Lake shining on mat at Adams State |

Lake shining on mat at Adams State

Adams State College 141-pound junior Kortney Lake, a 1999 graduate of Moffat County High School, is one of the school’s top wrestlers this season.

At the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Lake, who finished sixth last year in the 133-pound class at the NCAA Division II nationals, finished eighth in a field that featured mostly Division I wrestlers.

With a 4-3 record at the Keen Invite, Lake led the Grizzlies to 34th place.

Last year, Lake was fourth in the tournament and he is the only Grizzly in coach Jason Ramstetter’s six-year tenure to have placed twice in the tournament.

Now 9-4 on the year, Lake is ranked fifth in the nation at his weight.

Other results for Lake in the first part of the 2004-05 season were a tournament championship at the Wyoming Cowboy Open. He went 3-0 in the season opening tournament. The junior has gone 2-1 in dual matches for the Grizzlies. His only loss came in a 5-7 setback against second-ranked D-I wrestler Nate Gallick of Iowa State.

Lake was a state champion and undefeated wrestler his senior year at Moffat County. The All-American attended Adams State his freshman year during the 1999-2000 school year and qualified for the national tournament as a true freshman. He then left to serve on a mission in Russia. He red-shirted the 2002-03 season after he returned from Russia. Last year he returned to varsity wrestling and finished his sophomore season 39-11 and earning All-American honors. His career record at ASC is 63-21.

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