Peña uses 'big move'

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Peña uses 'big move'

Ignacio High School sophomore pulls off miracle to defend his state title


Alex Peña, the Class 2A defending state champion at 112 pounds from Ignacio High School, holds up his signature “hang loose” with his left hand while the referee holds up his right to signal the sophomore’s surprise comeback victory in the state semifinals Friday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver against Chad Terry of Hayden. Peña trailed by four points with 10 seconds left in their match, then pulled off “the big move” to shock Terry and the rest of the Pepsi Center crowd for the 7-6 win. Peña – 26-2 this season – will wrestle Waylon Cordova of John Mall High School in Walsenburg today for the state championship.

 

Peña uses 'big move'


Alex Peña, the Class 2A defending state champion at 112 pounds from Ignacio High School, holds up his signature “hang loose” with his left hand while the referee holds up his right to signal the sophomore’s surprise comeback victory in the state semifinals Friday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver against Chad Terry of Hayden. Peña trailed by four points with 10 seconds left in their match, then pulled off “the big move” to shock Terry and the rest of the Pepsi Center crowd for the 7-6 win. Peña – 26-2 this season – will wrestle Waylon Cordova of John Mall High School in Walsenburg today for the state championship.

 

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