Panther matmen beat EV; 5-0 at Rifle Duals
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:05 am
Photo by Wayne Crick Delta 182-pounder Sam Komives applies pressure to lever his Eagle Valley opponent into a pinning combination in a match that took place last Thursday in Delta. Komives eventually put his opponent on his back for a pin (2:44). The Pant
Had it not been for a forfeit at 113, Delta's Panthers might have posted a shutout against Eagle Valley last Thursday night. The Panthers went on to win 71-6.
On Saturday, the Panthers were in Rifle for the Rumble in the Rockies Duals.
The Panthers were 5-0 in the day-long event and had six wrestlers finish the day with impressive 5-0 records.
Delta 71, EV 6
Earning pins for the Panthers, against Eagle Valley, were Luke Anderson (106, 4:44), Drake Horn (132, 1:17), Chance Dillingham (152, 3:15), Stephen Davignon (160, 2:45), Sam Komives (182, 2:45) and Logan Church (285, 1:44).
Panthers winning by decision were Ayden Tucker (120, 8-6) and Josh Reeder (195, 1-0).
Shaun Staats, wrestling at 138, scored a 16-0 technical fall in his match.
Forfeit wins for the Panthers included Brandon Harper at 126, Kole Roberts at 145, Kory Mills at 170 and Livan Santander at 220.
Delta won five duals in Rifle on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Basalt 65-12, Glenwood Springs 53-22, Rifle 49-16, Steamboat Springs 60-12 and Grand Valley 65-18.
Delta wrestlers who won all five of their matches included Drake Horn (132), Shawn Staats (138), Kole Roberts (145), Chance Dillingham (152) Kory Mills (170) and Logan Church (285).
Delta's Bradley Burns, wrestling in the 182-pound division, was the lone placer for the Panthers' second-team participants in the Paonia Screamin' Eagle tournament.
Burns (2-3) lost by pinfall (0:44) to Travis Etier of West Grand to place sixth.