All of the action from the second day of wrestling at the state tournament in Denver.
Jesse Hoffschneider from Grand Junction throws Michael Miller of Heritage to the mat during his Class 5A semifinal victory at 140 pounds.
Ryan Spor from Hotchkiss, right, wrestles Cahlen Keys from Centauri in a 135-pound Class 3A semifinal match.
Dylon Thompson of Grand Junction tries to escape the grasp of Pine Creek’s George Martinez in a 103-pound Class 5A semifinal match.
Jesse Hoffschneider of Grand Junction points to his parents after winning his Class 5A semifinal match at 140 pounds.
Kris Nieto from Olathe, right, wins a Class 3A 145-pound match over Jared Holman of Centauri to reach the championship match.
Central High School senior Matthew Gurule won his semifinal match over Chris Buccieri of Cherokee Trail at 112 pounds and will try to win his third straight state title.
Ryan Gallegos from Grand Valley wins a Class 3A 145-pound. match over Jordan Smith of Platte Valley.
James Drinkhouse from Paonia wrestles Angel Ramos of Rocky Ford in a 140-pound Class 2A semifinal match.
Daniel Salazar of Palisade High School claimed a 7-3 win over Caleb Downs of Frederick in the 119-pound semifinals in Class 4A and will wrestle for the state title Saturday night.
Mykai DeHerrera from Delta lost 6-5 to Anthony Deleon of Ft. Lupton in a 4A 103-lb. match.
Daniel Salazar, left, from Palisade won 10-5 over Alex Baca from Pueblo Central in a 4A 119-lb. match.
Larry Schmueser from Rifle, top, lost 2-0 to Vinnie Sanchez from Pueblo South in a 4A 130-lb. match.
Dylan Thompson from Grand Junction won in OT 9-7 over Raul Ortega of Brighton in a 5A 103-lb. match.
Dylan Thompson, top, from Grand Junction won in OT 9-7 over Raul Ortega of Brighton in a 5A 103-lb. match.
Matthew Gurule from Central won 18-1 over Chris Chavez from Fairview in a Class 5A 112-pound quarterfinal match.
Wesley Shingleton from Palisade lost 4-2 to Josh Martinez from Frederick in the Class 4A quarterfinals.
Meeker’s Cody Pfau was one of two girls first to win a match in the state wrestling tournament with a pin over Julio Maldonado of Center.
Bryce Gaber, top from Montrose, won 19-8 over Caleb Thompson from Silvercreek in a Class 4A 171-pound quarterfinal match.
Central’s Zach Short, left, lost 14-6 to Steven Kelly of Pondersa in the Class 5A quarterfinals.
James Martinez from Rifle, top won 17-2 over Mike Johnson from Cheyenne in the Class 4A quarterfinals.
Braxten Franz of Montrose, right, defeated J.T. Pickertt of Berthoud 7-1 in a Class 4A 215-pound quarterfinal match.
Matt Remy of Fruita Monument, right, lost 9-4 to Trey Kirk of Cherry Creek in the Class 5A 215-pound quarterfinals.
Montrose 189-pounder Jordan Passehl, left, defeated Casey Couch from Berthoud 7-3 in the Class 4A quarterfinals.
Jesse Hoffschneider of Grand Junction, top, won 14-4 over Sam Kreimier of Loveland in a Class 5A quarterfinal match.
Larry Schmueser of Rifle, top, lost 2-0 to Vinnie Sanchez from Pueblo South in a Class 4A 130-pound quarterfinal match.
Jordan Passehl of Montrose, left, won 7-3 over Casey Couch from Berthoud in a Class 4A 189-pound quarterfinal match.
Palisade High School coach Brian Rush calls out instructions for Nick Stephanus, left, during his 9-6 Class 4A quarterfinal loss to Jacob Arellano from Niwot.
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