Five Tiger, one Indian to take part in state wrestling tournament
by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor
DENVER — When the first session of the Colorado State Wrestling Championships commences at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pepsi Center in Denver, five Bennett Tigers and one Strasburg Indian will start their trek for weight titles.
The 3A preliminaries will include the following Tigers: junior Joe Jordan (28-12 overall) against Jake Hamilton (33-8) of Colorado Springs Christian at 145 pounds; sophomore Mac Copeland (38-6) against Diego Madrigal (18-7) of Sheridan at 160; sophomore Cody DuBois (32-8) against Dylan Kloss of Middle Park at 170; senior Mason Wakeham (29-10) against Benny Gonzales (17-12) from La Junta; and junior Casey Harvey (11-8) against Daniel Westbrook from Bayfield.
Strasburg junior Chad Sutherland is scheduled to take on Sierra’s Atsamaz Pliev.
If Sutherland and Harvey both win or both lose their opening matches, they will face off with each other in the second round.
The championship quarterfinal round and first round of consolations take place at 9 a.m. on Friday. Championship semifinals are scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. Friday with the championship round at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. For the full state tournament schedule, visit www.chsaanow.com.
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