Haga, Peña reach 2A state finals

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Haga, Peña reach 2A state finals

STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Ignacio’s Alex Peña, who decisioned Drew Greer of Denver Lutheran 5-2 in Friday’s state semifinals, said focus was critical in his victory. “Coach told me he wrestles a lot like I do,” he said of Greer, a junior. “You’ve just got to believe in your moves, and then use them,” said Peña, who will take a 33-2 record – and a 99-5 career mark – into today’s Class 2A state championship.
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“It’s about focus this weekend,” Ignacio’s Casey Haga said after he piled up a big 18-9 victory over Trenton Rico of Burlington in the state semifinals. “It was hard work and determination.” Haga (43-2) will wrestle top seed Layne Crumley (37-1) of Akron in today’s 145-pound state title match in Class 2A.
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Alex Peña opened Friday’s matches with a hard-nosed 6-5 decision over Adam Baca of Rocky Ford in the quarterfinals. Peña overcame a troublesome knee injury to beat the highly regarded Baca, a virtual clone of the Ignacio Bobcats’ two-time state champion.
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Alex Peña of Ignacio earned a 6-5 quarterfinal victory over Adam Baca of Rocky Ford in the Class 2A 119-pound division of the state championships to reach Friday night’s semifinals.
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Colton Wyatt watched a high-scoring 16-11 decision fall to Caleb Christensen of Akron at 189 pounds in his first consolation-round dual Friday at the state tournament. He won by pin in his second match.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Colton Wyatt went for a ride against Caleb Christensen of Akron in an early-morning loss Friday at the state tournament, but he bounced back to win his second consolation-round match and will continue wrestling today.

Haga, Peña reach 2A state finals

STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Ignacio’s Alex Peña, who decisioned Drew Greer of Denver Lutheran 5-2 in Friday’s state semifinals, said focus was critical in his victory. “Coach told me he wrestles a lot like I do,” he said of Greer, a junior. “You’ve just got to believe in your moves, and then use them,” said Peña, who will take a 33-2 record – and a 99-5 career mark – into today’s Class 2A state championship.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
“It’s about focus this weekend,” Ignacio’s Casey Haga said after he piled up a big 18-9 victory over Trenton Rico of Burlington in the state semifinals. “It was hard work and determination.” Haga (43-2) will wrestle top seed Layne Crumley (37-1) of Akron in today’s 145-pound state title match in Class 2A.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Alex Peña opened Friday’s matches with a hard-nosed 6-5 decision over Adam Baca of Rocky Ford in the quarterfinals. Peña overcame a troublesome knee injury to beat the highly regarded Baca, a virtual clone of the Ignacio Bobcats’ two-time state champion.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Alex Peña of Ignacio earned a 6-5 quarterfinal victory over Adam Baca of Rocky Ford in the Class 2A 119-pound division of the state championships to reach Friday night’s semifinals.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Colton Wyatt watched a high-scoring 16-11 decision fall to Caleb Christensen of Akron at 189 pounds in his first consolation-round dual Friday at the state tournament. He won by pin in his second match.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Colton Wyatt went for a ride against Caleb Christensen of Akron in an early-morning loss Friday at the state tournament, but he bounced back to win his second consolation-round match and will continue wrestling today.
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