MCHS wrestlers top Tigers, 57-18
With a mixture of junior varsity and varsity wrestlers, the Moffat County High School wrestling team ripped the Hayden Tigers, 57-18, Thursday at the high school gym.
The Bulldogs moved to 2-0 on the year in duals.
“We have some good, young kids who wrestle underneath the varsity kids,” said Bulldogs coach Roman Gutierrez. “I expected our kids to do well. Hayden is real young and they have a lot of young kids. Right now they just need some more experience and they will be fine.”
Earning pins against the Tigers were: 112 pounds, Cory Hixson, sophomore; 119 pounds, Ty Grandbouche, freshman; 135 pounds, Bret McMillen, junior; 145 pounds, Dylan Schopper, junior; 152 pounds, Chris Herod, senior; 160 pounds, Cole Musgrave, sophomore; 171 pounds, Kevin Field, senior; 189 pounds, Curtis McCoy, senior; and 215 pounds, Cliff Stehle, freshman.
Freshman Bryan Hampton won in the 130-pound class by a score of 8-1.
Losses for the Bulldogs were in the 125-pound class when Jimmy Weber, a junior, was edged out, 5-4, by Tiger Anton Fredrickson.
Fredrickson, a junior, finished in fifth place last year in the state meet for the Class 3A Tigers.
In the 140-pound weight class Tiger Nick Cammilletti, a senior, slipped by Jared Jenkins, a freshman, 8-6.
In the heavyweight class Mike Wooten, a junior was pinned.
The Bulldogs lost a forfeit in the 103-pound class where the Bulldogs don’t field a wrestler.
“Jimmy (Weber) wrestled him (Fredrickson) tough and he had him beat until he got in trouble there one little time,” said Gutierrez. “He wrestled well and I don’t feel bad about his performance.
“I thought that everybody wrestled well.
“In the next couple of years Hayden will be real strong and it will be a real good dual for us.”
The Bulldogs will next be in action in Rock Springs, Wyo., for a tournament Saturday.
“It will be a fun tournament,” said Gutierrez. “I think the kids are looking forward to it and so am I.”
After two days of competition at the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association State Finals, riders and ropers from Moffat and Routt counties are making their way into the home stretch.