Buena Vista wrestling takes second at home dual

The Buena Vista Demon wrestling team was able to take second place in their home dual tournament to open the season on Saturday, only dropping one dual to Bennett 48-28 while earning wins over James Irwin (51-30), Basalt (60-6), Severance (43-30), and Eagle Valley (46-30).

Defending state champion Micah Hertrich went 5-0 on the day, with one forfeit and four pins, never making it to the third period in a match. Four other Demons finished the day perfect, with Hayden Camp going 2-0 with two pins, Issac and Chris Hutchings staying perfect at 120 and 112 and Isaiah Romero who would get three pins at 195.

Jackson Helmke would finish the day 4-1 with three pins, and the only loss coming to Bennett. Aaron White finished 3-2 with a pair of pins, Seth Moss would finish the same with one pin and Kaden McFee would finish 2-1 with a pair of pins. The only girl wrestling for the Demons this year would go 3-2, and Elizabeth Torrens would earn a pin in the first period for one of those wins. Jim Gabriel finished 2-3 with a pair of pins in his wins and Tim Sullivan finished 2-3 while splitting time between 220 and 285.

The Demons also had a second team of JV kids wrestling at the meet, and they put together some good performances in the other pool, earning a win by tie-breaker over Salida 24-24, and getting team points in matches with Del Norte (35-18), Eagle Valley (60-21), Florence (57-6), and Basalt (36-12).

The Salida Spartans also put together a good performance against some tough competition. Forcing a second tie to go with the draw with Buena Vista’s second team (although they would lose both on tie-breakers) with Basalt (24-24) and would score in their three other duals against Severance (66-18), Pagosa Springs (42-18), and Florence (57-6).

Jesse Camp would lead the Spartans, winning his only official match of the day by pinfall in 21 seconds. Freshman Drew Johnson went 2-1 in official matches, pinning both of his opponents for his wins and falling on a 2-0 decision to Florence in his only loss. Colin King, Tristen Jones and Izan Wheeler all went 2-3 on the day.

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