Moffat County wrestlers grapple in Grand Junction, Kremmling tourneys
The Moffat County High School wrestling teams fought hard but came up short in two tournaments during the weekend.
The varsity squad attended the 36-team Warrior Classic hosted Friday and Saturday by Central High School in Grand Junction.
Although none of the Bulldogs placed, Issik Herod led the team in total points received with 11, pinning opponents in the first two rounds of the 132-pound bracket, only to lose by major decision in the quarterfinals. Herod won another bout in the consolation round by forfeit but lost by decision in the following match.
Jay Carrico (113 pounds) and Jordan Kainz (195 pounds) each took four points, Carrico going 2-2 with one pin and Kainz, 1-2, getting one pin following a bye round.
John T. Peroulis, Elias Peroulis and Hugo Hernandez each contributed three points — John, 1-2, with a bye and a pin; Elias, 2-2; and Hernandez, 1-2, with one win by forfeit.
Deven Mosman also stepped up to wrestle in the 170-pound division after Stelios Peroulis was unable to compete, Mosman finishing, 0-2.
Coach Tanner Linsacum said the event was a hard one but yielded good results overall.
“We knew it was going to be a tough tournament, but I still think we did well,” he said. “I’m not disappointed at all.”
On Saturday, the junior varsity attended the West Grand High School tournament in Kremmling.
Ty Pinnt (113 pounds) and Matthew Moschetti (152 pounds) claimed four points apiece, each 1-2 with one pin. Ethan Powers and Toryn Hume both got three points, Powers, 2-2, and Hume 1-2, with one pin.
The teams next will compete in Jan. 6 duals in Hayden.