Champions are crowned at the Pepsi Center.
Paonia High School hoists the Class 2A state championship trophy at the Pepsi Center, the third in the past seven years for the Eagles.
Jessie Hoffschneider prepares to lift Thad Gallegos from Ponderosa on his way to winning the Class 5A 170-pound state championship.
Jessie Hoffschneider picks up Thad Gallegos from Ponderosa during the Class 5A 170-pound championship match.
Jessie Hoffschneider from Grand Junction High School is embraced by his coaches after winning the Class 5A 170-pound state championship.
Jessie Hoffschneider from Grand Junction High School gets a hug from teammate Jacob Trujillo after winning the 170-pound state championship.
Jessie Hoffschneider fights back tears as he signals to his parents in the stands at the Pepsi Center after winning the Class 5A 170-pound state championship.
Jessie Hoffschneider. State champion.
The emotions of finally winning a state championship start to take over for Jessie Hoffschneider after he won the Class 5A 170-pound title after losing in the finals the past two years.
Jessie Hoffschneider from Grand Junction High School won the Class 5A 170-pound championship match over Thad Gallegos from Ponderosa.
Grand Junction coaches urge Jessie Hoffschneider to pin Ponderosa’s Thad Gallegos in the Class 5A 170-pound championship match.
Geordon Hudson from Montrose with the championship bracket.
Geordon Hudson from Montrose won the Class 4A 145-pound championship match over Nick Swanson from Wheat Ridge.
Geordon Hudson, in black, won the Class 4A 145-pound match over two-time champ Nick Sanson of Wheat Ridge.
Olathe’s Zach Shank is all smiles after winning his third state championship in four years, claiming the 132-pound match over Zach Mahaney from Alamosa.
Daniel Salazar from Palisade lost the championship 2-1 to Cody Weitzel from Valor Christian in the Class 4A 132-pound match.
Jacob Trujillo from Grand Junction lost his 120-pound Class 5A championship match to PT Garcia.
Paonia assistant coach Bobby Reed lifts his son, Jesse Reed, into the air after the freshman won the Class 2A 113-pound state championship.
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