Bulldogs, Eagles score big at Valley Classic
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:30 am
Two Delta County wrestling teams participated in the Valley Classic in Center this past weekend.
Hotchkiss' Bulldogs were the toast of the meet after outpointing 21 other teams for the team title with 208.5 points. Buena Vista scored 188 points to place second and Paonia's Eagles had 175 points to take third.
Norwood/Nucla scored 131 points and finished fifth in the 22-team field.
Hotchkiss claimed just one individual title with Wade Katzdorn winning at 160 pounds. The Bulldogs were in the hunt for titles in four separate matches.
Sergio Campos lost to Salida's Ryan Moltz (36-1) at 113, Colton Hall was edged in the 132-pound bout, Kaden Murray-Owens lost to Norwood/Nucla's Trenton Armintrout at 170 and Devin Curtis fell in the 195-pound match, scoring plenty of points to carry Hotchkiss to a team title.
Also scoring high points for the Bulldogs was Landen Mayberry with a third-place finish at 106 pounds. Scoring fourth-place points were Colton Deluzio (138), Parker Katzdorn (182) and Conner Collins (285).
Joseph Nault was fifth in the 285-pound division with sixth place finishes going to Taylor White (120) and Chris Lovato (126).
Paonia picked up first-place points from Trevor Smith at 285 and scored second-place points from Sackett Chesnik (138). Third places went to Jaden Miller (182) and Cyrus Malek-Madani (220) and Clay Campbell was fourth in the 145-pound match.
Zeb Etter (106) was a fifth-place winner for the Eagles.