Delta wrestlers score well at CMU Duals

By Wayne Crick

Delta head boys wrestling coach, Clayton Curtis, can take what he learned from last week's CMU Duals and begin piecing together what could become a league title winner.

Expectations remain high following dual competition last week with four Panthers going 5-0 and two others finishing 4-1 in dual competition last Saturday.

The Panthers defeated Durango 54-15 in round one, lost to Grand Junction 54-21 in round two, defeated Grand Valley 59-22 in round three, eased past Hotchkiss 48-36 in round four and defeated Coal Ridge 53-30 in round six.

Freshman Ben Koch (126) won all five of his matches by fall while sophomore Cody Suave (138) had three falls, a decision and a technical fall in the five matches he wrestled.

Senior Drake Horn (160) was also a five-pin winner on the day for the Panthers with senior Logan Church (285) picking up three wins by forfeit and one by fall and one by technical fall.

Senior Brendon Starr won four of his matches by pinfall and his lone loss came by fall in a 4-1 day at CMU. Senior Brandon Harper was also 4-1 on Saturday with his first match of the day a forfeit win over Durango followed by a loss to Grand Junction's stellar athlete Josiah Rider. The remainder of Harper's victories were by fall.