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Colorado gets it first Ironman Champ

11 Dec 2017

By Tom Blair , ICW Staff

One of the toughest high school national tournament start competition 12/ 8 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at Walsh Jesuit High School. The Walsh Jesuit Ironman wrestling tournament has 94 teams represented from across the nation which brings the best in the county to this small town in Ohio. Some teams are a full squad of 14 wrestlers while other teams are just invited individuals that are ranked nationally or at the top of the state ranking. The top 10 teams are Blair Academy, NJ; St. John Bosco, CA; Wyoming Seminary, PA; St. Paris Graham, Ohio; Montini Catholic, Ill; Lak Highland Prep, FL; St. Edwards, Ohio; Broken Arrow, OK; Allen, TX; and Christiansburg, VA; all will be battling it out for the top team honors.

Colorado has five teams sending individuals to wrestle, they are Air Academy (1), Castle View (3), Grand Junction (1), Ponderosa (3) and Pomona (3). The primarily Colorado wrestlers seeding before weigh-ins are done: #13 Wyatt Yapoujian, Pomona; 120 lbs - #3 Malik Heinselman, Castle View, #10 Justin Pacheco, Pomona; 138 lbs – #16 Colton Yapoujian, Pomona; 145 lbs - #16 Dylan Martinez, Grand Junction; 160 lbs - #12 Parker Benekas, Ponderosa; 182 lbs - #6 Tate Samuelson, Castle View; 195 lbs – # 7 Jayden Woodruff, Ponderosa; and 285 lbs - #2 Cohlton Schultz, Ponderosa.

Going into day 2, Colorado has four wrestlers in the quarterfinals provided by two team Castle View and Ponderosa;  120 lbs Malik Heinselman, and 182 lbs Tate Samuelson from Castle View; 195 lbs Jayden Woodruff and 285 lbs Cohlton Schutlz from Ponderosa. Still alive in the consi rounds were 145 lbs Dylan Martinez, Grand Junction; 138 lbs Colton Yapoujian, Pomona and his teammate Justin Pacheco at 120 lbs.

Results of day for the Colorado wrestlers that did not make it to day two:

132 - Jason Hanenberg, Air Academy went 3 – 2 with three pins and the two loses by decision. Champ. Round 1 - Jason Hanenberg (Air Academy, CO) 3-2 won by fall over Isaiah Stickley (Graham HS, OH) 0-2 (Fall 3:01); Champ. Round 2 - Jesse Vasquez (Santiago (Corona), CA) 3-2 won by major decision over Jason Hanenberg (Air Academy, CO) 3-2 (MD 19-6); Cons. Round 2 - Jason Hanenberg (Air Academy, CO) 3-2 won by fall over Seth Lambers (Elder, OH) 0-2 (Fall 1:26); Cons. Round 3 - Jason Hanenberg (Air Academy, CO) 3-2 won by fall over Cody Mirander (Allen Hs, TX) 0-2 (Fall 4:04); Cons. Round 4 - Gabriel Tagg (Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH) 5-2 won by decision over Jason Hanenberg (Air Academy, CO) 3-2 (Dec 9-2)

113 - Adrian Marquez, Castle View went 0 – 2 for day one, taking him out of the tournament. Champ. Round 1 - Adrian Marquez (Castle View High School, CO) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye); Champ. Round 2 - Tristan Lujan (Selma, CA) 2-2 won by decision over Adrian Marquez (Castle View High School, CO) 0-2 (Dec 6-2); Cons. Round 2 - Adrian Marquez (Castle View High School, CO) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 - Adrian Marquez (Castle View High School, CO) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 4 - Beau Bayless (Reynolds Hs, PA) 4-3 won by decision over Adrian Marquez (Castle View High School, CO) 0-2 (Dec 4-2)

106 - Wyatt Yapoujian, Pomona went 2 – 2 placing him out of the tournament after day one. Champ. Round 1 - Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona, CO) 2-2 won by major decision over Jared Hill (Broken Arrow Hs, OK) 2-2 (MD 12-3); Champ. Round 2 - Diego Sotelo (Marmion Academy, IL) 2-2 won by decision over Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona, CO) 2-2 (Dec 5-3); Cons. Round 2 - Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona, CO) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 - Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona, CO) 2-2 won by major decision over Dierre Clayton (St Vincent-St Mary, OH) 0-2 (MD 12-0); Cons. Round 4 - Braxton Brown (Allen Hs, TX) 2-2 won by decision over Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona, CO) 2-2 (Dec 2-0)

