning records — 3-2 each — and finished sixth in their weight classes.

Kyle Spognardi (113 pounds), RJ Wilhelm (138 pounds), Hayden Johnson (152 pounds) and Gage Reynolds (160 pounds) all scored wins at the tournament.

The Sailors will be back on the mat Saturday with another tough tournament hosted by Meeker.

Martindale grabs 4th for Soroco in Center

Soroco’s Lane Martindale had a solid day at the deep Valley Classic tournament in Center.

Martindale won three of his five matches, including his first two, to grab fourth place at 132 pounds. He qualified for the third-place match with a consolation round victory against Buena Vista’s Toby Camp, but he fell after that to Rye’s Wesley Camper.

Dalton Ray, the Ram’s freshman wrestler, lost both of his matches at 138 pounds.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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