Panthers claim 3 league titles

Levi Gross wrestles Ian Konrad, of Fruita Monument, on Saturday at the Southwestern League championships in Grand Junction. Gross defeated Konrad by a 4-1 decision on the way to a SWL title at 120 pounds for Montezuma-Cortez. Enlargephoto

Photo courtesy of Becky Oliver

Levi Gross wrestles Ian Konrad, of Fruita Monument, on Saturday at the Southwestern League championships in Grand Junction. Gross defeated Konrad by a 4-1 decision on the way to a SWL title at 120 pounds for Montezuma-Cortez.

Montezuma-Cortez High School claimed three wrestling titles at last Saturday's Southwestern League championships.

Host Grand Junction Central won the team title.

The Panthers went 0-5 in duals, but Ryan Daves and Trenton Gustafson continued their dominance at 138 and 182 pounds.

Each senior went 5-0 on the day to win SWL titles. Daves secured his No. 1 4A ranking and upped his undefeated record to 32-0. Gustafson moved to 29-3.

Sophomore Levi Gross went 5-0 at 120s to claim his first league championship.

Sophomores Justice Ramos and Seager Oliver both placed second at 145 and 160 with 4-1 records.

Freshmen Celestino Fernandez and Tyler Hageman each won a match at 106 and 152, respectively.

M-CHS will gear up for the 4A Western Regionals on Friday and Saturday at Montrose High School.

Justice Ramos takes down Garrett Marcum, of Durango, on Saturday at the Southwestern League championships in Grand Junction. Ramos beat Marcum at 145 pounds by a 14-4 decision on the way to a second-place finish for Montezuma-Cortez. Enlargephoto

Photo courtesy of Becky Oliver

Justice Ramos takes down Garrett Marcum, of Durango, on Saturday at the Southwestern League championships in Grand Junction. Ramos beat Marcum at 145 pounds by a 14-4 decision on the way to a second-place finish for Montezuma-Cortez.