Chasing a dream

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Chasing a dream

Daves puts unbeaten record on the line, hopes to earn 1st state title
Ryan Daves controls Montrose's Matt Sandoval in the 138-pound regional finals match Saturday at Montrose. Daves won by third round pin to up his perfect record to 35-0. He is the top seed at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships that start today in Denver.
Ryan Daves catches a breath between periods of the 138-pound regional finals match Saturday at Montrose High School. Daves won the match by third round pin. He is the No. 1 overall seed at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships, beginning today in Denver.
Ryan Daves stands Monday with his state championship wrestling medals in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auxiliary Gym. Daves goes for gold starting today at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships in Denver at the Pepsi Center.
Ryan Daves by the numbers

Overall record of 142-32

35-0 this season

Ranked No. 1 in Class 4A at 138 pounds

Overall No. 1 4A seed at 138s at CHSAA State Championships

Placed fourth at state as a freshman at 103 pounds

Placed fourth at state as a sophomore at 119 pounds

Placed third at state as a junior at 126 pounds

Season highlight: Defeated Roosevelt's Jace Lopez 4-2 in overtime to win first ever Warrior Classic championship at Grand Junction. Lopez (30-2) is the No. 2-seed in 4A at 138 pounds.

Daves faces Matt McFadden (22-11), a Cheyenne Mountain senior, in the first round today.

Chasing a dream

Ryan Daves controls Montrose's Matt Sandoval in the 138-pound regional finals match Saturday at Montrose. Daves won by third round pin to up his perfect record to 35-0. He is the top seed at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships that start today in Denver.
Ryan Daves catches a breath between periods of the 138-pound regional finals match Saturday at Montrose High School. Daves won the match by third round pin. He is the No. 1 overall seed at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships, beginning today in Denver.
Ryan Daves stands Monday with his state championship wrestling medals in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auxiliary Gym. Daves goes for gold starting today at the CHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships in Denver at the Pepsi Center.
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