Champions are crowned on the final day of the state wrestling championships.
Wrestlers warm up in a hallway just off the main floor at the Pepsi Center.
Mats fill the floor at the Pepsi Center for three days at the Colorado State Wrestling Championships.
Dylon Thompson of Grand Junction High School placed fourth at 103 pounds in the Class 5A state championship, losing to Kegan Gavaldon of Fort Collins in the third-place match.
Matthew Gurule of Central High School tries to sco
Central coach Laurence Gurule encourages his nephew, Matthew Gurule, during his championship match.
Daniel Salazar from Palisade nearly lost his headgear during his 119-pound Class 4A championship match against Cortland Hacker of Broomfield.
Daniel Salazar from Palisade lost his Class 4A 119-pound championship match to Cortland Hacker of Broomfield.
Zach Shank of Olathe, right, lost his Class 3A 119-pound championship match to Ben Polkowske of Centauri.
Jessie Hoffschneider from Grand Junction lost his Class 5A 140-pound championship match to Tanner Hirstine from Cherry Creek.
Jared Tonder from Grand Valley is all smiles after winning his Class 3A 140-pound championship match over Brandon Padilla of Rye.
James Drinkhouse from Paonia won the Class 2A 140-pound title over Wyatt Barber of Merino.
Ryan Gallegos from Grand Valley leaps into the arms of his dad and coach, Rick Gallegos, after winning the Class 3A 145-pound championship over Kris Nieto, left, of Olathe.
Ryan Gallegos and his dad and coach, Rick Gallegos, share a moment after the Grand Valley senior won the Class 3A 145-pound championship.
Kyle Piatt from Olathe battles Iver Sandoval of Centauri in the Class 3A 152-pound championship match.
Kyle Piatt of Olathe, points to his dad, David, and brother, Kirk, after winning the Class 3A 152-pound title.
Kyle Piatt from Olathe hugs his brother, Kirk, after winning the Class 3A 152-pound state championship.
Justin Smith from Paonia
Jordan Passehl, top, from Montrose, rallied to win the Class 4A 189-pound championship over Dwight Howes of Arvada.
Jordan Passehl of Montrose celebrates his Class 4A 189-pound state championship.
Jessie Hoffschneider of Grand Junction prepares for his Class 5A 140-pound state championship match.
The Pepsi Center is filled to capacity for the start of the championship round of the Colorado State Wrestling Championships.
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