Nick Chavez

24 Feb 19
JOE HALL

// been hoping to record more The Cowards but need to work some things further. in the meanwhile, Wendy Trevino’s Cruel Fiction blew me away. The poem “From Santa Rita 128-131,” the transcription of being w/ppl in struggle. “Brazilian Is Not a Race” too–thinking through variegations, agons of identities in context. In my fantasy life I go […]

23 Feb 19
The Denver Post
It’s championship Saturday of the Colorado high school wrestling state tournaments at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Our staff is there throughout the weekend providing live coverage. Refresh this page for the latest updates and results. In addition, real-time Tweets from reporters around the state are at the bottom of this page. Saturday schedule (all classes) Weigh-in: 8 a.m. Consolation rounds: 10 a.m. Parade of Champions: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Updates (9:03 p.m.) Another four-timer wins, Segura’s upset bid leads to title. A second four-time state champion was named Saturday night when Greeley Central’s Andrew Alirez (4A 152) pinned Pueblo County’s Trevor Singleton in the second period. Among the more surprising story lines of the weekend was Regis Jesuit’s Antonio Segura taking the title at 5A 145. Segura upset prior three-time champion Theorius Robison (Pomona) on his path to the finals match where he defeated Joey Joiner (Legacy) in a 2-1 decision. (7:41 p.m.) Four-time champion crowned, 2A champ caps undefeated season. Pueblo County’s Brendon Garcia (4A 113) handed a 7-3 defeat to Pueblo East’s Xavier Espinoza in the finals to earn his fourth-consecutive state title. Rye’s Michael Atencio was also crowned champion (2A 113) with a 5-1 decision over Wray’s Cade Rockwell. Atencio finished the season with a perfect 35-0 record. (6:16 p.m.) Almost go-time. The wrestlers have completed their on-mat warmups and the Parade of Champions is nearly underway. Fans are pouring into their seats. So let the fun begin. A quick reminder on format: Each respective weight class will compete simultaneously across four mats between 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A. Wrestlers who placed will be recognized on the podium in between classes. We’ll get started with the 106-pounders at roughly 6:30 p.m. (2:25 p.m.) Girl power. The podium rounds of state tournament wrestling began with a bang inside the Pepsi Center. Valley’s Angel Rios (3A 106) and Skyview’s Jaslynn Gallegos, both 3A 106-pound wrestlers, became the first girls in history to place at the state wrestling tournament. They each needed one win Saturday to reach the milestone. Rios won her consolation match after Brendan Johnston (The Classical Academy) forfeited on religious and personal principle. Gallegos earned a fall victory against Hunter Fredrickson (Moffat County) in 59 seconds. Rios placed fourth when Robert Estrada (Weld Central) squeezed by in a 3-2 decision. Gallegos, who also advanced in the first round via Johnston forfeit, got fifth place with a pin of Trevor Torrez (Pagosa Springs) in 53 seconds. RELATED: A Colorado Springs wrestler made history when he knocked himself out of the state tournament rather than wrestle a girl RELATED: Windsor wrestling trio in position to win third straight 4A state titles Results For results from the preliminary rounds of the tournament or the consolation rounds, visit the official CHSAA bracket. The following results are from the championship bracket. All winners listed below are state champions. 5A 106 Kenny Sailas (Brighton) def. Joey Airola (Boulder). (Dec 7-0) 113 Vince Cornella (Monarch) def. Armando Garcia (Denver East). (Fall 1:04) 120 Daniel Cardenas (Pomona) def. Jaron Mahler (Ponderosa). (Dec 8-5) 126 Mosha Schwartz (Ponderosa) def. Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona). (Dec 11-5) 132 Justin Pacheco (Pomona) def. Randy Myers (Castle View). (Dec 1-0) 138 Fabian Santillan (Grandview) def. Joshua Deaguero (Adams City). (MD 11-2) 145 Antonio Segura (Regis Jesuit) def. Joey Joiner (Legacy). (Dec 2-1) 152  Austin McFadden (Prairie View) def. Tyson Beauperthuy (Doherty). (Dec 5-0) 160 170 182 195 220 285 4A 106 Brady Parker (Windsor) def. Dominick Castro (Pueblo Centennial). (MD 10-2) 113  Brendon Garcia (Pueblo County) def. Xavier Espinoza (Pueblo East). (Dec 7-3) 120 Will Vombaur (Windsor) def. Malachi Contreras (Mountain View). (Fall 5:40) 126 Patrick Allis (Discovery Canyon) def. Ryan Roth (Pueblo East). (Dec 11-5) 132 Dominick Serrano (Windsor) def. James Ruona (Canon City). (MD 15-5) 138 Darren Green (Broomfield) def. Aaden Valdez (Pueblo East). (Dec 3-2) 145 Jaxon Garoutte (Pueblo County) def. Cole Hernandez (Pueblo Centennial). (MD 10-2) 152 Andrew Alirez (Greeley Central) def. Trevor Singleton (Pueblo County). (Fall 3:06) 160 170 182 195 220 285 3A 106 Brady Hankin (Woodland Park) def. Davion Chavez (Alamosa). (Fall 3:23) 113 Angelo Lozado (Jefferson) def. Toby Gavette (Eaton). (Dec 6-3) 120 Isaiah Gamez (La Junta) def. Ethan Andrade (Lamar). (Dec 1-0) 126 Joe Chavez (Alamosa) def. Jimmy Gonzales (Pueblo Central). (Dec 7-2) 132 Zane Rankin (Lamar) def. Lucas Comroe (Eagle Valley). (Dec 5-3) 138  Isaiah Rios (Valley) def. Dylan Yancey (Eaton). (Dec 7-3) 145 Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) def. Austyn Binkly (Berthoud). (Dec 8-2) 152 Nick Gallegos (Jefferson) def. Oswaldo Nunez (Brush). (Dec 8-7) 160 170 182 195 220 285 2A 106 Seth McFall (Fowler) def. Cole Miller (Rye). (Fall 1:30) 113 Michael Atencio (Rye) def. Cade Rockwell (Wray). (Dec 5-1) 120 Trey Geyer (Cedaredge) def. Dillon Jaramillo (Rocky Ford). (Fall 1:47) 126 Oran Huff (Lyons) def. Eyan Chavez (Centauri). (Dec 5-3) 132 Anthony Aldretti (John Mall) def. Sergio Campos (Hotchkiss). (Fall 4:38) 138 Wesley VanMatre (John Mall) def. Tyler Collins (Wray). (Fall 3:26) 145 Zach Martin (Centauri) def. Tannen Kennedy (Meeker). (Dec 11-9) 152 Louis Aguilar (Burlington) def. Ethan Burns (Holly). (Fall 4:27) 160 170 182 195 220 285 Real-time Tweets [scribble src=”/event/2855359″ /] Mobile users, if you can’t see the live blog, tap here. 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22 Feb 19
MileHigh Prep Report

The season has all but three days left. What a season it has been. The 2019 class had an awesome year. The class has a chance to crown 4 wrestlers as 4 time state champions. Well as I promised here are my predictions for both 3A/2A classes. I want to wish good luck to all […]

