Cedaredge 106-pounder Austin Todd was the Bruins' best hope for a medal. But Todd, who entered the tournament as the defending 3A Region 1 champion and seeded second, was one of three wrestlers upset by No. 10 seeded junior, Diondre Garcia of Monte Vista, on his way to his first state title.
Todd opened with a win by technical fall (16-0) over freshman Joshua Marquardt of Faith Christian, then came up against Garcia, who also won his opening match by a 16-0 technical fall. Todd lost to Garcia by a 10-4 decision. Todd ended his first year of varsity wrestling with a 32-7 record and 13 pins.
Three Bruin wrestlers, freshman Jacob Ostrom (120), and juniors Brian Leahy (170) and Alejandro Alejandre, lost their first-round and first-round consolation matches.
Junior Peter Williamson suffered a first-round loss by technical fall to Christopher Martin of Centauri, then won by pinfall in the first round over Vincent Gearhart of La Junta. Williamson lost by a 5-1 decision to Alec Petterson, a 29-9 sophomore from Brush.
With nine freshmen, eight sophomores and seven juniors on this year's team, the entire Bruins wrestling team will have another shot at state in 2014.blog comments powered by Disqus