On the mat after Christmas break
By Emily Pleier
First Tournament in 2019
Saturday, January 5th, was a huge day for the Gilpin wrestlers in the first tourney of New Year. With 22 schools competing, including the 5A Ralston Valley School, the team took home multiple wins. Overcoming a few obstacles, the team was able to achieve success in multiple weight classes.
Kamron Brewer and Mike Wenholz both walked away with wins for the team. Mike Wenholz won his match against Andrew Toole from Delta, Colorado. Kamron Brewer won his match against Josh Boeke from Gypsum, Colorado.
The boys were back in practice getting ready for their duel in Clear Creek on Wednesday, January 9th. They were also getting ready for their tournament in Lyons, Colorado, on Saturday, January 12th.
This week’s tournament in Lyons, Colorado was a huge success for Gilpin wrestlers. The team took home multiple wins and placed in two different weight classes. Angel Gomez started of the day with a win against Angelo Bernal from Northglenn, Colorado. Soon after, he won again against Jean Luke Barkley from Fort Collins.
Mike Wenholz also had a great day, winning four out of five matches. Starting first with Ethan Terch from Erie, Colorado, this ended up being one of his quickest pins – taking only 31 seconds. In his next match, he made another quick pin against Devin Chambers from Northglenn, Colorado which took him 44 seconds. His last two wins were against Jeremiah Pacheco from Milliken, Colorado, then Joel Blair who was also from Milliken. Overall he placed 2nd in his weight class of 132 lbs.
Kamron Brewer placed 3rd in his weight class of 113 lbs. His first match was against Dustin Neal-Murphy from Granby, Colorado. His second match was against Henry Bergen from Middle Park, and his last match was against Cesar Loya Damian. The first year high school wrestler shows promise for a future high school wrestling career.
Overall, the team did very well in this week’s tournament. The team is back in practice getting ready for their tournament this Saturday, January 19, in Strasburg, Colorado.