22 Feb 19
The Denver Post
The Colorado high school wrestling state tournaments take place Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Our staff will be there throughout the weekend providing live coverage. Refresh this page for the latest updates and results. In addition, real-time Tweets from reporters around the state are at the bottom of this page. Note: Day 3 live coverage will begin late Saturday afternoon. We will link to that story once it’s live. Friday schedule 3A, 2A quarterfinals: 9-11:45 a.m. (weigh-in at 7 a.m.) 5A, 4A: quarterfinals: 12:45-3:30 p.m. (weigh-in at 8 a.m.) Semifinals, all classes: 6:45 p.m. Updates (9:32 p.m.) Team scores heading into Saturday. In Class 5A, Pomona has 124.5 points while Ponderosa is second with 84.5, while Pueblo East (168) is outdistancing Pueblo County (134) and Windsor (130) in 4A. In the lower classifications, Alamosa (103.5) has the edge over Eaton (89) while Wray is dominating the 3A bracket with 126 points, far better than second-place Centauri (85). (9:10 p.m.) Four-peat history. Three wreslters advanced to the finals with a chance to earn a fourth-consecutive state title: Brendon Garica (Pueblo County), Andrew Alirez (Greeley Central) and Cohlton Schultz (Ponderosa). Never before has the state tournament crowned three four-time state champions in the same year. (8:14 p.m.) Robison’s four-peat falls short. In perhaps the biggest upset of the weekend, Regis Jesuit sophomore Antonio Segura took down three-time champion Theorius Robison of Pomona in the Class 5A 145 semifinals. Segura (35-8) needed extra time to knock off the Northern Colorado commit, pinning him 1:27 into the period to set up a finals showdown against Legacy’s Joey Joiner (35-12). (7:52 p.m.) Pomona, Ponderosa to clash for titles. The perennial Class 5A heavyweights will have wrestlers meet in two different weight classes in the title matches as the Panthers are running away with the team crown and the Mustangs seem like a sure bet for second place. Pomona freshman Daniel Cardenas (33-7) faces Ponderosa sophomore Jaron Mahler (37-8) for the 120 title Saturday after Mahler upset a defending champion, Grand Junction’s Dawson Collins, with a sudden victory in the semifinals. And at 126, Pomona junior Wyatt Yapoujian (24-4) takes on Ponderosa senior Mosha Schwartz (42-6) in a showdown everyone saw coming. (7:36 p.m.) Semifinals underway. With a strong crowd on hand, Monarch sophomore Vince Cornella was among the lightweights who made an early statement on Friday night. The 2018 champion at 106 cruised to a second-round pin of Pomona freshman Jacob Judd in the Class 5A 113 bracket to advance to Saturday’s finals, where he will take on Denver East sophomore Armando Garcia. Garcia beat Douglas County’s Max Black 3-0 to set up the title showdown. (6:29 p.m.) Unified wrestling sets stage. Outside the Pepsi Center, temperatures are dropping and snow’s starting to come down. Inside, Unified wrestling’s getting the fans warmed up, the crowd is filling in and a nervous buzz is permeating the arena with the semifinal matches for all classes set to begin in about 15 minutes. This is often the point in the bracket where the competition comes to a head — there are few, if any, blowouts and each grappler is going to scrap with everything he has for a chance to wrestle in Saturday’s finals. (5:59 p.m.) Girl power! Welcome to history, folks: For the first time in the state tourney, multiple female wrestlers are still alive in the bracket on Saturday, and they’re both in Class 3A and both repping the same weight class (106). Valley’s Angel Rios defeated Casteus Combs of Sterling, 9-0, in the second round of consolations on Friday, while Skyview’s Jaslynn Gallegos topped Alex Castaneda of Eaton, 9-5. Rios earlier this month became the first female wrestler in state history to win a regional and has drawn Brendan Johnston from The Classical Academy out of Colorado Springs in the placing round. Johnston has drawn Rios three times recently and declined to wrestle her — taking a forfeit — all three times for personal reasons. Johnston defeated Elijah Kitchens of Estes Park, 19-7. (3:23 p.m.) The consolation bracket matters. With the first round of consolation matches for all classes in the books, it’s important to keep in mind how critical the consolation side of the bracket can be when it comes to determining the team champions. Though Wray (2A), Pueblo East (4A) and Pomona (5A) are each running away from the field in their respective classes, there’s still some intrigue in the Class 3A race heading into this evening’s second round of consolation matches and semifinals. Alamosa is in the lead, but Lamar (13 qualifiers) and Eaton (10) are still in the picture if they can put up points by as many individuals as possible. (2:19 p.m.) Undefeated guys still alive. Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia extended his record to 23-0 with a pin in the Class 4A 285 quarterfinals, and his performance was preceded by other undefeated big-school wrestlers also extending their perfect seasons. Windsor’s Dominick Serrano (40-0 at 4A 132), Greeley Central’s Andrew Alirez (31-0 at 4A 152), Pueblo County’s Christopher Fasano (40-0 at 4A 160), Windsor’s Isaiah Salazar (41-0 at 4A 182), Pueblo East’s Zion Freeman (36-0 at 4A 195), Grand Junction’s Hunter Tobiasson (40-0 at 5A 220) and Ponderosa’s Cohl Schultz (44-0 at 5A 285) all advanced, too. (1:08 p.m.) Dawson Collins rolls into semifinals. The Grand Junction senior who won the 113 title last season continued his march for a repeat. After inducing a tech fall in Thursday’s preliminary round, Collins — a linchpin of the Tigers’ Class 5A title team last season — pinned Monarch sophomore Ryan Kuykendall in the third period of his 120 quarterfinal match. (12:21 p.m.) Pueblo East primed to increase lead. The Eagles put up 42 points to pace Class 4A after Day 1 as coach Pat Laughlin saw 11 of his 12 qualifiers advance. Junior heavyweight Andy Garcia headlines, as he’s aiming for a third state title and has been buoyed by extensive offseason wrestling, including a trip to Croatia. Meanwhile, senior Jace Trujillo (state champion as a freshman, two-time placer) is a force at 132, junior Aaden Valdez is hungry at 138 after his runner-up finish in 2018, and CSU-Pueblo commits Zion Freeman (undefeated at 195), Ryan Roth (126) and Dominic Robles (220) all have title potential as well. (11:45 a.m.) Rios moves on in consolation, Bauer remains perfect. Valley’s Angel Rios (3A 106), the other girl competitor left in the tournament, defeated Sheridan’s James Cordova in consolations to say alive. County Line’s Jayce Bauer (2A 220) extended his undefeated record to 40-0 and advanced to the semifinals with a pin in 3:39 over Fleming’s Andrew Davis. (10:00 a.m.) State champ advances, girl wrestler falls. The weight classes are getting bigger and the excitement is picking up as semifinalists are crowned and comeback efforts begin. No surprise here, but John Wall’s Wesley VanMatre (No. 1 in 2A 138) rolled to a 11-5 victory over Traycer Hall from Hotchkiss. VanMatre is a junior seeking his third-straight title. Skyview senior Jaslynn Gallegos (3A 106), one of two girls left in the state tournament, fell in the quarterfinals to Alamosa’s Davion Chavez by a 9-1 major decision. (8:52 a.m.) Quarterfinal round underway. A frigid chill hangs outside the Pepsi Center this morning, but the heat is on inside as 3A and 2A high school wrestlers from Colorado have completed their warmups for the state championship quarterfinals. A steady flow of fans are filing in their seats. Pockets of noise are exploding from different parts of the arena. It’s go-time. RELATED: Denver North wrestler Max Tafoya went from homeless to the state championship RELATED: Colorado state wrestling preview: Names and story lines to know heading into the Pepsi Center Results For results from the preliminary rounds of the tournament or the consolation rounds, visit the official CHSAA bracket. The following results are from the championship bracket. 