Montrose pins six wrestlers in victory over Fruita Monument

Paonia’s Adrian Lopez has his head stuck between the legs of Delta’s Rudy Fantin on Thursday night during Lopez’s 7-3 victory in the 135-pound bout in Delta.

Montrose wasted little time getting back on the winning track in Southwestern League dual action.

The No. 4-ranked Indians had six pins and one forfeit to defeat Fruita Monument 45-29 on Thursday night in Montrose.

“We wrestled well,” Montrose coach Kevin Passehl said. “We came out aggressive and got a lot of pins.”

Fruita 119-pounder Seth Gonzales pinned Emmanuel Sandoval to give the Wildcats a 6-0 lead.

From there, Montrose won five consecutive matches, including four by pin.

Geordon Hudson (125), Drew Schumann (130), Kordell Bradshaw (135) and Marcus Velasquez (140) all pinned their opponent by the end of the second period. Cole Panter (215) won by pinfall as well.

Dallas Bernal (152) and Aidan Woomer (160) had pins for the Wildcats and Ian Konrad won by technical fall at 103.

Paonia 42, Delta 29: The Class 2A, seventh-ranked Eagles won three matches by forfeit and three by pin to upend the Class 4A No. 5 ranked Panthers.

Paonia’s Dustin Braslin (140), KC Christian (160) and Zach Solaas (285) had pins. Adrian Lopez (135) and Kyler Bear (171) won decisions.

Lopez defeated Rudy Fantin 7-3 in a matchup wrestlers ranked in the top 4 at 135 pounds.

Mykal DeHerrera (103), Shane Anderson (112), Nathan Trujillo (145), Dylan Taylor (152) and Michael Patton (215) won for Delta.

Olathe 53, Hotchkiss 17: The Pirates won 11 matches, including six by pinfall to spoil the Bulldogs’ senior night.

Zach Shank (125), Wyatt Yarnell (130), Dustin Kelso (152), Myles Yarnell (160), Kyle Piatt (171) and Casey Childs (285) recorded the pins for No. 5 Olathe.

Trenton Piatt won a 10-5 decision over Vikash Hypio in a battled of top four wrestlers at 103 pounds and Jacob Solseth defeated Dalton Rupe 16-5 at 112.

Ryan Spor (135) won by technical fall, Jake Richards (189) won by forfeit and David Martinez (215) had a pin for No. 8 Hotchkiss.


Mesa State scored first in several matches, but No. 18 Adams State did most of the scoring in the end, defeating the Mavericks 24-15 in an RMAC dual at Plachy Hall in Alamosa.

“They wrestled like we did against CSU-Pueblo,” Mesa State coach Chuck Pipher said. “They finished all their matches. We didn’t stay in good position.”

The Mavericks (4-5, 1-2 RMAC) took an early 12-4 lead behind Dylan Granard’s pinfall victory at 165 pounds and a forfeit at 149, but Adams State (4-2, 2-1 RMAC) won six of the last seven matches to win the dual.

Adams State’s Mark Mabry reversed Jake Goddard with 15 seconds left for a 6-4 win at 174 pounds. Mesa State heavyweight Trevor Stapp was leading Taylor Stam with 30 seconds left, but lost 4-3.

Kyle Brightman was the only other Maverick to win, defeating Dominic DeMarco 11-8 at 184.


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