3A State Finals results18 Feb 2017
By Tom Blair - ICW staff
The 3A finals started out in normal progression at the 106 lb weight class, freshman Jacob Duran (Fort Lupton) won by decision over Elijah Delacerda (Alamosa) 8 – 3, to start his journey to a possible 4X state champ. In 112 lbs the brother Isaiah Delacerda (Alamosa) won by fall over A.j. Serna (Grand Valley) Fall 3:27 in the second period and became the second 3X champ on the night. At 120 lbs sophomore Joe Chavez (Centauri) won by major decision 17 – 3 over Jimmy Ramirez iii (Jefferson) to gain valuable team points. Senior Jody Sandoval ii (Fort Lupton) won by decision 2 – 0 over Moises Juarez (Monte Vista) making him a 3X state champion and the fourth one on the night at 126 lbs. This is a night for records to fall as 132 lb Kyle Cisneros (Jefferson) won by decision8 - 3 over Brandon Damian (Valley) and became a 2X state champ. Cisneros ended his high school with the state record of 177 wins. Noah Hermosillo (Eagle Valley) won by decision 9 – 4 over Quinton Montague (Centauri) to take the 138 lb state title. Repeating for a 2nd state title at 145 lbs Aaron Trujillo (Valley) won by decision 5 – 2 over Brandon Buhr (Centauri) to also help built points in the team race. The # 3 ranked Isaiah Salazar (Eaton) won by decision 3 – 1 over # 1 ranked and seeded Jimmy Laconte (Weld Central). At 160 lbs Kolsen Welham (Holy Family) won by major decision 13 – 3 over Hayden Johnson (Steamboat Springs) to end his career on a winning note. Josh Flanagan (Valley) 44-4 won by decision over Mikinzie Klimper (Moffat County) 40-7 (Dec 5-4). Valley added their second individual champ as Josh Flanagan (Valley) 170 lbs won by decision 5 – 4 over Mikinzie Klimper (Moffat County). At 182 lbs William Tyler (La Junta) won by decision 3 – 2 over Nathan Johns (Classical Academy, The). 195 lbs Fabian Estrada (Alameda) won by fall in the second period 2:44 over Deven Mosman (Ridge View). The 220 lb winner Oscar Lopez (Jefferson) won in sudden victory - 1 by decision 10 – 5 over Evan Hoff (Grand Valley) with a takedown straight to near fall points. Earning his second state title 285 lbs Ricky Ayala (Sheridan) won by decision 3 – 2 over Logan Church (Delta ).
The team title goes to Valley 102.5 (4X repeat), Jefferson 99, Alamosa 98, Centauri 89 and Sheridan 81 points.