Moffat County wrestling picks up mighty pins ahead of senior night events

Moffat County wrestling picks up mighty pins ahead of senior night events

Moffat County wrestler Makaela Simpson sits atop the rostrum because the winner of the MLK Ladies Match at Central Excessive College in Grand Junction on Saturday January 21, 2023. Simpson went undefeated within the double occasion on Friday January 20 and the Saturday event.
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The eldest members of the Moffat County wrestling squad proceed to push ahead as they enter what would be the remaining month of their greatest season but.

The MCHS boys will host a triangle on Thursday, Jan. 26 between the Bulldogs, Hayden and Basalt, whereas the MoCo ladies will go head-to-head with Basalt. The sport will begin at 5 p.m. and can embrace a senior evening ceremony that includes the seniors who’re a part of the boys’s program.

After every week off from tournaments, the Bulldog boys had been again within the thick of it, beginning with a duel on Jan. 17 at Rifle that amounted to a 66-9 win with eight pins. That despatched Moffat County into this weekend’s two-day Prime of the Rockies event, hosted by Centaurus Excessive College in Lafayette. The canines had been 14 years previouse amongst 43 faculties, nearly all of which had been bigger Entrance Vary groups.

The Bulldogs roster started working, with seniors Michael Voloshin and Kaden Hixson every reaching the rostrum. Voloshin went 3-1 for second place within the 165-pound class, with a fall, an damage withdrawal and a significant 11-2 determination placing him by way of to the finals. Though he struggled to get factors in a 7-0 loss, the Bulldog’s prime class man went to the dying seconds.

Diving into the 126-pound weight class, Hixson reached the quarterfinals with a 4-3 document as of the tip of Saturday, January 21. He took a pin and three choices, giving up only one fall in a sixth-place end.

Though many of the Canines struggled to advance by way of the brackets, Colt Name, Kaeden Martinez, Eli Fredrickson, Aron Aguilar, Zach Hedman, Blake Hill and Billy Lawton every picked up not less than one victory within the event.

The MoCo Ladies remained on the West Slope with the MLK Ladies Tournaments hosted by Grand Junction Central.

Friday, January 20 was a double-team occasion that noticed the Bulldogs go 3-2 with wins over Monte Vista (42-24), Rifle (45-12) and Central JV (42-33). A forty five-36 loss to Olathe was largely right down to the Pirates’ greater roster, as that they had an undisputed 24 factors in opposition to MoCo’s two forfeit wins.

MoCo senior Makalea Simpson went undefeated within the doubles tag crew occasion, with Mikah Vasquez, HayLee Staker and Kenleigh Pubanz every 4-1.

The next day, a real event format noticed the Bulldogs seize third place amongst 12 faculties, with 9 of the Bulldogs seeded.

Simpson received the 170-pound class with three straight pins. Vasqeuz additionally superior to the ultimate with back-to-back falls within the first interval earlier than successful the silver medal at 115 kilos.

Pubanz took third place within the 235 class, whereas Adrianna Worth (105) and Kayla Deaton (130) additionally received the bronze medal, with information of 4-1 and 2-2, respectively.

Abby Martinez (120) went 2-2 to complete fourth, and Raegan McMillan (110) was 3-2 and Cydny Witherell (135) 2-2, every for fifth. Callah Caperton completed sixth at 1-3.

“It was an intense weekend. The women confirmed nice composure and sportsmanship,” mentioned coach Ashleigh Seely. “Their self-discipline is paying off.”

After their triangle, the Bulldog boys will face off this weekend in Saturday’s Grand Valley Duals. The women could have a weekend off earlier than taking over Olathe on the street on Feb. 2 and organising a house duel on Feb. 4 in opposition to Grand Junction.

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