Denver — Just like on Thursday, the Bulldogs finished 3-3 in the second round Friday afternoon.
Jake Breslin knew going into his quarterfinal match against Pueblo Centennial’s Joe King that the match would be close; the two had each beat each other once this season.
Kostur used five takedowns in his quarterfinal match to defeat Sand Creek’s Leif Olson (36-5), 13-2.
After taking a 4-0 lead with a takedown in the first and second periods, Breslin ran out of moves. He gave up a reversal to King in the second period and was called for stalling three times in the third period after stalling once in the first. He surrendered two points for stalling, which tied the match at four.
In the overtime, Breslin had one of King’s legs, but he couldn’t finish. King fought for and earned the final takedown with two seconds left in overtime.
Navratil struggled to find space against Windsor’s Josh Larson. Larson was tall and strong, and the only points Navratil earned were from two escapes.
“I thought we could have got that win with Breslin but he went away from what he was doing,” Gutierrez said. “Nick wrestled that guy about as good as he could.”
Cory Vigil was the only Bull–dog to go two-and-out. The sophomore’s stay at stay was limited to two matches after he lost 11-2 against Ranum’s Joe Martinez.
Boling and Cramblett dominated their consolation matches. Boling took Fort Morgan’s Blayne Walker to his back three times for a 14-5 win.
Cramblett’s opponent, Steve Livingston from Skyview, was physical, but he only succeeded in upsetting the Moffat County wrestler.
Livingston bloodied Cramb–lett’s nose with a hard cross-face in the second period. At that point, the score was 7-2. Cramblett took over and won 12-3.
“It was good to see Boling and Cramblett decide to wrestle,” Gutierrez said after the round.
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