Moffat County wrestling powers through opening day at regional tourney
7 Bulldog grapplers remain in championship contention
After one day of competition, Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School wrestling stands at second place as a team in the 3A Region 4 Tournament, with several Bulldog athletes keeping their mind on the championship. wrestling stands at second place as a team in the 3A Region 4 Tournament, with several Bulldog athletes keeping their mind on the championship.
Moffat County High School wrestling stands at second place as a team in the 3A Region 4 Tournament, with several Bulldog athletes keeping their mind on the championship.
The Bulldogs have seven wrestlers still in the running for a championship, with Chris Moschetti (113 pounds), Issik Herod (132), Jefferson Piatt (145), Mikinzie Klimper (170), Hugo Hernandez (182), Brett Loyd (195) and Stelios Peroulis (220) all undefeated on the first day in Montrose.
Piatt and Loyd are the only ones currently 2-0, the rest of the aforementioned wrestlers receiving a bye round to start. Loyd had two pins — Couy Harrington of Coal Ridge and Basalt’s Jack Huggard. Piatt claimed his wins by 13-11 decision over Montezuma-Cortez’s Sonny Boren and an injury default against Kole Roberts of Delta.
Klimper, Issik Herod and Stelios Peroulis each won by fall in their matches, while Moschetti and Hernandez each won by decision, 7-1 and a 15-3 major decision, respectively.
Isaiah Herod (106) went 1-1, knocked into the consolation bracket by Basalt’s Zach Pagan in a 13-4 major decision, later pinning Coal Ridge’s Dalton Bosworth. Jay Carrico (120) also split the day with an MD loss to Clay Yarnell of Olathe and a fall over Delta’s Ayden Tucker.
Drake Zimmerman was newly ranked by On the Mat at No. 13 in the state in 152 going into the tourney and began the day pinning Briggs-Durban of Montezuma-Cortez, falling to Jacob Jimenez of Delta to follow.
John T Peroulis (126), Ryan Zimmerman (138) and Frankie Masterson (285) each went 0-1 but retain their chance to place in the event and receive a slot at the state championships in Denver as regionals get going again Saturday.
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On May 17, Moffat County High School acknowledged some of its best and brightest student-athletes for the Class of 2021 with the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award ceremony.