Austin Todd continues to make a strong showing for the Cedaredge Bruins.
Competing at 106 pounds, the fourth-ranked freshman wrestled to a 3-1 record to place third at Saturday's Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament.
Todd won his opening match, pinning Alan Rascon of Coal Ridge in 3:59, then was upset by Cody Pfau of Grand Valley. Todd is now 1-2 against the fifth-ranked Pfau. Todd defeated Jake Hubbell of Hotchkiss to advance to the finals, where he won by technical fall to Alex Cohen of Glenwood Springs.
Wyatt Toothaker was 2-2 to place fourth at 113 pounds. Toothaker lost by pinfall to Garrett Toothaker of Hotchkiss, then defeated Jacob Hegwood of Grand Valley to advance to the finals, where he lost to Patrick Huffman of Buena Vista.
Peter Williamson opened with a win at 132 over Grand Valley, then lost by a 16-5 decision to No. 1-seeded Jacob Rubalcaba of Grand Junction Central.
Williamson won in an 8-4 decision over Hank Edwards of Hotchkiss, then lost to JC Henderson of Meeker, 8-5, to place fourth.
Ty Morton (126), Brian Leahy (170) and Mario Madaleno finished the tournament at 1-2.
The Eagle Valley tournament "has been a good tournament for us," said head coach Ted Schanen. Eagle Valley also hosts a junior varsity tournament. That makes the day, which begins at about 3:30 a.m. in order to catch the bus, much more fun, said Schanen.
The next few days are the busiest of the season. The Bruins dual Gunnison tonight at Gunnison, then will host the annual dual against Paonia this Friday beginning at 6 p.m. The junior varsity teams will also compete at the dual.
The Eagles shut the Bruins out last season, and Cedaredge is hoping to improve on that record, said Schanen.
On Friday they compete at the Salida Invitational. The tournament gives them a chance to preview teams from the southern part of the state. They compete on Jan. 25 in the Paonia Duals, and on Jan. 26 at the Screaming Eagle tournament at Paonia.