Cheyenne Mountain captures COS Metro Wrestling championship23 Jan 2017
Cheyenne Mountain qualified six wrestlers into the finals at the Colorado Springs Metro Championships on Saturday, looking every bit the part of a state contender.Now comes the tough part: Finishing. The Indians won their first team title at Metros with a score of 221 despite going 0 for 6 in championship matches. They joined Pine Creek, Widefield, Coronado, Doherty and Discovery Canyon as the only team winners in the tournament's 17 years.Now it's time for the program to make its next leap, Cheyenne Mountain coach Tyler Seaney said."We're still excited," Seaney said. "It's the right time of the year to lose some of these close matches and learn from it. We can make these mistakes and fix those mistakes before February."Zach Garrard (182) and Zac Baker (160) failed to win their second title at Metros for the Indians, who built a 21-point lead heading into finals at Doherty but couldn't add to it.Kevin Hooks (126), Mike McFadden (138), Steven Mattorano (145) and Oliver Neumann (195) also came up just short for a team looking to improve on its third-place finish at 4A state."At the end of the day it isn't February yet," said Baker, who took defending 5A champ Peter Isais of Pine Creek into overtime before falling 3-1. "We just need to work on perfecting our own individual skills and continue to build a good team bond for the real matches in February."