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Eight local wrestlers head to state tournament

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Four Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestlers qualified for the state tournament. Coach Shad Belmire is front center. Left to right are Josh Ramos, assistant coach Evan Frost, Steven Fuentes, Shawn Higgins, Matthew Broughton and assistant coach Ryan Daves.
Josh Ramos receives a high-five as the Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestlers take off for the state tournament Wednesday morning.

Eight local wrestlers head to state tournament

Four Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestlers qualified for the state tournament. Coach Shad Belmire is front center. Left to right are Josh Ramos, assistant coach Evan Frost, Steven Fuentes, Shawn Higgins, Matthew Broughton and assistant coach Ryan Daves.
Josh Ramos receives a high-five as the Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestlers take off for the state tournament Wednesday morning.
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Following are results from the Colorado state wrestling championships in Denver, with the most recent matches listed first.Montezuma-CortezConsolation matchesJosh Ramos, 145 pounds (3A), wins third place by defeating Quentin Jiner (Weld Central) in a 3-2 decision.Shawn Higgins, 106 pounds (3A), places sixth after losing the fifth-place match to Luke Morrissey (Eagle Valley) in a technical fall.SemifinalsJosh Ramos loses to Brandon Buhr (Centauri) by a fall.QuarterfinalsJoshua Ramos wins 12-4 decision over Quentin Jiner (Weld Central) to advance to the semifinals.Shawn Higgins is pinned in quarterfinals by No. 1 ranked Jacob Duran (Fort Lupton).Round 1Josh Ramos, 145 pounds, wins 4-3 decision over Ty Addington (Florence) to advance to second round.Shawn Higgins, 106 pounds, wins 11-6 decision over James Cordova (Sheridan) to advance to the second round.Matthew Broughton, 132 pounds, loses by fall to Austyn Binkly (Berthoud) and moves into the consolation bracket.Stevie Fuentes, 113 pounds, loses 6-1 decision to Noah Damian (Valley) and moves into the consolation bracket.Consolation matchesRichard Martinez, 120 pounds (2A), wins fifth place by pinning Gabe Ferguson (Paonia).SemifinalsRichard Martinez, 120 pounds, loses to Brendyn Nordyke (Holly), 15-6.QuarterfinalsRichard Martinez, 120 pounds, wins by technical fall over Santino Mendoza (Rocky Ford) to advance to semifinals.Round 1Richard Martinez, 120 pounds, pins Jayden Castillo (Burlington) to advance to the second round.Cameron Fury, 170 pounds, loses by pin to Ryan Saine (Manzanola) and moves into the consolation bracket.DoloresConsolation matchesBrandon Ward, 120 pounds (2A), wins third place by defeating Sean Dale (Cedaredge), 16-6SemifinalsBrandon Ward loses to Wesley Vanmatre (John Mall) in a 3-2 decision.QuarterfinalsBrandon Ward wins 8-5 decision over Adam Nolte (Swink) to advance to semifinals.Round 1Brandon Ward wins 13-4 decision over Cael Croissant to advance to the second round.Zander Eichner is pinned and moves into the consolation bracket.

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