AURORA | An anticipated state championship rematch didn’t happen, but Thursday’s Centennial League boys wrestling dual between rivals Cherokee Trail and Grandview still proved entertaining.
Derek Glenn Jr. of Cherokee Trail and Grandview’s Frankie Sanchez Jr. — who squared off for last season’s Class 106-pound title (won by Glenn Jr.) — did not meet at 113 pounds, though they came into the match ranked Nos. 2 and 3 at the weight by On The Mat.
Sanchez Jr. wrestled at 120 pounds and recorded one of eight wins by fall on the night for coach Ryan Budd’s Wolves, who came away with a 50-26 victory in a rare dual match that saw matches contested in all 14 weight classes.
Glenn Jr. recorded a pin at 113 pounds, which followed Jay Everhart’s pin at 106 pounds and gave coach Jeff Buck’s Cougars a strong start, but they won just two of the subsequent 12 matches. A big result for Cherokee Trail came at 152 pounds when Matthew Buck posted a 9-1 major decision win over Grandview sophomore Sonny Quintana, who was a placer at last season’s 5A state tournament.
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GRANDVIEW 50, CHEROKEE TRAIL 26
106 pounds: Jay Everhart (Cherokee Trail) pinned Liam Johnson (Grandview); 113 pounds: Derek Glenn Jr. (Cherokee Trail) pinned Mason Porterfield (Grandview); 120 pounds: Frankie Sanchez Jr. (Grandview) pinned Nate Jackson (Cherokee Trail); 126 pounds: Sean Arnett (Grandview) dec. Kyle Schuman (Cherokee Trail), 6-0; 132 pounds: Ethan Debelak (Cherokee Trail) maj. dec. Conor Keefe (Grandview), 9-1; 138 pounds: Andrew Sarro (Grandview) pinned Jason Maestas (Cherokee Trail); 145 pounds: Gabriel Lasley (Grandview) pinned Zach Fish (Cherokee Trail), 4:00; 152 pounds: Matthew Buck (Cherokee Trail) maj. dec. Sonny Quintana (Grandview), 9-1; 160 pounds: Talon Rice (Grandview) tech. fall Finn O’Riley (Cherokee Trail), 17-2; 170 pounds: Josh Allen (Grandview) pinned Brendan Grote (Cherokee Trail); 182 pounds: Maxwell Kibbee (Grandview) pinned Luis Salcido (Cherokee Trail); 195 pounds: Gabe Johnson (Cherokee Trail) pinned Harrison Bull (Grandview); 220 pounds: Petro Ivanusa (Grandview) pinned Jackson Kuhl (Cherokee Trail); 285 pounds: Angelo Falise (Grandview) pinned Noah Jaramillo (Cherokee Trail)