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Photo by Dean Humphrey

Paonia’s Tony Darling flexes Saturday night after winning his 285-pound match, one of five Eagles to win state titles, as Paonia won its third straight team title. Darling pinned Crowley County’s Keith Dunagan in 1:01.

Eagle three-peat

Paonia captures third straight 2A team crown

DENVER — Five state finalists, five champions.
Paonia High School wrestling coach Andy Pipher didn’t know the Colorado wrestling history off the top of his head, but he knew this much when it comes to teams having five individual state champions in a season: “It ain’t been done too many times.” PHOTO GALLERY
And he knew for certain the latest to do it was Paonia on Saturday night, when junior Jesse Reed at 126 pounds, sophomore Bo Pipher at 132, senior Ty Coats at 152, junior Zach Milner at 160 and senior Tony Darling at heavyweight won Class 2A state wrestling championships.





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