Hotchkiss upped its dual record to 7-5 Friday night with wins over Norwood and Meeker.
In the Bulldogs' 40-21 win over Meeker, Jace Peebles opened with an 11-3 major decision win over Jacob Shelton. At 195, Devin Curtis won by fall (1:11) over Ridge Williams. Presley Pene (126), Traycer Hall (132) and Kaleb Lovelace (146) also picked up six-point wins for Hotchkiss.
Meeker wrestlers won at three weights. At 160, James Amick won by fall (0:57) over Jake Lange. At 120, Jacob Pelloni won by a 14-7 decision over JD Miller. At 138, Christopher Strate won by fall (3:27) over Karsen Sommer.
Hotchkiss won by forfeit at 220 and 285 pounds; Meeker picked up a forfeit win at 170. Due to double forfeits, no points were awarded at 182, 106 and 113.
In the Bulldogs' 37-36 win over Norwood, the dual started at 170, but due to forfeits, the first match wrestled was at 120, with JD Miller winning by fall at 3:37 over Meeker's Zane Truelock to give Hotchkiss a 24-18 lead. In the longest match of the night, Pene (126) won over Norwood's Hunter Wilson in a 3-2 ultimate tiebreaker.
Traycer Hall won the 132-pound match by an 11-0 major decision over Norwood's Jace Sinks.
James Franklin picked up the first win for Norwood, winning by fall (1:28) over Karsen Sommer. Maverick Riley Wilson followed at 145 with a fall at 2:40 over Lovelace. Peebles won the 152-pound match with a 32-second fall over Broc Joseph to secure the dual win for Hotchkiss. Norwood's Aidan Dabal (160) won the final match, pinning Lange in 1:44.
Between the two matches, Norwood defeated Meeker, 39-22.
The Bulldogs compete this Friday at the Kortney Lake Duals at Center. Ten teams are anticipated at the duals, which are named after Kortney Lake, an all-American wrestler for Adams State who died from esophageal cancer in 2006.
On Saturday, Hotchkiss competes in the annual Valley Classic at Center.