Last Saturday night, Paonia High School senior Jesse Reed joined one of the most elite groups of athletes in the state by winning his fourth wrestling title last weekend at the state wrestling meet.
The win makes Reed the 18th wrestler in Colorado wrestling’s 79-year history to win four state titles.
Ever since he pinned a No. 1-seeded senior in the second round to claim his first state wrestling title as a freshman 113-pounder, Reed has had a target on his back. The kid to beat.
Delta wrestlers are starting to believe.
Four years ago, Delta didn’t win a single first-round state match.
The Paonia Eagles couldn’t quite pull off a fourth consecutive team win at last week’s 2A State Wrestling Championships, but they performed a couple of notable feats.
Paonia produced three state champions — the most of any team at the tournament, tied with Meeker for most tournament pins with 15, and produced the 18th four-time state champion in state history.
The Hotchkiss wrestling team scored 53 points and finished eighth at the 79th annual State Wrestling Championships, but got off to a rough start, winning just three of eight opening-round matches.
Sophomore Wade Katzdorn placed highest for the Bulldogs.
In their first year as a Class 2A team, the young Cedaredge Bruins ended a roller-coaster season with a lot of experience, but not much to show for it after failing to place a wrestler at the 3A State Wrestling Championships in Denver last weekend.
The Bruins qualified four underclassmen for the tournament.
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