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Wolves wrestlers grapple in Colorado competitions


December 20, 2017

The Green River High School wrestling team faced a tough weekend of competition, which included a JV duel and two tournaments.

Head coach Josh Wisniewski said he was happy with his wrestlers work throughout the weekend. Wisniewski said he wishes the team would have wrestled with more urgency during the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction, Colo., but was pleased with Payton Tucker.

“As a sophomore, working hard in the room, coming into a tournament that is very difficult to win, and getting after some upperclassmen to take first at the Warrior Classic is a big accomplishment,” Wisniewski said.

The Wolves took 18th overall at the Warrior Classic, but the varsity wrestlers fought hard and excelled in a duel against Rifle, Colo., while the JV squad fought hard in contests at Rifle and a tournament at Fruita, Colo.

“The kids wrestled well in the duel,” Wisniewski said. “We got after some pins, which was good to see.”

The team dominated Rifle, Colo., with the varsity team winning 67-8, while the JV team was undefeated. The team also finished third at the Fruita Monument Invitational, which Wisniewski credits to tough wrestling from the JV squad.

“(They) came away with some first-place finishes that helped them secure a third-place team finish. It’s nice because we went into the tournament with a lot of open weight classes,” he said.


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