AURORA | City teams claimed four of the top six spots on Saturday at the Grandview Duals wrestling tournament.
With more depth than its had in several seasons, Regis Jesuit posted one of its best-ever finishes at the annual tournament, as the Raiders went toe-to-toe with powerhouse Coronado before falling 44-27 in the championship dual.
Regis Jesuit — which finished 4-1 on the day — was paced by undefeated senior 220-pounder Grant Neal, who didn’t lose a match and was voted most outstanding wrestler in the upper weights. Donovan and Logan Ronan, at 138 and 145 pounds, respectively, also had big days for the Raiders.
Coach Rick Schultz’s Regis Jesuit team had to give Coronado 18 points due to forfeits and there was a double forfeit at 170 pounds.
Host Grandview claimed third place with a 44-31 victory over Adams City in a dual that got as close as one point late.
The Wolves, who saw senior 138-pounder Seth Brown go 4-1 on the day, finished 4-1 overall, with their only loss coming to Coronado.
Sophomore 113-pounder Xavier Cardenas received two forfeit wins, but won by pin in the three matches he did wrestle for the Wolves, while Armando Santillan at 120 pounds also won all three matches he got on the mat for plus two forfeits.
An all-Aurora confrontation decided fifth place, as Rangeview downed Smoky Hill 51-27.
The victory ended the Raiders’ day at 3-2, while Smoky Hill ended 2-3.
Denver East, Lakewood, Mead and Centaurus rounded out the tournament field.
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2013 GRANDVIEW DUALS WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Championship: Coronado 44, Regis Jesuit 27; Third-place: Grandview 44, Adams City 31; Fifth-place: Rangeview 51, Smoky Hill 27
CHAMPIONSHIP: CORONADO 44, REGIS JESUIT 27
138 pounds: Donovan Ronan (Regis Jesuit) pinned Brandon Schwab (Coronado), 2:58; 145 pounds: Logan Ronan (Regis Jesuit) dec. Chase McElhany (Coronado), 4-2 (OT); 152 pounds: Grady Pina (Coronado) won by forfeit; 160 pounds: Jimmy Weaver (Coronado) dec. Trenton Schultz (Regis Jesuit), 3-1 (OT); 170 pounds: Double forfeit; 182 pounds: Daniel Crandall (Coronado) pinned Jacob Meurer (Regis Jesuit), 0:53; 195 pounds: Zeb Foster (Coronado) won by forfeit; 220 pounds: Grant Neal (Regis Jesuit) pinned Ryan Strabala (Coronado), 1:00; 285 pounds: Joe Hunt (Coronado) pinned Mitch Howard (Regis Jesuit), 0:15; 106 pounds: Ezekiel Delos Santos (Coronado) won by forfeit; 113 pounds: Brandon Minear (Regis Jesuit) won by forfeit; 120 pounds: Carl Composanto (Regis Jesuit) pinned Cameron Maccommons (Coronado), 0:53; 126 pounds: Trent Watson (Coronado) pinned Jackson Kochevar (Regis Jesuit), 0:53; 132 pounds: Jess Hankin (Coronado) tech. fall Robert Iriye (Regis Jesuit), 23-8
THIRD-PLACE: GRANDVIEW 44, ADAMS CITY 31
138 pounds: Seth Brown (Grandview) tech. fall Zach Deaguero (Adams City), 17-2; 145 pounds: Kerby Colgan (Grandview) pinned Aaron Helbok (Adams City), 0:55; 152 pounds: Jozef McClure (Adams City) pinned Alex Aguilar (Grandview), 2:07; 160 pounds: Ryan Parizotto (Grandview) pinned Fred Vasquez (Adams City), 1:11; 170 pounds: Nicolas Rivera (Adams City) maj. dec. Quinton Olson (Grandview), 13-0; 182 pounds: Carlitos Morrison (Grandview) won by forfeit; 195 pounds: Tyler Gallegos (Adams City) pinned Ricky Hayes (Grandview), 0:43; 220 pounds: Alex Lubar (Grandview) won by forfeit; 285 pounds: Christian Quezada (Adams City) won by forfeit; 106 pounds: Fabian Gutierrez (Adams City) pinned Kiley Smith (Grandview), 1:28; 113 pounds: Xavier Cardenas (Grandview) pinned Kyle Meyers (Adams City), 3:07; 120 pounds: Armando Santillan (Grandview) dec. Josiah Vigil (Adams City), 6-5; 126 pounds: Tony Deaguero (Adams City) dec. Ben Ehrhard (Grandview), 7-1; 132 pounds: Anel Dudo (Grandview) won by forfeit