Alums return as referees


It was 11 years ago that Wade Hafey, Daniel Linsacum and Kody Linsacum were on the mat in Moffat County Bulldog blue.

On Saturday, they were reunited on the mat in black-and-white stripes.

"Typically, we don't see each other (when officiating)," Kody said. "Roman invited us all here because it was his tournament and he could," Hafey said.

The three MCHS alumni were the only officials at the Dogfight Duals. For Kody, it was the one-year anniversary of his first time officiating a tournament.

Kody and Hafey were seniors and Daniel was a freshman when the Bulldogs won Gutierrez's second state championship in 1994. The title is one of the more storied in Colorado wrestling history.

The Alamosa Mean Moose had six state champions that year, but the Bulldogs placed 11 of 13 wrestlers to win the title.

"We pinned and Alamosa won their matches by one point," Hafey said.

"That made the difference."

The three were in the middle of that Moffat lineup. Hafey finished fourth at 140, Kody was the state champion at 145 and Daniel was fifth at 152.

"Kody's high school car still has the 'State Champion' sign in the back," Hafey joked.

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