5A 106 Quarterfinal – Kenny Sailas (Brighton) def. Elijah Olguin (Pomona). (Dec 6-2) Quarterfinal – Dillon Roman (Monarch) def. (Rocky Mountain). (Dec 10-6) Quarterfinal – Justin Kelchen (Douglas County) def. Andrew Leyba (Grand Junction). (Fall 5:18) Quarterfinal – Joey Airola (Boulder) def. (Mountain Range). (Fall 1:36) Semifinal – Kenny Sailas (Brighton) def. Dillon Roman (Monarch). (Dec 5-1) Semifinal – Joey Airola (Boulder) def. Justin Kelchen (Douglas County). (Dec 6-2) 113 Quarterfinal – Vince Cornella (Monarch) def. Kieran Thompson (Grand Junction). (MD 12-4) Quarterfinal – Jacob Judd (Pomona) def. Andrew Chilton (Cherokee Trail). (Dec 1-0) Quarterfinal – Armando Garcia (Denver East) def. Alec Beltran (Horizon). (Dec 9-2) Quarterfinal – Max Black (Douglas County)def. Trea Fantin (Fruita Monument). (MD 11-3) Semifinal – Vince Cornella (Monarch) def. Jacob Judd (Pomona).  (Fall 3:25) Semifinal – Armando Garcia (Denver East) def. Max Black (Douglas County). (Dec 3-0) 120 Quarterfinal – Dawson Collins (Grand Junction)def. Ryan Kuykendall (Monarch). (Fall 5:40) Quarterfinal – Jaron Mahler (Ponderosa) def. Adrian Marquez (Castle View). (SV-1 3-1) Quarterfinal – Daniel Cardenas (Pomona) def. Aiden Okamura (ThunderRidge). (Fall 1:52) Quarterfinal – Justin McCoy (Brighton) def. Caeleb Knoll (Eaglecrest). (Dec 9-3) Semifinal – Jaron Mahler (Ponderosa) def. Dawson Collins (Grand Junction). (SV-1 7-5) Semifinal – Daniel Cardenas (Pomona) def. Justin McCoy (Brighton). (Fall 1:11) 126 Quarterfinal – Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona) def. Ivan Morris (Douglas County). (Dec 5-4) Quarterfinal – Alejandro Santillan (Grandview) def. Dean Noble (Poudre). (Dec 11-4) Quarterfinal – Isaiah Bradley (Overland) def. (Fountain Ft. Carson). (Dec 7-5) Quarterfinal – Mosha Schwartz (Ponderosa) def. Joseph Enockson (Bear Creek). (Fall 2:17) Semifinal – Wyatt Yapoujian (Pomona) def. Alejandro Santillan (Grandview). 32-10 (Dec 4-1) Semifinal – Mosha Schwartz (Ponderosa) def. Isaiah Bradley (Overland). (Fall 3:33) 132 Quarterfinal – Justin Pacheco (Pomona)def. Kolten Strait (Rocky Mountain). (Dec 7-1) Quarterfinal – Traevin Osborn (Ponderosa) def. Walker Heckendorf (Poudre). (Fall 5:54) Quarterfinal – Miguel Mendoza, III (Overland) def. Antonio Guerrero (Brighton). (Fall 3:49) Quarterfinal – Randy Myers (Castle View) def. Abram Bell (Chaparral). (Fall 1:17) Semifinal – Justin Pacheco (Pomona) def. Traevin Osborn (Ponderosa). (Dec 4-2) Semifinal – Randy Myers (Castle View) def. Miguel Mendoza, III (Overland). (Dec 2-1) 138 Quarterfinal – Fabian Santillan (Grandview) def. Brayden Roman (Pine Creek). (Fall 0:55) Quarterfinal – Kade Syddall (Legend) def. Adin Weaver (Mountain Vista). (Fall 0:44) Quarterfinal – Joshua Deaguero (Adams City) def. Ben Bancroft (Rampart). (MD 9-0) Quarterfinal – Alex Alvarez (Poudre) def. Jared Cabunoc (Douglas County). (Dec 4-2) Semifinal – Fabian Santillan (Grandview) def. Kade Syddall (Legend). (TF-1.5 3:19 (16-1)) Semifinal – Joshua Deaguero (Adams City) def. Alex Alvarez (Poudre). (MD 11-2) 145 Quarterfinal – Theorius Robison (Pomona) def. Colton Frost-Bryant (Ralston Valley). (TF-1.5 3:17 (26-11)) Quarterfinal – Antonio Segura (Regis Jesuit) def. Matthew Frye (Grandview). (Dec 8-6) Quarterfinal – Joey Joiner (Legacy) def. Erik Cumley (Legend). (Fall 0:57) Quarterfinal – Cody Ginther (Fossil Ridge) def. David Rivera (Cherokee Trail). (Dec 6-4) Semifinal – Antonio Segura (Regis Jesuit) def. Theorius Robison (Pomona). (Fall 7:27) Semifinal – Joey Joiner (Legacy) def. Cody Ginther (Fossil Ridge). (Dec 7-5) 152 Quarterfinal – Austin McFadden (Prairie View) def. Jeremiah Williams (Fruita Monument). (MD 12-3) Quarterfinal – Dylan Ranieri (Grandview) def. Jack Howell (Valor Christian). (Fall 1:17) Quarterfinal – Gage Bernall (Pomona) def. Dakota Key (Legacy). (Dec 7-3) Quarterfinal – Tyson Beauperthuy (Doherty) def. Tyler Maccagnan (Eaglecrest). (Fall 4:43) Semifinal – Austin McFadden (Prairie View) def. Dylan Ranieri (Grandview). (Dec 6-4) Semifinal – Tyson Beauperthuy (Doherty) def. Gage Bernall (Pomona). (Dec 9-6) 160 Quarterfinal – Zachery Vannaman (Pine Creek) def. Ashenafi Cunningham (Columbine). (MD 9-1) Quarterfinal – Austin Kelchen (Douglas County) def. Trey Hardy (Rocky Mountain). (Fall 1:54) Quarterfinal – Grady Funk (Legacy) def. Kayden Johnson (Ponderosa). (Dec 7-3) Quarterfinal – Marquez Salazar (Adams City) def. Dillon Lucas (Horizon). (Dec 2-1) Semifinal – Austin Kelchen (Douglas County) def. Zachery Vannaman (Pine Creek).(SV-1 10-8) Semifinal – Marquez Salazar (Adams City) def. Grady Funk (Legacy). (Dec 5-4) 170 Quarterfinal – Kai Blake (Cherry Creek) def. Emery Bemis (Hinkley). (TF-1.5 4:00 (15-0)) Quarterfinal – Payton Polson (Valor Christian) def. Lex Minnear (Fairview). (Fall 3:48) Quarterfinal – Jay Skalecki (Grand Junction) def. Brice Hartzhheim (Grandview). (MD 16-5) Quarterfinal – Draygan Colonese (Pine Creek) def. Jack Forbes (Columbine). (Fall 1:08) Semifinal – Kai Blake (Cherry Creek) def. Payton Polson (Valor Christian). (Fall 1:20) Semifinal – Jay Skalecki (Grand Junction) def. Draygan Colonese (Pine Creek). (Dec 8-5) 182 Quarterfinal – Jake Welch (Valor Christian) def. Brock Schilling (ThunderRidge). (Fall 1:47) Quarterfinal – Patrick Golden (Poudre) def. Logan Maslanik (Doherty). (Dec 6-5) Quarterfinal – Franklin Cruz (Pomona) def. Nick Kruse (Cherry Creek). (Fall 1:32) Quarterfinal – Matt Kinerson (Rocky Mountain) def. Delson Pyland (Fruita Monument). (Dec 11-7) Semifinal – Kai Blake (Cherry Creek) 44-3 def. Payton Polson (Valor Christian). (Fall 1:20) Semifinal – Jay Skalecki (Grand Junction) def. Draygan Colonese (Pine Creek). (Dec 8-5) 195 Quarterfinal – Alec Hargreaves (Rocky Mountain) def. Elijah Olson (Arvada West). (Dec 5-1) Quarterfinal – Joe Renner (Grandview) def. Jack Smith (Castle View). (Fall 1:18) Quarterfinal – Keegan Bailey (Fruita Monument) def. Ian Tullos (Cherry Creek). (Fall 1:12) Quarterfinal – Micah Sterling (Eaglecrest) def. Ed Delva (Columbine). (Fall 5:45) Semifinal – Alec Hargreaves (Rocky Mountain) def. Micah Sterling (Eaglecrest). (Fall 1:02) Semifinal – Keegan Bailey (Fruita Monument) def. Joe Renner (Grandview). (Dec 6-4) 220 Quarterfinal – Hunter Tobiasson (Grand Junction) def. David Hoage (Smoky Hill). (Dec 10-4) Quarterfinal – Osman Yigit Topuz (Eaglecrest) def. Will Ponder (Monarch). (Dec 8-6) Quarterfinal – Sam Hart (Cherokee Trail) def. Santana Solano (Brighton). (MD 10-0) Quarterfinal – Carlos Flores (Northglenn) def. Cole Jesch (Ralston Valley). (Fall 2:00) Semifinal – Hunter Tobiasson (Grand Junction) def. Osman Yigit Topuz (Eaglecrest). (Fall 1:53) Semifinal – Sam Hart (Cherokee Trail) def. Carlos Flores (Northglenn). (Fall 2:57) 285 Quarterfinal – Cohlton Schultz (Ponderosa) def. Jason Washington (Arapahoe). (Fall 0:26) Quarterfinal – Casey Hudson (Fruita Monument) def. Adam Sepan (Castle View). (Fall 5:57) Quarterfinal – Colin Lavell (Legend) def. Antonio Cordova (Pomona). (Fall 1:12) Quarterfinal – Zach Schraeder (Columbine) def. Trenton Suazo (Northglenn). (Dec 7-2) Semifinal – Cohlton Schultz (Ponderosa) def. Casey Hudson (Fruita Monument). (Fall 0:35) Semifinal – Colin Lavell (Legend) def. Zach Schraeder (Columbine). (Fall 1:54) 4A 106 Quarterfinal – Brady Parker (Windsor) def. Kobi Johnson (Loveland). (Fall 4:51) Quarterfinal – Anthony Franklin (Pueblo East) def. Mac Martinez (Pueblo South). (Dec 6-3) Quarterfinal – Davian Sandoval (Grand Junction Central) 39-8 def. Eric Griego (Pueblo County). (Fall 1:31) Quarterfinal – Dominick Castro (Pueblo Centennial) def. Logan Novara (Longmont). (Fall 0:22) Semifinal – Brady Parker (Windsor) def. Anthony Franklin (Pueblo East). (Dec 5-3) Semifinal – Dominick Castro (Pueblo Centennial) def. Davian Sandoval (Grand Junction Central). (Dec 3-2) 113 Quarterfinal – Brendon Garcia (Pueblo County) def. Zeon Ortega (Canon City). (MD 15-3) Quarterfinal – Rudy Lopez (Erie) def. (Grand Junction Central). (Dec 6-5) Quarterfinal – Jacob Gonzales (Pueblo Centennial) def. Bobby Macias (Thomas Jefferson). (Dec 6-5) Quarterfinal – Xavier Espinoza (Pueblo East) def. Cody Thompson (Loveland). (Dec 8-2) Semifinal – Brendon Garcia (Pueblo County) def. Rudy Lopez (Erie). (Dec 7-4) Semifinal – Xavier Espinoza (Pueblo East) def. Jacob Gonzales (Pueblo Centennial). (Fall 5:32) 120 Quarterfinal – Will Vombaur (Windsor) def. Presley Madril (Broomfield). (Dec 2-1) Quarterfinal – Chase Johnson (Cheyenne Mountain) def. Ethan Hays (Roosevelt). (Fall 5:29) Quarterfinal – Airiel Siegel (Thompson Valley) def. Izayah Baca (John F. Kennedy). (MD 17-9) Quarterfinal – Malachi Contreras (Mountain View) def. John Nicholas (Longmont). (Dec 6-0) Semifinal – Will Vombaur (Windsor) def. Chase Johnson (Cheyenne Mountain). (Fall 4:55) Semifinal – Malachi Contreras (Mountain View) def. Airiel Siegel (Thompson Valley). (MD 8-0) 126 Quarterfinal – Patrick Allis (Discovery Canyon) def. Raphael Gomez (Air Academy). (TF-1.5 3:34 (17-2)) Quarterfinal – Jagger Wade (Grand Junction Central) def. (Loveland). (Dec 9-3) Quarterfinal – Ryan Roth (Pueblo East) def. Kristian Arguello (Pueblo South). (Dec 4-3) Quarterfinal – Juan Garcia (Roosevelt) def. Gio Wilson (Longmont). (Dec 6-1) Semifinal – Patrick Allis (Discovery Canyon) def. Jagger Wade (Grand Junction Central). (Fall 3:09) Semifinal – Ryan Roth (Pueblo East) def. Juan Garcia (Roosevelt). (Dec 3-2) 132 Quarterfinal – Dominick Serrano (Windsor)def. Clint Brown (Falcon). (Dec 7-1) Quarterfinal – Jace Trujillo (Pueblo East) def. John Beau Hostler (Broomfield). (Fall 4:27) Quarterfinal – Angel Flores (Coronado) def. Jason Pollard (Grand Junction Central). (Fall 3:51) Quarterfinal – James Ruona (Canon City) def. Clayton Robinson (Roosevelt). (Fall 1:37) Semifinal – Dominick Serrano (Windsor) def. Jace Trujillo (Pueblo East). (Dec 7-0) Semifinal – James Ruona (Canon City) def. Angel Flores (Coronado). (Dec 11-5) 138 Quarterfinal – Darren Green (Broomfield) def. Ronny Minjarez (Windsor). (Dec 5-0) Quarterfinal – Ben Nagel (Coronado) def. Tyler Bemrose (Vista Ridge). (Fall 1:45) Quarterfinal – Dre Martinez (Grand Junction Central) def. Cole Stephenson (Lewis Palmer). (MD 16-2) Quarterfinal – Aaden Valdez (Pueblo East) def. Bailey Badwound (Air Academy). (Fall 1:33) Semifinal – Darren Green (Broomfield) def. Ben Nagel (Coronado). (Dec 7-2) Semifinal – Aaden Valdez (Pueblo East) def. Dre Martinez (Grand Junction Central). (Dec 4-0) 145 Quarterfinal – Jaxon Garoutte (Pueblo County) def. Cody Donovan (Loveland). (TF-1.5 5:02 (19-4)) Quarterfinal – Tony Ulaszek (Greeley West) def. Dylan Ruane (Discovery Canyon). (Dec 6-5) Quarterfinal – Cole Hernandez (Pueblo Centennial) def. Elijah Wisthoff (Pueblo East). (MD 16-6) Quarterfinal – Isaias Estrada (Thomas Jefferson) def. Kevin Hooks (Cheyenne Mountain). (SV-1 4-2) Semifinal – Jaxon Garoutte (Pueblo County) def. Tony Ulaszek (Greeley West). (Fall 4:45) Semifinal – Cole Hernandez (Pueblo Centennial) def. Isaias Estrada (Thomas Jefferson). (SV-1 7-5) 152 Quarterfinal – Andrew Alirez (Greeley Central) def. Zeke Terrazas (Coronado). (Fall 1:01) Quarterfinal – Hayden Crosson (Pueblo West) def. Josh Willis (Windsor). (MD 8-0) Quarterfinal – Brayden Engelking (Longmont) def. Jay McLaughlin (Thompson Valley). (Fall 3:10) Quarterfinal – Trevor Singleton (Pueblo County) def. Emilio Chavez (Mead). (Fall 1:32) Semifinal – Andrew Alirez (Greeley Central) def. Hayden Crosson (Pueblo West). (Fall 4:35) Semifinal – Cole Hernandez (Pueblo Centennial) def. Isaias Estrada (Thomas Jefferson). (SV-1 7-5) 160 Quarterfinal – Christopher Fasano (Pueblo County) def. Diego Duarte (Pueblo East). (MD 16-2) Quarterfinal – Tristan Perez (Windsor) def. Martin Trujillo (Pueblo West). (Dec 3-2) Quarterfinal – Marcus Martinez (Pueblo South) def. Chase Engelhardt (Thompson Valley). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – KJ Kearns (Coronado) def. Caleb Sherrill (Falcon). (MD 9-1) Semifinal – Christopher Fasano (Pueblo County) def. Tristan Perez (Windsor). (MD 9-1) Semifinal – KJ Kearns (Coronado) def. Marcus Martinez (Pueblo South). (Dec 6-0) 170 Quarterfinal – Drake Engelking (Longmont) def. Antonio Welch-Soto (Broomfield). (TF-1.5 4:18 (18-3)) Quarterfinal – Jake Martin (Lewis Palmer) def. Xavier Freeman (Pueblo East). (Dec 12-5) Quarterfinal – Dillon Derting (Pueblo West) def. Kenneth Guinn (Mesa Ridge). (Fall 1:51) Quarterfinal – Cody Eaton (Windsor) def. Miles Beam (Roosevelt). (Dec 7-2) Semifinal – Drake Engelking (Longmont) def. Jake Martin (Lewis Palmer). (Fall 3:11) Semifinal – Cody Eaton (Windsor) def. Dillon Derting (Pueblo West). (Dec 6-0) 182 Quarterfinal – Isaiah Salazar (Windsor) def. Nicholas Ponce (Pueblo Centennial). (Fall 4:55) Quarterfinal – Brady Badwound (Air Academy) def. Michael Bird (Falcon). (MD 13-2) Quarterfinal – Michael Serna (Greeley Central) def. Shaun Stepisnik (Grand Junction Central). (Dec 5-3) Quarterfinal – Jayson Davis (Pueblo County) def. Cole Simmons (Montrose). (TF-1.5 2:14 (17-0)) Semifinal – Isaiah Salazar (Windsor) def. Brady Badwound (Air Academy). (TF-1.5 4:40 (16-0)) Semifinal – Jayson Davis (Pueblo County) def. Michael Serna (Greeley Central). (Fall 1:03) 195 Quarterfinal – Zion Freeman (Pueblo East) def. Jared Volcic (Mesa Ridge). (Fall 2:54) Quarterfinal – Nico Gagliardi (Cheyenne Mountain) def. Jarrod Davis (Falcon). (Fall 3:47) Quarterfinal – Bryce Garcia (Pueblo County) def. Tyler Grasmick (Windsor). (MD 11-3) Quarterfinal – Bryant Walker (Broomfield) def. Jeffery Winborne (Canon City). (Dec 7-3) Semifinal – Isaiah Salazar (Windsor)def. Brady Badwound (Air Academy). (TF-1.5 4:40 (16-0)) Semifinal – Jayson Davis (Pueblo County) def. Michael Serna (Greeley Central). (Fall 1:03) 220 Quarterfinal – Dominic Robles (Pueblo East) def. Wesley Buford (Thomas Jefferson). (Fall 2:44) Quarterfinal – Ricardo Valenzuela (Palisade) def. Gavin Howes (Pueblo County). (SV-1 3-1) Quarterfinal – Gage Pruitt (Canon City) def. James Gallery (Pueblo Centennial). (Dec 6-3) Quarterfinal – Roberto Lopez (Denver South) def. Conner Shenk (Grand Junction Central). (Dec 4-2) Semifinal – Dominic Robles (Pueblo East) def. Ricardo Valenzuela (Palisade). (MD 11-1) Semifinal – Gage Pruitt (Canon City) def. Roberto Lopez (Denver South). (Dec 4-3) 285 Quarterfinal – Andy Garcia (Pueblo East) def. RJ Lopez (Mead). (Fall 5:29) Quarterfinal – Ricky Childers (Skyline) def. Dominic Knost (Lewis Palmer). (Dec 2-0) Quarterfinal – Max Tafoya (Denver North) def. Thomas Garnica (Thomas Jefferson). (Dec 5-2) Quarterfinal – Tyler Carpenter (Broomfield) def. Nate Mesa (Harrison). (Fall 1:09) Semifinal – Andy Garcia (Pueblo East) def. Ricky Childers (Skyline). (Fall 1:59) Semifinal – Tyler Carpenter (Broomfield) def. Max Tafoya (Denver North). (Fall 0:17) 3A 106 Quarterfinal – Davion Chavez (Alamosa) 38-6 def. Jaslynn Gallegos (Skyview). (MD 9-1) Quarterfinal – Trevor Torrez (Pagosa Springs) def. Caleb Rigsby (Lamar). (Fall 4:41) Quarterfinal – Robert Estrada (Weld Central) def. Casteus Combs (Sterling). (Fall 1:24) Quarterfinal – Brady Hankin (Woodland Park) def. Elijah Kitchen (Estes Park). (MD 10-0) Semifinal – Davion Chavez (Alamosa) def. Trevor Torrez (Pagosa Springs). (TF-1.5 5:15 (17-0)) Semifinal – Brady Hankin (Woodland Park) def. Robert Estrada (Weld Central). (Dec 8-3) 113 Quarterfinal – Elijah DeLaCerda (Alamosa) def. Brandon Boehm (Florence). (TF-1.5 3:49 (15-0)) Quarterfinal – Angelo Lozado (Jefferson) def. Zach Dooley (Woodland Park). (Fall 2:32) Quarterfinal – Toby Gavette (Eaton) def. Josh Sanchez (Riverdale Ridge). (Fall 3:41) Quarterfinal – Kris Kramer (Elizabeth) def. Dalton Williams (Berthoud). (Dec 4-0) Semifinal – Angelo Lozado (Jefferson) def. Elijah DeLaCerda (Alamosa). (Dec 10-5) Semifinal – Toby Gavette (Eaton) def. Kris Kramer (Elizabeth). (SV-1 2-0) 120 Quarterfinal – Isaiah Gamez (La Junta) def. AJ Serna (Grand Valley). (TF-1.5 6:00 (18-3)) Quarterfinal – Colton Williams (Berthoud) def. Nadim Kargar (Skyview). (Fall 2:32) Quarterfinal – Luke Morrissey (Eagle Valley) def. Kason Smith (Alamosa). (TF-1.5 4:33 (20-4)) Quarterfinal – Ethan Andrade (Lamar) def. Dagan White (Moffat County). (Fall 1:29) Semifinal – Isaiah Gamez (La Junta) def. Colton Williams (Berthoud). (Fall 3:04) Semifinal – Ethan Andrade (Lamar)def. Luke Morrissey (Eagle Valley). (Dec 7-3) 126 Quarterfinal – Joe Chavez (Alamosa) def. Noah Damian (Valley). (MD 9-0) Quarterfinal – LT Torres (Berthoud) def. Kolton Robertson (Weld Central). (Dec 2-0) Quarterfinal – Jimmy Gonzales (Pueblo Central) def. Ben Koch (Delta). (Dec 8-4) Quarterfinal – Dylan Tressler (Pagosa Springs) def. Zach Loft (Sterling). (Dec 9-7) Semifinal – Joe Chavez (Alamosa) def. LT Torres (Berthoud). (Dec 5-1) Semifinal – Jimmy Gonzales (Pueblo Central) def. Dylan Tressler (Pagosa Springs). (Dec 8-4) 132 Quarterfinal – Andrew Sansburn (Jefferson) def. Elias Ramirez (Olathe). (Dec 4-3) Quarterfinal – Zane Rankin (Lamar) 40-10 def. James Thomas (Pagosa Springs). (Dec 8-1) Quarterfinal – Lucas Comroe (Eagle Valley) def. Zach Brown (Valley). (Fall 2:28) Quarterfinal – Lucas Comroe (Eagle Valley) def. Zach Brown (Valley). (Fall 2:28) Semifinal – Zane Rankin (Lamar) def. Andrew Sansburn (Jefferson). (Dec 7-2) Semifinal – Lucas Comroe (Eagle Valley) def. Colton Liddell (Alamosa). (MD 19-6) 138 Quarterfinal – Dylan Yancey (Eaton) def. Brae Bergdolt (Pagosa Springs). (MD 13-3) Quarterfinal – Cael Langford (Fort Morgan) def. Ryder Bossow (Eagle Valley). (Dec 4-0) Quarterfinal – Daniel Caddy (Moffat County) def. Nabil Kargar (Skyview). (Fall 3:56) Quarterfinal – Isaiah Rios (Valley) def. Zander Condit (Jefferson). (Dec 14-7) Semifinal – Dylan Yancey (Eaton) def. Cael Langford (Fort Morgan). (MD 12-4) Semifinal – Isaiah Rios (Valley) def. Daniel Caddy (Moffat County). (Dec 6-4) 145 Quarterfinal – Austyn Binkly (Berthoud) def. Hunter Smith (Alamosa). (Dec 5-2) Quarterfinal – Clay Yarnell (Olathe) def. Jacob McCarley (Manitou Springs). (MD 11-2) Quarterfinal – Jake Hamilton (Colorado Springs Christian) def. John Sumner (Mullen). (Dec 6-5) Quarterfinal – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) def. Isaiah Baber (Lamar). (Fall 1:23) Semifinal – Austyn Binkly (Berthoud) def. Clay Yarnell (Olathe). (Dec 4-3) Semifinal – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) def. Jake Hamilton (Colorado Springs Christian). (Fall 3:51) 152 Quarterfinal – Nick Gallegos (Jefferson) def. over Kolten Hillis (Alamosa). (MD 14-5) Quarterfinal – Kase Givens (Fort Morgan) def. Jose Serrano (Lamar). (Dec 12-9) Quarterfinal – Matthew Broughton (Montezuma – Cortez) def. Kyle Conlon (Berthoud). (Dec 7-3) Quarterfinal – Oswaldo Nunez (Brush) def. Tristan Eskridge (Skyview). (Fall 4:15) Semifinal – Nick Gallegos (Jefferson) def. Kase Givens (Fort Morgan). (Fall 0:27) Semifinal – Oswaldo Nunez (Brush) def. Matthew Broughton (Montezuma – Cortez. (Dec 8-5) 160 Quarterfinal – Jaziah Whaley (Valley) def. Liam Young (The Classical Academy). (TF-1.5 5:07 (18-2)) Quarterfinal – Koby Galicia (Fort Lupton) def. Andres Mondragon (Alamosa). (MD 14-4) Quarterfinal – Mac Copeland (Bennett) def. Wyatt Mansker (Olathe). (Fall 4:31) Quarterfinal – Josh Yancey (Platte Valley) def. Cole Gray (Woodland Park). (Dec 7-5) Semifinal – Jaziah Whaley (Valley) def. Koby Galicia (Fort Lupton). (Fall 1:26) Semifinal – Josh Yancey (Platte Valley) def. Mac Copeland (Bennett). (SV-1 3-1) 170 Quarterfinal – Wyatt Pfau (Brush) def. Cody DuBois (Bennett). (Fall 1:05) Quarterfinal – Brock Johnson (Berthoud) def. Aiden Barrios (Delta). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – Hunter Branson (Holy Family) def. Zebuel Alexander (Gunnison). (Dec 12-5) Quarterfinal – Ty Garnhart (Eaton) def. Ian Reinhardt (Pagosa Springs). (Fall 5:50) Semifinal – Wyatt Pfau (Brush) def. Brock Johnson (Berthoud). (Fall 4:32) Semifinal – Ty Garnhart (Eaton) def. Hunter Branson (Holy Family). (Fall 3:40) 182 Quarterfinal – Davis Ward (Eagle Valley) def. Mason Wakeham (Bennett). (Fall 2:11) Quarterfinal – Amos Wilson (Glenwood Springs) def. Brian Paxton (Fort Morgan). (Dec 14-8) Quarterfinal – Nathan Johns (The Classical Academy) def. Swayde Noyes (Montezuma – Cortez). (Dec 3-0) Quarterfinal – Colton Moore (Platte Valley) def. Pedro Guardado (Rifle). (Fall 4:31) Semifinal – Nathan Johns (The Classical Academy) def. Colton Moore (Platte Valley). (Dec 3-1) Semifinal – Amos Wilson (Glenwood Springs) def. Davis Ward (Eagle Valley). (Fall 3:41) 195 Quarterfinal – Abe Leonard (Elizabeth) def. Thomas Mettlen (Brush). (Fall 1:23) Quarterfinal – Gauge Lockhart (Delta) def. Jeremiah Garcia (Platte Valley). (Dec 2-0) Quarterfinal – John Foutz (Bayfield) def. Mitchell Peabody (La Junta). (Fall 3:20) Quarterfinal – Holt Brashears (Salida) def. Caleb Janowsky (Pagosa Springs). (Fall 1:36) Semifinal – Holt Brashears (Salida) def. Gauge Lockhart (Delta). (Fall 2:58) Semifinal – Abe Leonard (Elizabeth) def. John Foutz (Bayfield). (Fall 1:09) 220 Quarterfinal – Drew Book (Sterling) def. Chris Felan (Lamar). (MD 8-0) Quarterfinal – Eli Smith (Salida) def. Austin Trujillo (Alamosa). