Matmen take top honors at Warrior Classic |

Matmen take top honors at Warrior Classic

Tom Schafer

The Moffat County Bulldogs wrestling team came home with the Warrior Classic trophy for the second year in a row.

The 24th annual Warrior Classic was held Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction at Saunder Field House at Mesa State College. Wrestlers from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah participated in this event.

The Bulldogs walked away with a repeat win. They took only one individual championship, but had six wrestlers place. The last team to win back-to-back titles was Fruita Monument in 1981.

Moffat County’s Kyle Kostur 119 lbs, 20-0, defeated Tyler Haner of Roosevelt 14-3 for the Bulldogs only individual win.

After the first two rounds of matches, the Bulldogs led with 77.5, entering the quarter finals with five wrestlers still in.

The Bulldogs had a 12-point lead going into the championship round Saturday at Brownson Arena. They finished first with 181.5 points, followed by West Jordan with 151.1 and Roosevelt scoring 128.5.

See the Thursday edition of the Craig Daily Press for a full listing of results.