Champions are crowned in the Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center.
A capacity crowd stands and cheers as the wrestlers are introduced in the traditional Parade of Champions on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Kyle Douglass of Hotchkiss waves to family and friends after placing third.
Trenton Piatt tries to turn Eli Perez of Buena Vista during their third-place match Saturday, which Piatt won.
Paonia’s Zach Solaas ties up Andrew Lightsey of Fleming during the 285-pound third-place match. Solaas won.
Paonia 285-pounder Zach Solaas finished third, beating Andrew Lightsey of Fleming.
Trenton Piatt of Olathe is all smiles after placing third at 103 pounds, defeating Eli Perez of Buena Vista.
Zach Short of Central won his fifth-place match against Colton Fries of Legend.
Daniel Salazar of Palisade took third place.
Drew Shumann of Montrose was pinned by CJ York of Roosevelt in the Class 4A 130-pound championship match.
Olathe’s Zach Shank celebrates after winning the 125-pound state title Saturday night. The crown was the second of Shank’s career.
Jessie Hoffschneider fights back tears after losing in the final seconds of the 145-pound Class 5A state wrestling championship match. It was the junior’s first loss of the season.
Dylan Reed of Grand Junction wrestles Cameron Mortyon of Bear Creek.
First-year qualifier Aaron Wallway is consoled after a loss at state by Central coach Laurence Gurule.
Aaron Wallway of Central High School qualified for state for the first time this season as a senior.
Alonso Wong tries to pin Jessie Hoffschneider of Grand Junction in the final seconds of the 145-pound Class 5A title match. Wong scored five points late to win 5-2.
The official raises Delta senior Michael Patton’s hand in victory as Jordan Martinez of Skyline leaves the mat.
Michael Patton of Delta locks up Jordan Martinez of Skyline during their 215-pound championship match in Class 4A.
Kyle Piatt of Olathe tries to pull Elliot Copeland down to the mat during the 171-pound Class 3A championship match.
Olathe senior Kyle Piatt pulls off his headgear after losing in the Class 3A championship match to Elliot Copeland of Bennett.
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