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – Cody Ponce (Eagle Valley) def. James Hochanadel (Fort Morgan). (Dec 3-2) Quarterfinal – Daniel Westbrook (Bayfield) def. Atsamaz Pliev (Sierra). (Dec 3-1) Semifinal – Eli Smith (Salida) 27-1 def. Drew Book (Sterling). (Dec 2-1) Semifinal – Cody Ponce (Eagle Valley) def. Daniel Westbrook (Bayfield). (Fall 2:28) 285 Quarterfinal – Logan Thompson (Alamosa) def. Juan Doyle (Salida). (Dec 5-1) Quarterfinal – Hunter Gilpin (Manitou Springs) def. Tel Linke (Middle Park). (Fall 3:02) Quarterfinal – Emanuel Munoz-Alcala (University) def. Jeremy Murano (Eaton). (Dec 2-0) Quarterfinal – Sy Spitz (Lamar) def. Carlos Flores (Alameda). (Fall 0:41) Semifinal – Logan Thompson (Alamosa) def. Hunter Gilpin (Manitou Springs). (MD 15-5) Semifinal – Emanuel Munoz-Alcala (University) def. Sy Spitz (Lamar). (Dec 2-0) 2A 106 Quarterfinal – Seth McFall (Fowler) def. Lane Hunsberger (Cedaredge). (Fall 1:32) Quarterfinal – Marc Barkdoll (Wiggins) def. Dale VanMatre (John Mall). (Fall 3:13) Quarterfinal – Cole Miller (Rye) def. Marco Martinez (Sedgwick County/Fleming). (Fall 1:36) Quarterfinal – Alberto Felthager (Trinidad) def. Cole Rockwell (Wray). (Dec 10-7) Semifinal – Seth McFall (Fowler) def. Marc Barkdoll (Wiggins). (Dec 10-4) Semifinal – Cole Miller (Rye) 23-4 def. Alberto Felthager (Trinidad). (MD 13-0) 113 Quarterfinal – Cade Rockwell (Wray) def. Max Salazar (Sanford). (Fall 0:49) Quarterfinal – Chris McKenna (John Mall) def. Michael Maldonado (Rocky Ford). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – Dylan Zimmerman (Hayden) def. Isaac Hutchings (Buena Vista). (Fall 2:21) Quarterfinal – Michael Atencio (Rye) def. Michael Romero (Swink). (TF-1.5 4:12) Semifinal – Cade Rockwell (Wray) def. Chris McKenna (John Mall). (Dec 8-2) Semifinal – Michael Atencio (Rye) def. Dylan Zimmerman (Hayden). (Dec 6-1) 120 Quarterfinal – Dillon Jaramillo (Rocky Ford) def. Travis Vialpando (John Mall). (Dec 8-5) Quarterfinal – Dalton Wommack (Custer County) def. Christian Keller (Lyons). (Dec 12-11) Quarterfinal – Carlos Hutchings (Buena Vista) def. Logan Lewis (Highland). (Dec 5-4) Quarterfinal – Trey Geyer (Cedaredge) def. Robert Warkentine (Peyton). (Dec 9-3) Semifinal – Dillon Jaramillo (Rocky Ford) def. Dalton Wommack (Custer County). (MD 13-2) Semifinal – Trey Geyer (Cedaredge) def. Carlos Hutchings (Buena Vista). (Fall 5:40) 126 Quarterfinal – Brendyn Nordyke (Holly) 34-2 def. Harley Workman (Norwood). (TF-1.5 4:49 (15-0)) Quarterfinal – Eyan Chavez (Centauri) def. Presley Pene (Hotchkiss). (Dec 3-2) Quarterfinal – Zach Tittle (Highland) def. Adrian Nieto (Cedaredge). (Dec 7-1) Quarterfinal – Oran Huff (Lyons) def. Nicholas Garcia (Monte Vista). (Fall 3:25) Semifinal – Eyan Chavez (Centauri) def. Brendyn Nordyke (Holly). (Dec 3-1) Semifinal – Oran Huff (Lyons) def. Zach Tittle (Highland). (Dec 6-4) 132 Quarterfinal – Anthony Aldretti (John Mall) def. Dante Chirichigno (Highland). (Fall 2:47) Quarterfinal – Austin Crum (Holly) def. Jesus Hernandez (Burlington). (Fall 3:51) Quarterfinal – Sergio Campos (Hotchkiss) def. Tyler Vigil (Monte Vista). (Fall 5:56) Quarterfinal – Blaze Brophy (Yuma) def. Joziah Maestas (Rocky Ford). (TB-1 6-4) Semifinal – Anthony Aldretti (John Mall) def. Austin Crum (Holly). (Fall 3:04) Semifinal – Sergio Campos (Hotchkiss) def. Blaze Brophy (Yuma). (Dec 3-0) 138 Quarterfinal – Wesley VanMatre (John Mall) def. Traycer Hall (Hotchkiss). (Dec 11-5) Quarterfinal – Santino Mendoza (Rocky Ford) def. Skieler Grooms (Ignacio). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – Tyler Collins (Wray) def. Jade Cozart (Cheyenne Wells). (Fall 0:34) Quarterfinal – Sackett Chesnik (Paonia) def. Aiden Michael (County Line). (TF-1.5 4:38 (15-0)) Semifinal – Wesley VanMatre (John Mall) def. Santino Mendoza (Rocky Ford). (MD 12-1) Semifinal – Tyler Collins (Wray) def. Sackett Chesnik (Paonia). (SV-1 7-5) 145 Quarterfinal – Tannen Kennedy (Meeker) def. Alejandro Velasquez (Sierra Grand/Centennial). (TF-1.5 3:51 (16-1)) Quarterfinal – Justin Traxler (Akron) def. Colton Murray (Peyton). (Fall 1:09) Quarterfinal – Jared Bauer (Crowley County) def. Jesus Trejo (Holyoke). (Fall 0:58) Quarterfinal – Zach Martin (Centauri) def. Hector Flores (Highland). (MD 12-4) Semifinal – Tannen Kennedy (Meeker) def. Justin Traxler (Akron). (Fall 1:31) Semifinal – Zach Martin (Centauri) def. Jared Bauer (Crowley County). (Fall 4:24) 152 Quarterfinal – Louis Aguilar (Burlington) def. Kaleb Fisher (Swink). (Fall 2:17) Quarterfinal – Dylan Palomino (Fowler) def. James Franklin (Norwood). (Dec 4-0) Quarterfinal – Ethan Burns (Holly) def. Logan Odell (Lyons). (Dec 7-1) Quarterfinal – Adam Schulz (Crowley County) def. Emmanuel Huerta (Wray). (Dec 11-4) Semifinal – Louis Aguilar (Burlington) def. Dylan Palomino (Fowler). (Dec 8-2) Semifinal – Ethan Burns (Holly) def. Adam Schulz (Crowley County). (Fall 5:11) 160 Quarterfinal – Cade Hillman (Wray)def. Dustin Sanchez (Ignacio). (MD 8-0) Quarterfinal – Zach Sandoval (Centauri) def. Grey Neal (Paonia). (Dec 7-5) Quarterfinal – Micah Hertrich (Buena Vista) def. Trent Elliott (Merino). (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal – Austin Overholt (Norwood) def. Luis Chafino (Holyoke). (UTB 7-6) Semifinal – Cade Hillman (Wray) def. Zach Sandoval (Centauri). (Dec 3-1) Semifinal – Micah Hertrich (Buena Vista) def. Austin Overholt (Norwood). (Dec 10-6) 170 Quarterfinal – Jace Logan (Soroco) 39-1 def. Orin Carnes (Fowler). (Fall 0:43) Quarterfinal – Braden Witzel (Burlington) def. Jorge Valdez (Crowley County). (TF-1.5 4:55 (19-3)) Quarterfinal – Carlos Tarin (Wray) def. Jace Peebles (Hotchkiss). (TF-1.5 3:13 (16-1)) Quarterfinal – Toby Waddell (Cedaredge) def. Colby Clatterbaugh (Meeker). (Fall 5:13) Semifinal – Jace Logan (Soroco) def. Braden Witzel (Burlington). (Fall 0:50) Semifinal – Carlos Tarin (Wray) def. Toby Waddell (Cedaredge). (Fall 2:24) 182 Quarterfinal – Dawson Roesch (County Line) def. Carson Reese (Akron). (MD 13-5) Quarterfinal – Will Gabriel (Nucla) def. Konner Mauck (Lyons). (Fall 2:45) Quarterfinal – Fabian Lopez (Sedgwick County/Fleming) def. Jesus Diaz (Trinidad). (Fall 1:24) Quarterfinal – Hunter Planansky (Hayden) def. Ty Hardesty (Wray). (Fall 0:49) Semifinal – Will Gabriel (Nucla) def. Dawson Roesch (County Line). (TF-1.5 5:40 (15-0)) Semifinal – Hunter Planansky (Hayden) def. Fabian Lopez (Sedgwick Co/Fleming). (Dec 5-2) 195 Quarterfinal – Dawson Worley (Cheyenne Wells) def. Hunter Hatcher (Hayden). (Fall 1:07) Quarterfinal – Anthony Felice (Paonia) def. Carson Berghuis (Wray). (Dec 7-2) Quarterfinal – Karson Bean (Lyons) 35-5 def. Jesse Amrein (Soroco). (Fall 5:31) Quarterfinal – Jesse Tapia (Rocky Ford) def. James Amick (Meeker). (Dec 13-11) Semifinal – Anthony Felice (Paonia) def. Dawson Worley (Cheyenne Wells). (SV-1 3-1) Semifinal – Jesse Tapia (Rocky Ford) def. Karson Bean (Lyons). (Dec 4-3) 220 Quarterfinal – Jayce Bauer (County Line) def. Andrew Davis (Sedgwick County/Fleming). (Fall 3:39) Quarterfinal – JJ Horn (Fowler) def. Simon Apodaca (Rocky Ford). (Dec 4-2) Quarterfinal – Devon Harshman (Wiggins) def. Ethan Dustrude (Calhan). (Fall 4:40) Quarterfinal – Taj Van der Linde (Cedaredge) def. Lane Walter (Crowley County). (Fall 3:02) Semifinal – Jayce Bauer (County Line) def. JJ Horn (Fowler). (Fall 2:34) Semifinal – Taj Van der Linde (Cedaredge) def. Devon Harshman (Wiggins). (Fall 2:18) 285 Quarterfinal – Bennie Chacon (Centauri) def. Lars Sims (Yuma). (Fall 0:36) Quarterfinal – Scott Torres (Lotus) def. Christian Matus (Hotchkiss). (Fall 5:32) Quarterfinal – Jeron Lippert (Wray) def. Chase Stolzenberger (County Line). (Fall 0:57) Quarterfinal – Levi Peterson (Paonia) def. Derek Sanchez (Cedaredge). (Fall 1:44) Semifinal – Bennie Chacon (Centauri) def. Scott Torres (Lotus). (Fall 0:19) Semifinal – Levi Peterson (Paonia) def. Jeron Lippert (Wray). 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21 Feb 19
Russia News Now

