Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

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Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

County aims to add to list of state placers
Ignacio High School’s Dustin Sanchez placed sixth at last year’s state tournament at 152 pounds, and now he will look to improve in the Class 2A 160-pound bracket as a senior.
Ignacio heavyweight Randy Herrera was second at regionals and will get a chance to wrestle at the Pepsi Center in Denver this week.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Ignacio High School’s Dustin Sanchez placed sixth at last year’s state tournament at 152 pounds, and now he will look to improve in the Class 2A 160-pound bracket as a senior.
Ignacio heavyweight Randy Herrera was second at regionals and will get a chance to wrestle at the Pepsi Center in Denver this week.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Ignacio Skieler Grooms wrestled three matches at state a year ago and is back as a senior looking to stand on the state podium in Class 2A.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Dustin Sanchez, left, and Hunter Robbins of Ignacio have sharpened their skills to reach the state tournament.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Ignacio 182-pounder Cesar Pedregon could be a dark horse in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament based on his recent success.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Bayfield High School’s John Foutz is the lone regional champion from La Plata County. He will look to add state placer to his resume this weekend in the Class 3A 195-pound bracket.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Bayfield’s Daniel Westbrook hopes to raise his arms again at the Pepsi Center at the state tournament this week. The 220-pound senior is going in without stress and looking to build on last year’s fifth-place finish.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Durango senior Paul Smagacz is into the state tournament for the first time in his high school career.

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

Durango’s Tyler Woodworth knows what it is like to win a state title in middle school, but now he is testing his mettle at the high school ranks as the 16th seed in the Class 4A 145-pound bracket.
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