160 - Parker Benekas, Ponderosa went 2 – 2 for the day and finish with a lost in round 5 to end his tournament hopes.  Champ. Round 1 - Parker Benekas (Ponderosa, CO) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye); Champ. Round 2 - Parker Benekas (Ponderosa, CO) 2-2 won by decision over Haydon Rockman (Elyria, OH) 1-2 (Dec 5-2); Champ. Round 3 - Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow Hs, OK) 3-3 won by decision over Parker Benekas (Ponderosa, CO) 2-2 (Dec 6-3); Cons. Round 4 - Parker Benekas (Ponderosa, CO) 2-2 won by fall over Dominic Vinas (Perry (Massillon) H.S., OH) 1-2 (Fall 2:56); Cons. Round 5 - Austin Murphy (Elder, OH) 3-2 won by decision over Parker Benekas (Ponderosa, CO) 2-2 (Dec 4-3)

 Ironman Update into Day 2:

At 120 lbs Malik Heinselman of Castle View High School, CO is in the consi semi-finals while Justin Pacheco, Pomona is in the 5th & 6th place match. Colton Yapoujian, Pomona is in the placement match for 5th & 6th at 138 lbs along with ex-Colorado wrestler (Air Academy) Ryan Chauvin of Lake Highland Prep School, FL at 113 lbs. Tate Samuelson,Castle View took 7th place with an 6 -0 decision over sophomore Jack Wimmer (McDonogh School, MD).

Wrestling in the finals are 195 lbs Jayden Woodruff of Ponderosa vs Michael Beard of Malvern Prep, PA and 285 lbs Cohlton Schultz of Ponderosa vs PJ Mustipher of McDonogh School, MD.

145 lbs Dylan Martinez, Grand Junction went 3-2 for the weekend and did not make it to the all-american rounds but was able to gain valuable experience in the five matches he did wrestle. His results are: Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye); Champ. Round 2 - Jake Stiles (Montini Catholic, IL) 5-2 won by decision over Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 (Dec 3-1);     Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 won by fall over Charlie O`Connor (Marmion Academy, IL) 0-2 (Fall 0:44); Cons. Round 4 - Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Baylor Fernandes (Lockport Township, IL) 1-2 (UTB 3-3);  Cons. Round 5 - Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 won by fall over JT Stinson (Del Oro, CA) 2-2 (Fall 4:48); Cons. Round 6 - Quincy Monday (Carrboro, NC) 6 -1 won by decision over Dylan Martinez (Grand Junction, CO) 3-2 (Dec 3-2).

Malik Heinselman, Castle View took 3rd place with a 3 – 2 won by decision over Julian Tagg (Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH), this would put him at 5 – 1 for his two days of wrestling. All his wins were by decision and his only lost was in the semi-finials by a 7 -5 sudden victory decision against Michael Colaiocco, Blair Academy.  Team mate Tate Samuelson would end up in 7th place with a 3 – 2 record, both his losses were by decisions.

Pomona wrestler Colton Yapoujian at 138 and Justin Pacheco at 120 both would take 6th place with a 6 – 3 record. The matches that their were involved in will help them in their season as all the matches take a toll on the wrestlers in this tough tournament.

For the first time in Colorado history a wrestler has come home with the Ironman Championship award and title. Ponderosa had two wrestle in the finals going 1 -1; Up first was Jayden Woodruff at 195 lbs , he took his 3 – 0 record into the finals but was over scored 21 – 9 to take home second place. In the 285 lbs finals Cohlton Schultz made little work of his match and pinned PJ Mustipher (McDonogh School, MD) at the 2:32 mark of the match. Schultz who is also the Cadet World Gold Medalist went 5 -0 for the two day, with 3 pins and two decisions. Pondersosa took home 14th place as a team with three wrestlers.