One point bounces the Bobcats from state

Ignacio’s lone state wrestling contender, heavyweight Josh Gallegos, was eliminated from the CHSAA Class 2A State Wrestling Championships on Friday with a 7-6 loss to Jarred Zumwalt of Swink. Enlarge photo

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Ignacio’s lone state wrestling contender, heavyweight Josh Gallegos, was eliminated from the CHSAA Class 2A State Wrestling Championships on Friday with a 7-6 loss to Jarred Zumwalt of Swink.

Ignacio High School’s hope of a state wrestling medal is gone.

Ignacio’s only state wrestling contender is out after Day 2 of the CHSAA Class 2A State Wrestling Championships.

Heavyweight Josh Gallegos, the Bobcats’ lone contender, was eliminated with a 7-6 loss to Jarred Zumwalt of Swink.

It was a back and forth match until the end, IHS head coach Bob Overturf said.

“It was a whole mess,” he said with a laugh. But “first year wrestler, come to state, lose two matches by just one point – that’s huge.”

Gallegos also lost his first-round match Thursday by a single point – 2-1 over Lorenzo Trujillo of John Mall.

“He made it to the show, and he wrestled well here,” Overturf said. “He doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of. He battled; he battled, and that’s all I can ask for.”

Paonia leads Class 2A with 142 points. Highland is second with 117.

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