Campos, Mayberry place at Warrior meet
By Tamie Meck
Published Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:06 am
Photo by Tamie Meck Sergio Campos works toward a 13-4 win over Jacob Pelloni of Meeker in the 120-pound semifinal match of the Warrior Classic. Campos finished second to a top-ranked wrestler from Uintah, Utah.
Hotchkiss placed two wrestlers at the 41st Central Warrior wrestling tournament.
At 120 pounds, Sergio Campos was seeded first and won silver Saturday night after falling in the first round to Utah High School state champion Gavin Ayotte of Uintah.
Campos placed fourth at the Warrior as a sophomore. The loss was his first of the season.
Campos pinned Fruita Monument's Tayton Skufca in 1 minute, 21 seconds to advance to quarterfinals, where he won in a 5-3 tiebreaker over 4A wrestler Kristian Arguello of Pueblo South. In semifinals, Campos won by a 13-4 major decision over Meeker senior Jacob Pelloni.
Junior Landen Mayberry (106) placed sixth after a championship round loss to 5A Denver East's Armando Garcia. Mayberry opened the tournament Friday by pinning Battle Mountain's Sasha Gordon in seven seconds, which marked the shortest match of the two-day, 42-team, tournament. Mayberry lost in quarterfinals after being pinned by Garcia with four seconds remaining on the clock. Mayberry wrestled back to consolation semifinals on a technical fall over Uintah, Utah -- the seventh-fastest technical fall of the tournament, and a 12-11 decision over Pagosa Springs. He dropped to the fifth-place match on a loss to 5A Grand Junction's Kieran Thompson.
Considered one of the most competitive tournaments in the state, last weekend's Warrior Classic attracted 42 teams from and 398 competitors from throughout Colorado, and from Utah and New Mexico.
Hotchkiss will open the new year on Jan. 4 with a dual against Palisade's Bulldogs at Colorado Mesa University.