Younger wrestlers compete at Metro League Tourney
High School Wrestling
The Gilpin County High School wrestlers were at Wheat Ridge High School on Saturday, December 10, dominating the larger 4A teams and ending the day with the highest winning percentage of any team present, according to Coach Pete Morgan.
“Mike Wenholz (freshman, 113 lbs.) marched right to first place with 4 dominant pins. Josh Trujillo (junior, 145 lbs.) had 3 pins and finished in third place. While on the podiums collecting medals, all that could be heard from the stunned larger teams was, ‘Who and where is Gilpin?” Morgan reported.
Wenholz and Trujillo have fully bought into the team philosophy of hard work, their coach said. They prove it every day in the weight room, in the classroom, in the wrestling room and in competition.
“I constantly preach that winning is simple, but very hard, and that losing is easy, but very complicated. Wenholz and Trujillo are demonstrating through their actions, their excellent marks in school, and their physically dominant appearance that they are both truly men amongst boys,” Morgan praised.
The high school wrestling team hosted a triangular meet with Lyons and Summit on Wednesday night in the auxiliary gym at Gilpin County School and will be at Sheridan High School in Denver on Saturday. Results will follow in a later edition.
Gilpin County Youth Wrestling
The Gilpin County Youth Wrestlers attended a regular Metro League Tournament on Saturday, December 10, at Adams City High School.
Many of the younger and less experienced wrestlers struggled at this larger and more competitive event, but Ben Gebhart and Kamron Brewer both continued this year’s success with strong days, both finishing second.
“Davyn Meade, who a year ago was that young, inexperienced, struggling wrestler, had a break-out day, finishing second in his bracket. Michael Dipintos-Jones also wrestled very well and fought hard for a third-place finish,” noted Morgan.
U10 68-77 – Michael DePintos-Jones, 3rd place
U10 72-80 – Davyn Meade, 2nd place
U10 99-111 – Benjamin Gebhart, 2nd place
U14 70-78 – Kamron Brewer, 2nd place
Gilpin County Youth Wrestling will host a regular Metro League Tournament on Saturday, December 17, at Gilpin County School.