Moffat County wrestlers grapple with Grand Valley leading into Berthoud tourney
Moffat County High School wrestlers shook off a group loss earlier in the week to come back for team and individual victories alike against the Grand Valley Cardinals.
Bulldogs took a 32-27 win on the road Thursday in Parachute, one which didn’t allow much room for error given the numbers.
Grand Valley earned three forfeits at higher weights compared to one for the Dogs, with Caden Call going uncontested at the 106-pound level.
Hector Arzate (138) gained a win by pinning Brock Hartung and Hector DelaCruz an 11-4 decision over Blake Juergens, though those were the only points the Cards would add in competition.
120’s Ryan Duzik took a second-round fall against Keenan Strauss, while Isiaih Herod defeated Paul Wojclechowski with about 30 seconds remaining on the clock.
After a tough match Tuesday, Daniel Caddy (145) was back in fighting shape, yielding no points to Isaiah Tigert on the way to a 16-0 technical fall that ended the bout 16 seconds early.
Likewise, Anthony Duran (113), Pepper Rhyne (145) and Daniel Cruz (160) had no trouble getting ahead, each in double digits in wins by decision of 10-5 for Duran and Rhyne and 10-3 for Cruz.
MCHS will spend Saturday on the Front Range at Berthoud’s Diny Pickert Invitational with another area dual scheduled for Jan. 31 in Glenwood Springs.