The Wow Factor

Seager Oliver has a near fall over Jonathan Hernandez and wins in a 16-0 technical fall to advance to the semi-finals. Enlargephoto

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Seager Oliver has a near fall over Jonathan Hernandez and wins in a 16-0 technical fall to advance to the semi-finals.

When it came to wrestling this year, Southwest Colorado was downright impressive. Montezuma-Cortez and Dove Creek high schools each sent three wrestlers to Denver. At the end, four wrestlers placed on the podium, including Seager Oliver, who brought home the gold.

Levi Gross wins by pin as Lyle Cooksey shows his disgust with the loss in a consolation match. Enlargephoto

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Levi Gross wins by pin as Lyle Cooksey shows his disgust with the loss in a consolation match.

Justice Ramos has temporary control but ends up losing 2-4 in the quarterfinal to Travis Myers. Enlargephoto

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Justice Ramos has temporary control but ends up losing 2-4 in the quarterfinal to Travis Myers.

Chance Randolph won by one point against J.D. Chenoweth to advance to the semis. Enlargephoto

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Chance Randolph won by one point against J.D. Chenoweth to advance to the semis.

Case Baughman scrunches Austin Coy in his semis bout. The undefeated Coy beat Baughman 6-0. Enlargephoto

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Case Baughman scrunches Austin Coy in his semis bout. The undefeated Coy beat Baughman 6-0.

Nick Jones tosses Cordell Curtis to the mat in a consolation match on the way to a third-period pin. Enlargephoto

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Nick Jones tosses Cordell Curtis to the mat in a consolation match on the way to a third-period pin.