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Gilpin wrestling roundup

wrestling_joshtrujilloFirst competition for High School of the season

High School Wrestling

The Gilpin County High School wrestling had had its first competition of the season last Saturday, December 3, at Middle Park High School (Granby), reported Head Coach Pete Morgan.

Josh Trujillo (145 lb.) and Mike Wenholz (113 lb.) both battled their way to fourth place wins against seasoned 3A and 4A wrestlers. Wenholz, as a freshman, ended up at the top of his weight class, but was beaten by seniors who either qualified or placed at last year’s state championships.

In the three years since wrestling returned to Gilpin High School, this was the Eagles’ best outing to Middle Park. In fact, when asked how long the tournament lasted, Josh Trujillo stated, “I don’t know; we have never had anyone make it this far here.”

On Saturday, December 10, the high school wrestlers will visit Wheat Ridge.

Middle School Wrestling

The Gilpin Middle School wrestlers were at Brighton High School on Saturday, December 3, for one of the Metro Leagues 12s & 14s only tournament.

“Every Gilpin wrestler attending fought hard and did well,” Coach Travis Murdoch said.

Kamron Brewer won four matches against extremely tough competition to end up in second place, and none of the Gilpin wrestlers finished below fourth place. “Age ten and under” fifth grader Roland Keller went up an age division and wrestled amazingly well against middle school kids.

Gilpin County Youth Wrestling

On Sunday, November 27, the Gilpin County Youth Wrestlers were at Broomfield High School for the annual Hall of Fame open tournament.

“Hall of Fame always offers a championship level of competition, and Gilpin rose to the challenge once again,” Morgan said. “As a team, little Gilpin County finished 15th out of 40 teams, with 12 kids bringing home hardware.”

Youth and middle school wrestlers will compete at Adams City High School.

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