The Vista PEAK boys wrestling team welcomed in a slew of teams from multiple classifications (including four others from Aurora) for the seventh annual Bison Invitational Dec. 10 and finished second.
Coach David Benedict’s Bison had the 190-pound champion in Ezekiel Taylor — who edged Rangeview’s Greg Brooks 10-9 in a battle of returning state qualifiers and highly-ranked wrestlers — and a total of seven top-four placers to finish only behind Northglenn.
Rangeview had two champions in 165-pounder Bennett Closset and heavyweight Carlos Martinez that helped in a fourth-place finish, while eighth-place Cherokee Trail (a split squad with the rest of the team in California) placed four.
Ninth-place Smoky Hill had the 138-pound winner in Jacob Castellano and four other placers, while 10th-place Overland had just two placers, but both made the finals in 144-pound champion Eric Kelly and 150-pound runner-up James Rada Scales.
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2022 VISTA PEAK BISON BOYS WRESTLING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Dec. 10 at Vista PEAK Prep
Team scores: 1. Northglenn 163 points; 2. VISTA PEAK 130.5; 3. Frederick 124; 4. RANGEVIEW 94.5; 5. Lutheran 87.5; 6. Thornton 82.5; 7. Harrison 75; 8. CHEROKEE TRAIL 64; 9. SMOKY HILL 60; 10. OVERLAND 57; 11. Sheridan 50; 12. Denver West 45; 13. Ellicott 39
PLACING MATCHES INVOLVING AURORA WRESTLERS
138 pounds: JACOB CASTELLANO (SMOKY HILL) maj. dec. Chris Cordova (Sheridan), 10-1
144 pounds: ERIC KELLY (OVERLAND) maj. dec. Rick Ramirez (Northglenn), 14-1
150 pounds: Jedrek Howarth (Ellicott) dec. JAMES RADA SCALES (OVERLAND), 6-2
165 pounds: BENNETT CLOSSET (RANGEVIEW) pinned Adrian Casillas (Frederick), 3:35
190 pounds: EZEKIEL TAYLOR (VISTA PEAK) dec. GREG BROOKS (RANGEVIEW), 10-9
215 pounds: CARLOS MARTINEZ (RANGEVIEW) pinned OSCAR VALDEZ (VISTA PEAK), 2:46
106 pounds: ADRIAN PACHECO (VISTA PEAK) pinned Zach Lagrani (Lutheran), 2:47
132 pounds: NATHAN MAESTAS (CHEROKEE TRAIL) won by forfeit over JAQOAH YOUNGER (CHEROKEE TRAIL)
138 pounds: ZACH MAJERNIK (SMOKY HILL) pinned CALEB MAEZ (RANGEVIEW), 0:53
144 pounds: Ricardo Moreno (Frederick) dec. TYTUS HETTICH (VISTA PEAK), 8-1
150 pounds: OWEN ASPEY (CHEROKEE TRAIL) maj. dec. Vince Fernandez (Sheridan), 11-2
157 pounds: Sebastian Martinez (Lutheran) pinned ZACHARY VOLTURA (VISTA PEAK), 4:28
165 pounds: ANEESH INDURKI (CHEROKEE TRAIL) pinned ELVIN FIALOS (SMOKY HILL), 0:28
175 pounds: ZACH BROPHY (SMOKY HILL) dec. Alex Fernandez (Sheridan), 4-1
190 pounds: ELIJAH VILLEGAS (SMOKY HILL) pinned Alexis Marcial (Denver West), 2:03
215 pounds: Michael Norris (Harrison) pinned Caden Robida (Northglenn), 2:46
285 pounds: JOSEPH MAES (VISTA PEAK) pinned GYO RUBIO (VISTA PEAK), 2:29