The Cedaredge Bruins, who have been at the top of the state 2A rankings since late December, scored 144.5 points to place fourth Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational at Centennial High School in Pueblo.
The Bruins were the highest placing team among small schools, finishing behind Dumas (Texas) with 213.5 points, and Class 4A Grand Junction Central (154 points) and Pueblo South (145 points).
Twenty-one teams competed at the tournament.
Cedaredge sent eight wrestlers into the championship round and won two gold medals and one silver.
Freshman Trey Geyer and sophomore Sean Dale both won their championship matches, scoring a combined 55 points for Cedaredge along the way. Wrestling at 120, Geyer (21-2) won the championship match by an 11-3 major decision over 20-9 Kristian Arguello, a sixth-ranked wrestler from Pueblo South. Geyer also defeated Arguello in December to place third at the Warrior Classic.
Dale, who received a first-round bye, pinned his three opponents in a total of 4 minutes, 53 seconds, and won the title match over 21-6 sophomore Emilio Chavez of Mead in 43 seconds.
Taj Van der Linde won silver at 220 pounds.
Three Bruin wrestlers placed fifth. Alex McCracken placed fifth on a 4-2 win over a 17-9 wrestler from Dumas in the championship round.
Junior Jered Hulteen placed fifth on a win over Dumas. In quarterfinals, Hulteen had the shortest technical fall of the tournament, outscoring his opponent, 15-0, in 1:59.
Junior Drew Markley was seeded 15th and finished fifth.
Adrien Nieto (113) was seeded 11th and placed sixth. Also placing sixth was Colton Hoerr (152), whose opening round, 14-second pin was tied for the fastest fall of the tournament.
Sam Campbell (106), Ryan Imhoff (113), Toby Waddell (182), and Derek Sanchez) scored team points for Cedaredge.