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The United States’ various forms of intervention in Venezuela have generally been dressed up and sold to the American public in pro-democracy and humanitarian costumes.   The high-minded rhetoric notwithstanding, here are the top five real reasons the U.S. wants regime change in Venezuela. 1) Venezuela is a Bolivarian Socialist Republic The United […]

20 Feb 19
Book on the Bright side

Warning: this post may contain spoilers. Summary of tv  show: Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. Stef Foster and Lena Adams, a lesbian couple, have a family of adopted, biological, and foster children. Mariana and Jesus are adopted 15-year-old twins and Brandon is Stef’s 16-year-old […]

20 Feb 19
Redleg Nation

Looking back at how the non-acquisition of catcher JT Realmuto for the Cincinnati Reds tells us just how some hope the future plays out for the organization

20 Feb 19
The Daily Nick

By Nick Baum WEDNESDAY – 2/20/19 Venezuela’s government opted to close down maritime borders on the ocean as well as ground most nearby flights in response to the opposition party’s efforts to import foreign aid. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that Venezuela “Doesn’t need it” and that it’s an attempt to embarrass the country by […]

19 Feb 19
ML: Season 18

N Johnson earns World Series MVP Helped by an error in the 10th inning, the Rolling Thunder scored two runs and held on to beat the Fort Lauderdale Flash 6-4 to win the World Championship. The title was the Thunder’s second title in three years and the fourth year in a row the Wild Card […]

19 Feb 19
ML: Season 18

Series going to a Game 7 Joe Mauer was 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI, while Christian Yelich added an inside-the-park home run and two RBI as the Fort Lauderdale Flash beat the Rolling Thunder 7-4 to force a Game 7. Joakim Soria went seven innings for the win, while Wade […]

19 Feb 19
Vogenix Self Tanner

2019-02-18 23:22:30 Not much remains of the Henning Motel in Newberry Springs, California. Out on old Route 66, only the once-flashing neon sign still stands, rusted beyond repair. The arrival of the Interstate Highway in the 1970s rerouted custom elsewhere, and like thousands of motels across America, its fate was sealed. These emblems of the […]

