The Bayfield High School wrestlers jumped right back onto the mats Saturday, taking second place in the prestigious Rocky Mountain Invitational at Pagosa Springs.
The Wolverines, who had 11 placers out of 12 wrestlers, finished second only to Centauri, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A. Centauri totaled 214.5 points. Bayfield was second with 180 points.
Monte Vista, ranked No. 7 in the state, finished third with 149 points. Monticello, Utah, was fourth (145) with Class 5A Widefield fifth (141).
Fifteen schools competed in the individual bracket tournament-style invitational.
The Wolverines sported two individual champions, including 125-pounder Trevor Huntsman, who also was voted the outstanding wrestler in the lighter weights.
Huntsman went 4-0 in the tournament to win the title.
Bayfield freshman Aaron Velasquez also won a tournament title, taking first place at 152 pounds. He also went 4-0 on Saturday.
Bayfield's James Cummins finished second at 130 pounds with a 3-1 record.
Teammate Markus Eckstein finished second at 189 pounds (3-1).
Two Wol-verines finished third in their brackets: Taylor Swanemyr at 140 and Austin Thorne at 145.
Coty Towning added a fifth at 215 (3-1 record). Garrett Tyrrell also had a fifth for BHS (119 pounds).
Tanner McGeehee was sixth for the Wolverines at 135, and Brenden Harrison was seventh at 160. Jeff Huffmyer was eighth at 171.
"I really felt like we started right where we left off in December," said Herb Stinson, the Wolverines' head coach.
"We wrestled extremely well in a tough tournament," he said.
"The big thing was coming off Christmas break, seeing what kind of shape we were in. And we did OK," Stinson said.
The Wolverines are back in action Thursday at Ignacio in the makeup of the dual match postponed last week.
Durango High SchoolDurango High School crowned one individual champion Saturday in Pagosa Springs.
Senior Ty Penning, at 119 pounds, won the tournament title, and he beat a couple of premier wrestlers in the semifinals and finals.
Penning defeated Colton Musselman of Monticello, Utah, 4-0 in the semifinals. Musselman is a defending state champion in Utah.
Then in the championship match, Penning defeated Stephen Smith of Pagosa Springs 8-2.
"Ty wrestled unbelievable well," Durango head coach Doug Cuddie said. "He beat the Monticello wrestler in the semis, and he wrestled well against Smith from Pagosa."
Rudy Peterson finished third for the Demons at 103 pounds. His loss in the semifinals came to the eventual tournament champion from Widefield. Otherwise, Peterson won all of his matches.
CJ Hamby was fifth for the Demons at 112 pounds. He drew the eventual tournament champion in the second round. It was his only loss as he came back with three wins and fifth place.
"He had three really good matches, and he did a nice job," Cuddie said.
The Demons took only six wrestlers to the Rocky Mountain Invitational, but three placed.
"That was good competition. We were pleased to place three," Cuddie said.
The Demons return to the mats Friday when they travel to La Jara to wrestle Centauri.