Poudre, Windsor wrestling win regionals as 37 locals qualify for state12 Feb 2017
The Fort Collins and Windsor areas will be well-represented at next week's State Wrestling Tournament in Denver. In total, 37 local wrestlers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes at regional tournaments on Saturday to earn bids at state. Both Poudre and Windsor High Schools won regional team titles. Poudre, which is ranked No. 4 as a team according to On The Mat rankings, won Class 5A Region 4 held at Arvada West. Meanwhile, Windsor ranked fourth at 4A by On The Mat ranking and took home first at Class 4A Region 2 in Frederick.
The Impalas qualified 10 of 14 weights and garnered six top place finishes at their regional. Two-time defending state champion Jacob Greenwood took first at 138 while his younger brother Job was first at 126. After Jacob's triumph at 138, Poudre ran off top-place finishes in the three successive weight classes with David Bekkedahl (145), Derron Lennon (152) and Peter Knott (160) all placing first. Cole Yung rounded out the regional champs for Poudre by taking first at 195. Weston Mayer (220) and Alex Alvarez (120) both used second-place finishes to punch their ticket to state. James Campbell (170) and Brody Lamb (132) did the same with third-place finishes.