East High School had five individual champions and scored 232 points to win the 18th annual Bulldog Invite at Centennial Saturday.
Freshman Aaden Valdez, ranked fourth in Class 4A, won the 132-pound crown by defeating No. 2 Jeremy Ashton of Mead in the semifinals and scoring an 11-6 decision over No. 5 Andrew Bench of Grand Junction-Central in the finals. Other champions for the second-ranked Eagles included Andrew Lucero at 120 pounds, Dominic Robles at 195 pounds, Andy Garcia at heavyweight and defending state champion Jace Trujillo — who upped his record to 21-0 with 21 pins thus far at 113 pounds.Lucero also kept his unbeaten streak in tact (22-0), scoring a 15-0 technical fall over Tyler Valencia of Taos (N.M.) in the championship.Pueblo West wins Alamosa Invite: Pueblo West (No. 6 in Class 4A) won the Alamosa Invite with four individual champions and 199.5 points Saturday.Senior Weston Hunt (4A No. 1) stormed through the 220-pound weight class, scoring a 16-1 technical fall over No. 3 Dominick Fini of Mesa Ridge in the championship.Also claiming titles for the Cyclones were Nick Wilson (120 pounds), Ryan Stipe (160 pounds) and Hunter Mooring (195 pounds).
RESULTS - Bulldog Invitational
Team Scores: East 232, Grand Junction Central 165.5, Dumas (Texas) 144.5, Broomfield 142.5, Palisade 115, Air Academy 109, Centennial 103.5, South 103, Rampart 90, Taos (N.M.) 82.
Championship matches ; 106—Lance Peltier, R, dec. Jacob Gonzales, CB, 6-4 (SV-1); 113—Jace Trujillo, E, pinned Kristian Arguello, S, 1:43; 120—Andrew Lucero, E, tech. fall Tyler Valencia, T, 15-0 (2:49); 126—Jason Hanenberg, AA, pinned Ryan Roth, E, 1:55; 132—Aaden Valdez, E, dec. Andrew Bench, GJC, 11-6; 138—Riley Garner-Orr, GJC, pinned Gilbert Falcon, D, 3:42; 145—Brandon Lucero, AA, dec. Austin Bernal, P, 5-2; 152—Zach Garca, D, major dec. Preston Renner, B, 16-7; 160—Isaas Maestas, P, pinned Sebastian Benavidez, E, 5:45; 170—E.J. Barrera, GJC, pinned Elias Manzanares, S, 5:08; 182—Terrance Williams, P, pinned Ryan Saine, Manz., :18; 195—Dominic Robles, E, tech. fall Robert Shenk, GJC, 16-1 (4:26); 220—Ty Sigler, Fow., major dec. Dante Molina, DHPH, 15-3; HWT—Andy Garcia, E, over Mason Watt, B, inj. (5:31).
Third place matches: 106—Xavier Espinoza, S, dec. Jacob McClaskey, GJC 12-5; 113—Timothy Hernandez, D, over Levi Diecidue, B, rule; 120—Darren Green, B, over Andrew Castro, RC, rule; 126—Diego Valerio, T, odec. Ruben Vargas, D, 6-1; 132—Cole Hernandez, CB, over Jeremy Ashton, M, inj. (0:00); 138—Kody Scholl, W, dec. Connor Smith, RC, 5-3; 145—Paul Deist, R, over Christian Lofton, B, inj. (0:00); 152—Brady Badwound, Aa, over Garrett Burch, R, rule; 160—Marcus Martinez, S, pinned Dominic Sanchez, VR, 2:13; 170—Zion Freeman, E, major dec. John Pinkerton, RC, 11-0; 182—Salomon Chavez, C, dec. Jake Gallina, S, 6-2; 195—Nathan Daniel, W, over Clayton Demas, T, rule; 220—Tyler Carpenter, B, over Wesley Buford, P, rule; HWT—Cayman Garduno, CB, pinned Carlos Sanchez, D, :42.
Team Scores: Pueblo West 199.5, Alamosa 190.5, Rocky Ford 175, Mesa Ridge 172.5, Doherty 154, Pagosa Springs 129, Thunder Ridge 75.5, John Mall 66, Alamosa JV 58.5, Montezuma-Cortez 24.
Championship matches: 106—E. DeLaCerda, A, dec. Rodriguez, RF, 4-2 (SV-1); 113— I. DeLaCerda, A, pinned Lueck, MR, 3:33; 120—Wilson, PW, dec. Kennison, A, 5-2; 126—Andreatta, JM, dec. Barela, RF, 13-3; 132—Keigher, D, pinned Ross, JM, 0:44; 138—Opheim, TR, pinned Szostak, D, 2:42; 145—Valdez, MR, dec. Martinez, A, 4-2 (SV-1); 152—Lucero, PS, dec. Vance, A, 3-2; 160—Stipe, PW, pinned Janowsky, PS, 1:45; 170—Reyes, RF, dec. Castro, PS, 4-0; 182—Huber, TR, dec. Preciado, RF, 6-1; 195—Mooring, PW, dec. Romero, RF, 5-1; 220—Hunt, PW, tech. fall Fini, MR, 16-1 (4:00); HWT—Garcia, RF, dec. Duran, A, 4-2.
Third place matches: 106—Ritz, PW, tech. fall Villalobos, PS, 15-0 (5:48); 113—Jaramillo, RF, dec, Thomas, D, 9-2; 120—Metzgar, D, pinned Thomas, PS, 2:57; 126—Atencio, PW, dec. Valdez, MR, 8-5; 132—Hillis, A, dec. Miell, RF, 11-5; 138—Atencio, A, dec. Vigil, PW, 9-1; 145—Bryant, PS, dec. Ramos, MC, 6-1; 152—Derting, PW, pinned Tichenor, R, 1:45; 160—Martinez, AJV, pinned Boren, MC, 4:39; 170—Campbell, D, dec. Roane, MR, 4-3; 182—Volcic, MR, pinned Patterson, D, 2:53; 195—Cruz, MR, dec. Murphy, JM, 5-2; 220—Villavicencio, D, dec. Casias, A, 8-1; HWT—True, MR, dec. Agaalii,D, 10-4.