Gillen, Peterson rally for a pair of podiums

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Gillen, Peterson rally for a pair of podiums

STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Durango High School heavyweight Trevor Gillen wrapped up fifth place at the CHSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Pepsi Center. He went 2-1 on Day 3 in Denver, including an overtime win in the finale to reach the podium. “Trevor was ready for that,” DHS head coach Doug Cuddie said. “We could have gone eight overtimes, and we would have won that match.”
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Trevor Gillen was squeezed into a couple of tight spots Saturday at the state tournament, but the Durango High School heavyweight exhaled for a pair of overtime victories and a fifth-place podium finish at the state meet.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Terrell Stanley of Widefield’s was Trevor Gillen’s only fall Saturday at the CHSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships. Gillen won his other two matches Day 3 at state and stepped onto the Pepsi Center podium in fifth place.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Rudy Peterson couldn’t quite put a finger on victory during his state match against Brendan Unitt of Windsor on Saturday, but the Durango High School senior rallied for a fifth-place podium-finish. “It feels good to end my high school career with a win,” Peterson said. “It’s awesome.”
Rudy Peterson wrestled back through the consolation bracket to finish a hard-earned fifth place at state. “I credit everything to Coach (Doug) Cuddie,” said Peterson, who celebrated his podium finish with an embrace from his head coach.

Gillen, Peterson rally for a pair of podiums

STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Durango High School heavyweight Trevor Gillen wrapped up fifth place at the CHSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Pepsi Center. He went 2-1 on Day 3 in Denver, including an overtime win in the finale to reach the podium. “Trevor was ready for that,” DHS head coach Doug Cuddie said. “We could have gone eight overtimes, and we would have won that match.”
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Trevor Gillen was squeezed into a couple of tight spots Saturday at the state tournament, but the Durango High School heavyweight exhaled for a pair of overtime victories and a fifth-place podium finish at the state meet.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Terrell Stanley of Widefield’s was Trevor Gillen’s only fall Saturday at the CHSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships. Gillen won his other two matches Day 3 at state and stepped onto the Pepsi Center podium in fifth place.
STEVE LEWIS/Herald
Rudy Peterson couldn’t quite put a finger on victory during his state match against Brendan Unitt of Windsor on Saturday, but the Durango High School senior rallied for a fifth-place podium-finish. “It feels good to end my high school career with a win,” Peterson said. “It’s awesome.”
Rudy Peterson wrestled back through the consolation bracket to finish a hard-earned fifth place at state. “I credit everything to Coach (Doug) Cuddie,” said Peterson, who celebrated his podium finish with an embrace from his head coach.
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