Colorado Weekend wrestling events this past weekend Nov. 11th & 12th13 Nov 2017
By Tom Blair
The week days seem to go by so fast as we are into the weekend of Nov. 11th and 12th. Colorado had several wrestling events this past weekend with the most taking place on Saturday Nov 11th and only one on Sunday Nov 12th. There were six youth tournaments, 2 middle school tournaments and the Northern Colorado Open, the only college tournament.
Metro Junior Wrestling League held tournaments at three locations with a total of 760 wrestlers involved from the 20 teams league. Brush Wrestling Club hosted five teams at their school, teams involved were Denver North, Erie, Longmont, Stryers and Valley. The tournament had 203 entries in the six divisions (6 Under, 8 Under, 10 Under, 12 Under, 14 Under) which is used each week at the league’s tournament schedule. Fort Lupton host six other teams at their high school in Ft Lupton, they were – Adams City, Brighton, Colorado Wrestling, Gilpin, Lincoln and M J Mustangs. With 340 wrestlers taking to the mats both Ft Lupton and Brighton had the most kids involved to watch. The third event on the league’s schedule was held at Fort Morgan with 217 wrestlers from the seven Metro teams. Teams involved were Bennett, Greeley, Mile High, Pomona, Standly Lake, Strasburg and host Ft. Morgan
The Peak2Peak league held two tournaments this past Saturday Nov. 11th, with a total of 858 wrestlers total in the two events. The Rebel Shootout was held at Weld Central Middle School in Keenesburg with 38 teams, the six divisions tournament had 423 wrestlers in the round robin format event. While the Duran Showdown at Mesa Ridge HS involved 42 teams and 435 wrestlers in the six divisions (4 Under, 6 Under, 8 Under, 10 Under, 12 Under & 14 Under).
The Colorado Springs D11 Wrestling Classic was held at Mitchell HS with nine teams from the area middle schools. With 110 wrestlers in the 17 weight classes from 77 lbs to 250 lbs. Standard brackets were used and team scores were keep for the tournament. Team top three results were – West 226.5 points in 1st place, Jenkins with 195 points for 2nd place and in 3rd place with 151 points North Middle School.
The Ignacio Middle School Invitational was held on Saturday Nov. 11th at the host school of Ignacio. Teams involved were – Colorado middle schools Dolers, Mancos, Ignacio, Dove creek and Norwood, from New Mexico were Mesa Alta, Mesa View, Heights, Hermosa and Kirtland. The brackets were 3 to 6-man round robin with 156 wrestlers mixed into the brackets from the 10 teams. No team scores were keep just placement for the individual wrestlers.
The Western Suburban Wrestling League Sunday tournament was held at Mullen HS in Denver. The Mullen Wrestling Roundup had 34 teams involved with 312 wrestlers. The divisions were 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 & 15 Under, 8, 10, 12 Novice and Girls Elementary and Middle School.
All full results and brackets for the above tournaments can be found on trackwrestling.com.