9:45 a.m. Feb. 19
DENVER -- Riverdale Ridge's AJ Hague was the runner-up in the class 4A, 120-pound state championships.
Jackzen Rairdon of Thompson Valley earned a tough, 3-1 decision over …
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Jackzen Rairdon of Thompson Valley earned a tough, 3-1 decision over Hague in the finals last night.
Mikey Medina placed fourth at 106 pounds. James Pantoja of Windsor squeaked past Medina 4-3 in the third-place mach.
In the state girls wrestling tournament, Natashak Kuberski took second at 235 pounds. Ciara Monger of Calhan earned the title with a pinfall win.
We'll have more in the Feb. 23 issues of the Brighton Standard Blade and the northglenn-Thornton Sentinel.
9:15 a.m. Feb. 18
Two Riverdale Ridge wrestlers are in tonight's finals at the state 4A wrestling tournament at Ball Arena.
AJ Hague beat Mesa Ridge's Damien Reyes 4-1 in last night's 120-pound semifinals. Hague faes Thompson Valley's Jackzen Rairdon in the finakls.
At 106 pounds, Mikey Medina came up short against the No. 2 seed, Isiaha Harrison of Mountain View in last night's semifinals. Harrison won by a major, 14-1 decision. Medina faces either Gabe Hall of Thompson Valley or Disan Tenorio of Littleton later today.
Ariel Villalobos (132 pounds) and Lino Oliverez (175 pounds) lost their first two matches and are out of the tournament.
We'll update later.
1:30 p.m. Feb. 17
DENVER -- Riverdale Ridge's Mikey Medina and AJ Haguerolled into the state 4A semifinals at this afternoon at Ball Arena.
Medina, the 106-pounder, pinned Montrose's Aidan Gonzales in 1:32 of their quarterfinal contest. Earlier, Medina pinned Jayden Morm of Denver South in 3:34 of their first-round contest.
Medina faces Mountain View's Isaiah Harrison tonight. Semifinals begin at 7 p.m.
Hague, the No. 2 seed at 120 pounds, needed 3:42 of his quarterfinal match to piun Julian Chavez of Greeley West. Hague pinned Pueblo West's Benjamin Kauffman in the first round last night. The elapsed time was 1;11 .Hague faces Damien Reyes of Ridge in the semis.
Ramon Salazar of Erie pinned Ariel Villalbos of the Ravens in 1:16 of their 132-pound, first-round match last night. Villalobos faces Durango's Riley Belt in the consolation round later this afternoon. Vista Ridge's Solomon Arnds pinned Lino Oliverez of the Ravens in 1:19 of their 175-pound, first-round match last night. Oliverez takes on Skyline's Naddox Leggett in the first round of consolation matches today.
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