18 Feb 19
The Willits News
Willits Charter Schools Baechtel Creek Medical Clinic sponsored awards for outstanding work on a Science Fair project. Winners were awarded a certificate and a gift certificate to the Book Juggler.  Winners of these awards were: Kaylee Anderson & Savanna Hinker Tye, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Tobacco or Candy?”; Kadie Balthrop, Grade 5, “Willits Elementary School, Child Proof or Not?”; Ally Chavez, Bryanna Gjion & Laila Britton, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Blood Clots”; Willow Daun-Widner, Grade 9, Willits Charter School “Lipids and Latex-How Common Lipids Affect the Elasticity of Medical Grade Latex”; Phoenix Hernandez & Sofia Vaccaro, 4th Grade, Sherwood School, “Growing Strong”; Zoe Jordan, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “Finding a Correlation Between Age and Heart Rate in Oryclalagus cuniculus (Domestic Rabbit)”; Galilea Lopez, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Iris Pigmentation and the Visual Spectrum”; Hunter Paris, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Parachute Predicament”;Damian Reiter, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Earth’s Oceans’ Heat Capacity Absorbs Global Warming”; Audrey Sherf, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Tweeking Texts to Help Dyslexics” TD Hanna Consulting recognized science projects that exhibited good application of the scientific method. Winners were awarded a certificate and a cash award.  Recipients were: -Amelia Franco, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Air Pollution” -Jaron Schrage, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “The Shear Strength Test” -Abigail Sherf, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “A “Maze”ing Plants” Padula Ranches recognized outstanding projects in Science. Winners were awarded a certificate and a cash award.  Recipients were: -Zoe Alvarado, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Do length, density or width of hairs affect the texture of a rabbit’s pelt?” -Brian Bowles, Grade 4, Sherwood School, “How Do Chickens Digest Their Food?” -Celestial Clearbrook, Grade 11, Willits Charter School, “Have the bone structures of German Shepherds been affected by selective breeding?” -Farrow Lockwood, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Rabbit Fuel” -Griffin O’Rear, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, Blended Families – “Hens & Chicks Don’t Care About Color” Sara Hanna Consulting presented a certificate and a cash award to outstanding projects in Environmental Science or Natural Resources.  Winners of this award were: -Nick Cramer, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Dam Sediment Problem” -Alexander Miya, Grade 6, Sherwood School, “Bio-Plastics – The Better Choice” JD Redhouse recognizes creative thinking and excellence in science.  Winners received a certificate and ice cream. Recipients were: -Beren Arbayo, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Soda Geysers” -Emily Barbitta & Hope Curtis, Grade 11, Willits Charter School, “Mental Health Stereotypes” -Avery Bevens, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Yolk’s on You” -Ivan Carillo, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “What can C and D do for a Seed?” -Monica Chavez, Yumalay Meza & Gracie Laurent, Grade 5, “Blosser Lane Elementary School, Watch What You Drink” -Grady Cooley, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Tornadoes” -Dylan Corsetti, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Does Surface Matter?” -Willow Daun-Widner, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Lipids and Latex-How Common Lipids Affect the Elasticity of Medical Grade Latex” -Zoeanna Gallups, Grade 4, Sherwood School, “Comparing pH Levels” -Sky Greystar, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “The Effects of Stress on Short Term Memory” -Achsa Hill, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Read This” -Thomas Hinton, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Vegetable Power” -Tokyo Jordan, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Children Exposed to Cartoons Learn the Bouba Kiki Effect” -Izabella Michels, Grade 3, Sherwood School, “Soda Volcano” -Timothy Southwick, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Get Icy” -Maya Waters, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “To Yawn or Not to Yawn” Kamryn Wilkes, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Don’t be Cheesy About it, This is a Science Project!” California Forestry and Vegetation Management recognizes outstanding projects related to trees, forestry, and arboriculture.  The award was a certificate and a Visa gift card. Winners of these awards were: Ms. Cooley’s Kindergarten Class, Brookside Elementary School, What do plants need? -Abigail Sherf, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “A “Maze”ing Plants” Mobile Equine Veterinary Services recognized excellence in science.  Winners received a certificate and a cash prize. Recipients were: -Adrian Carillo, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Bird Food” -Ingrid Mendoza, Grade 7, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “pH in the Water” The City of Willits recognized strong science in Water Quality.  A certificate, a “City of Willits” hat, and the honor of putting the project on display at the Water Department was awarded to: -David Lockhart, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Where Should I Get My Water?” Pacific Gas & Electric donated frisbees for all Willits Science Fair participants. George’s Geodes and Gems recognized interesting and unique projects related to rocks, gems, and minerals.  Winners were awarded a certificate and a gift certificate. Recipients were: -Nick Cramer, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Dam Sediment Problem” -Alina Diaz, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Weakening of Rocks” -Nate Hereshoff, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Homemade Crystals Epsom Salt vs. Table Salt” -Sammie St. Pierre, Grade 11, Willits Charter School, “Crystal Geodes!” -Lizandro Perez, Alessandra Manzo & Yarely Calderon, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “How does vinegar affect an egg?” -Izabella Simms, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Great Crystal Project” -Emily Soria, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Buyer Bee-ware” -Alexandria Titus, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Crystal Cave” The Book Juggler sponsored themed prizes for outstanding student projects along the following themes: Science in Cooking:  Gigi Mueller, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Quest for the Perfect Pancake” Study of Bacteria:  Deegan Espaniola-Norton, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, “Soap vs. Hand Sanitizer” Creativity in Science:  Gabriel Komes, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “The Darker Side of Ink” 2019 Mendocino County Science Fair Qualifiers Willits Unified School District Class A:  Scientific Inquiry Projects Grades 3-4 Life Science -Mia Chavez, Grade 3 Sherwood School, “Lights Action Planarians” -Phoenix Hernandez & Sofia Vaccaro, Grade 4, Sherwood School, “Growing Strong” Grade 3-4 Physical Science -Mitchell Bertnick, Grade 4, Sherwood School, “Brownie Madness” -Calleigh Wear & Kamryn Lopez, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary, “Testing Lipsticks” Grades 3-4 Earth & Space Science -Zoeanna Gallups, Grade 4, Sherwood School, “Comparing pH Levels” Grade 5 Physical Science -Knox Chaniot, Grade 5, Sherwood School, “To Dye For” Grades 6-8 Life Sciences A -Elena Arkelian, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Dog Smarts” -Shelby Perez Bowen, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Ew Mold” Grades 6-8 Life Sciences B -Ally Chavez, Bryanna Gijon & Laila Britton, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Blood Clots” -Caydance Johnson, Kate Austin & Samantha Taylor, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Finger Prints” Grades 6-8 Physical Sciences -Ely Bowles, Grade 6, Sherwood School, “The Great Eggsperiment” -Ingrid Mendoza, Grade 7, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “pH in the Water” -Sahil Mohan, Hunter Schnitzius & Jayden Arnold, Grade 8, “Baechtel Grove Middle School, It’s About to Get Messy” -Michael Okawa, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “I’m a Big Fan” -Jaron Schrage, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “The Shear Strength Test” Grades 6-8 Earth & Space Sciences -Alexander Miya, Grade 6, Sherwood School, “BioPlastics:  The Better Choice” Class C:  Classroom and Large Group Projects -Mrs. Duran’s Class, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Do you taste what eyes see?” -Mrs. Ford’s Class, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Gum Gum is so Yum Yum” -Mrs. Groom’s Class, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Germ Buster” -Miss McClelland’s Class, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Fizz Fun” -Miss Mey’s Class, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Flippity Floppity” Class D:  Demonstrations and Displays Grades 3-5 -Brian Bowles, Grade 3, Sherwood School, “How do Chickens Digest Their Food” -Sophia Miya & Taylor Valente, Grade 4 and Grade 3, Sherwood School, “Rainbow Lava” -Kaiden Oliver, Grade 5, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “The Bridge Project” -Damian Reiter, Grade 4, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Earth’s Oceans’ Heat Capacity Absorbs Global Warming” -Egypt Spence, Grade 3, Blosser Lane Elementary School, “Succulents” Grades 6-12 -Soren Pinelli, Grade 6, Sherwood School, “The Light Show” -Alexandria Titus, Grade 8, Baechtel Grove Middle School, “Crystal Cave” -Mason Valente, Grade 6, Sherwood School, “The Water Cycle” 2019 Mendocino County Science Fair Qualifiers Willits Charter Schools Class A:  Scientific Inquiry Projects Grades 3-4 Life Science -Adrian Carillo, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Bird Food” -Aedan Lockwood Chenelle, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Sweet ‘n’ Short” -Harper Olson, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Egg Science” -Abigail Sherf, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “A “Maze” ing Plants” -Jobe Thomson, Grade 4 Willits Elementary Charter School, “Does Vinegar Prevent Bacteria from Growing” Grades 3-4 Physical Science -Skylyn Glassey, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Electromagnets” -Lexi McGrew, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School,”Big Bubble” -Bodie Olson, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Balloon Chemistry” -Thomas Rano, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Volts in Fruits and Vegetables” Grades 3-4 Earth & Space Science -Nick Cramer, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “The Dam Sediment Problem” -Amelia Franco, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Air Pollution” -Chloe Wright, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Which Cup Keeps Water the Coldest” Grade 5 Life Science -Kadie Balthrop, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Childproof or Not?” -Ivan Carillo, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “What C and D can do for a seed” -Areya Nisha De Fluri-Geroux, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Chickens’ Favorite Food” -Blaze Parmenter, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “What in the Whorl” Grade 5 Physical Science -Nova Knodle, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Light as a Feather Heavier than Air” -Cole Lane, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “My Eggcellent Explosion” Grade 5 Earth & Space Science -Xander Couevas, Grade 5, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Race of the Planes” Grades 6-8 Life Sciences A -Kyler Hall-Jimenez, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, “Will movement of the Oryctolagus cuniculus nostrils affect the respiration rate?” -Daniel LaCount, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Killing the Ick” -Griffin O’Rear, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, “Blended Families-Hens and Chicks Don’t Care About Color” Grades 6-8 Life Sciences B -Audrey Sherf, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “Tweeking Texts to Help Dyslexics” -Maya Waters, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “To Yawn or Not to Yawn” -Katherine Wood, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “A Color Connection” Grades 6-8 Physical Sciences -Degan Dykes, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Batter Up” -Nick Komes, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Burn Baby Burn-Which DIY Fire Starter Burns Hotter?” -Nick Miller, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Make Your Own Luck” -Kristen Watts, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, “Pads Absorbing Liquid” Grades 6-8 Earth & Space Sciences -Farrow Lockwood, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Rabbit Fuel” -Enzo Vaccaro, Grade 6, Willits Charter School, “It’s Not Rocket Science” Grades 9-12 Life Sciences A -Zoe Alvarado, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Do Length, Density, or Width of Hair Affect the Texture of a Rabbit’s Pelt?” -Jacob Anderson, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Bottled Water for Plants” -Zoe Jordan, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “Finding a Correlation Between Age and Heart Rate in Oryclalagus cuniculus (Domestic Rabbit)” Grades 9-12 Life Sciences B -Kaylee Anderson & Savanna Hinker Tye, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Tobacco or Candy?” -Sky Greystar, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “The Effects of Stress on Short Term Memory” -Gabriel Komes, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “The Darker Side of Ink” Grades 9-12 Physical Sciences -Willow Daun-Widner, Grade 9, Willits Charter School, “Lipids and Latex-How Common Lipids Affect the Elasticity of Medical Grade Latex” Class B:  Engineering Projects Grades 6-8 -Hunter Paris, Grade 8, Willits Charter School, “Parachute Predicament” Class D:  Demonstrations and Displays Grades 3-5 -Jen Harness, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “My Experiment on Invisible Ink” -Ember Hetherington, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Electrical Conductivity” -Vada Morgan, Grade 4, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Electromagnetic Motor” -Anthony Stillwell, Grade 3, Willits Elementary Charter School, “Levitation with Magnets” Grades 6-12 -Caleb Christman, Grade 10, Willits Charter School, “Is it Really Worth it?” -Celestial Clearbrook, Grade 11, Willits Charter School, “Have the bone structures of German Shepherds been affected by selective breeding?” -Ruan Hardin, Grade 7, Willits Charter School, “The Weight Lifter” -Deveron Johnson, Grade 10, Willits Charter School,” Can Video Games Make You Better in Militaristic Standards?”  
18 Feb 19
Daily Democrat
The 104th Almond Festival Queen Pageant held Saturday night at the Guinda Grange Hall featured five talented women with Cynna McAllister named the 2019 Queen. Debbie Chavez was awarded Miss Congeniality and Myrella Figueroa earned First Runner Up. Nick McNicholas of Woodland, Spencer Gillette of Guinda and former Almond Queen Erica Delgado of Sacramento served on the judges panel. They met with the contestants earlier in the day to review applications and do interviews. All five contestants are high school seniors in the Esparto Unified School District. McAllister, a resident of Esparto, is the daughter of Ray and Joy. She is an active senior at Esparto High School, and a member of the local Leo’s club, Science club, Associated Student Body, FFA, Culinary club, Junior State of America, National Honors Society, EAOP and the UC Scholars. She has participated in softball and currently participates in basketball and cheer. Cynna currently holds a 4.2 GPA and has won many awards both academically and athletically, in addition to her many volunteer hours. When Cynna graduates from Esparto, she will be the first student in 15 years to also graduate Woodland Community College with her associate’s degree. She hopes to attend John Hopkins University or UCLA to pursue a major in neuroscience. Cynna was participating in the Almond Queen Pageant to carry on a family tradition as her mother ran in 1997. She was sponsored by Nick and Heather Echarte. Chavez lives in Esparto with her parents Isaias Sr. and Blanca. She has attended the Almond Festival every year since moving to the valley when she was age 3. Her sponsor was El Toro Meat Market. Figuroa is a resident of Capay. Her mother is Leticia Mendez and she he has two brothers, Alex and Eduardo Figeuroa. Myrella takes stats for the Boys Soccer team and is a member of the Spanish Club, Culinary Club, Science Club and the Leo’s Club. She was participating in the Almond Queen Pageant because she grew up in the Capay Valley and has attended the Almond Festival her whole life. Her sponsor was AgBitz Farm Supply. Other contestants were Jaicey Lyn Pate of Esparto sponsored by Vannucci Technologies and Guadalupe Roacha, also of Esparto, who was sponsored by the Road Trip Bar and Grill. The pageant was held following a tri-tip dinner hosted by the Grange Association and desert prepared by the Esparto High School Culinary class. Once dinner concluded, the five contestants took the stage to present their speeches the first Almond Festival. The year was 1915 and the world was entrenched in World War I, Pyrex glassware had just been invented and in the Capay Valley the First Almond Queen was being crowned. So the contestants were asked “If you could speak to the Queen today what three questions would you ask her and what one thing do you think she would be the most fascinated by from present day?” All of the young ladies worked very hard on their speeches and would have asked the First Queen a wide range of questions from fashion to music, educational opportunities and career choices, what items she would have put in a time capsule and of course what was her favorite part of the Almond Festival, according to Caitlin Nichols, who coordinated the pageant. “The speeches speculated that the first Almond Queen would be most fascinated by air and space travel, how the role of women has changed, transportation, cell phones and that the Almond Festival and Queen pageant are still a time honored tradition in the Capay Valley,” stated Nicols. “Following the speeches the contestants then had to answer a follow-up question, current event question and a fun question. This year the three judges had a very difficult job as the competition was very close.” While the three judges tallied their scores, the Rumsey Improvement Association hosted a raffle with many prizes, all donated by local farms and businesses. There was also a silent art auction that featured some one of a kind art. The Rumsey Improvement association is the sponsor of the pageant and awards the winner a $1,000 scholarship and awards the runner-up a $250 scholarship. Each contestant will also receive a $50 scholarship provided by the Esparto Chamber of Commerce, the sponsor of the Almond Festival. When all was said and done three honors were bestowed for Miss Congeniality, voted by the girls; First Runner Up and the Almond Festival Queen. Debbie Chavez was awarded Miss Congeniality; Myrella Figueroa earned First Runner Up and the 2019 Almond Festival Queen is Cynna McAllister. “These three lovely young ladies will preside over the Almond Festival Activities this coming Sunday,” stated Nichols. The event beings with an FFA breakfast in Esparto at 9 a.m., followed by a stroll through the park until about 11 a.m. They will then make their way up the Valley, stopping at many venues on the way including the Roadtrip Bar and Grill, The Guinda Grange Hall, and the Rumsey Hall.
18 Feb 19
Royals Farm Report

Spring Training games start in just 5 days. Starting Saturday, you’ll be able to see your Boys in Blue back in action in a real life game for the first time since last fall. There will be new faces, there will be familiar faces, but the jerseys will be the same and the game unchanged […]

17 Feb 19
MileHigh Prep Report

Here are the results from the 3A Regionals from each regional. The top 4 placers qualify for the state tournament 3A Region 1 106 1st Place – Davion Chavez of Alamosa 2nd Place – Jared Van Hee of Gunnison 3rd Place – Hunter Fredrickson of Moffat County 4th Place – Trevor Torrez of Pagosa Springs […]