Wrestling: Key dates, information for 2013-14 season




KEY DATES: Dec. 2 — First matches allowed; Jan. 9 — APS Dual Championships at Aurora Central; Jan. 11 — Rangeview Raider Classic; Jan. 25 — Buffalo Invite at Smoky Hill; Feb. 14-15 — Aurora Central, Cherokee Trail, Overland, Rangeview and Smoky Hill at 5A Region 1 (Cherokee Trail H.S.); Grandview at 5A Region 2 (Coronado H.S.); Hinkley, Regis Jesuit at 5A Region 3 (Fort Collins H.S.); Eaglecrest, Gateway at 5A Region 4 (Arvada West H.S.); Vista PEAK at 4A Region 1 (Broomfield H.S.); Feb. 20-22 — Class 5A-1A state tournament at Pepsi Center

RETURNING STATE CHAMPION: Grant Neal, sr., Regis Jesuit (won championship at 195 pounds, now at 220)

RETURNING STATE PLACERS: Dexter Bess, sr., Smoky Hill (placed 6th at 220 pounds); Josh Harrison-Vigil, soph., Grandview (6th at 285); Harley Korte, sr., Cherokee Trail (placed 6th at 152, now at 160); Deyaun Trueblood, soph., Gateway (placed 6th at 145 pounds, now at 160)

RETURNING STATE QUALIFIERS: Trevon Beauford, sr., Eaglecrest (qualified at 182); Jaime Cardenas, sr., Grandview (qualified at 132); Xavier Cardenas, soph., Grandview (qualified 113); Junior Casillas, sr., Vista PEAK (qualified at 106 (4A), now at 120); Jake Dugan, jr., Eaglecrest (qualified at 132); Nick Elgin, soph., Regis Jesuit (qualified at 220, now at 195, starts season injured); Donovan Ronan, jr., Regis Jesuit (qualified at 126, now at 138)

OTHER WRESTLERS TO WATCH: Alex Aguilar, sr., Grandview (152 pounds); Abe Bereras, sr., Aurora Central (138 pounds); Seth Bogulski, soph., Cherokee Trail (145); Nate Bradley, sr., Rangeview (285); Max Carbajal, sr., Hinkley (195); Serj Chavez, fr., Hinkley (138); Carl Composanto, fr., Regis Jesuit (120); Danny Constant, jr., Cherokee Trail (106); Daniel Cuc-Capota, jr., Overland (195); Jaseri Dixon, sr., Overland (285); Jack Engelson, sr., Gateway (220); A.J. Federico, fr., Grandview (106); Rafael Garibay, soph., Hinkley (113); Marcus Guerra, soph., Vista PEAK (126); Jack Hardin, soph., Regis Jesuit (113); Tristan Harper, sr., Hinkley (152); Matt Mitchell, sr., Smoky Hill (126); Yovanny Osuna, fr., Aurora Central (132); Axel Pachecho, soph., Aurora Central (106); Evan Person, sr., Smoky Hill (160); Ben Rhoton, soph., Hinkley (106); Logan Ronan, jr., Regis Jesuit (145); Trenton Schultz, fr., Regis Jesuit (160); Carlos Silva, sr., Overland (126); Shane Yeo, sr., Gateway (285)

COACHES: Aurora Central — Conrad Parra; Cherokee Trail — Jeff Buck; Eaglecrest — Dan Wrona; Gateway — Steven Burns; Grandview — Greg Maestas; Hinkley — Terrance Goodroad; Overland — Bert Dalton; Rangeview — Tim Corby; Regis Jesuit — Rick Schultz; Smoky Hill — Jim Opperman; Vista PEAK (4A) — David Benedict

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel