The Paonia Eagles won 12 of 14 matches to defeat Delta, 52-6.
Ranked No. 1 in Class 2A competition, Paonia scored pins at 120 (Josh Altman over Hayes McCracken) 126 (Jesse Reed over David Brown), 138 (Bo Pipher over Tylon Cordova), 182 (Will Austin over Cordell Stroud) and 285 pounds, with Tony Darling avenging a 3-2 loss in December at the Panther Invitational to junior Marcus Garcia with a win by pinfall (:43).
Winning by decision were Gabe Ferguson, 10-8, over Kavan Trujillo at 113 pounds; Isaac Ferguson, 11-5 over Wyatt Church (132); Zach Milner, 5-2 over Daniel Brown; Logan Schopp, 2-0 over Kory Mills; and Joel Simianer, 9-2 over Livan Santander.
Delta wrestlers took their Paonia opponent three rounds in seven of the 14 weight classes. At 152 pounds, Panther junior Derek Horn (18-11) and Paonia senior Ty Coats went into sudden victory overtime after ending regulation time in a 1-1 tie. Coats scored a takedown for the win.
Alejandro Medina, a 15-9 junior who wrestles at 220 pounds, wrestled at 195 pounds to claim one of two victories for the Panthers, winning by a 9-2 decision over freshman Trevor Smith.
At 145 pounds, Panther Kodie Komives won by an 11-7 decision over Nick Brewer.blog comments powered by Disqus