Rocky Mountain News
Scott Stocker and Gerry Valerio
Thursday, February 28, 2008
* Eric Wilson, Grandview
Wilson, a junior, won the loaded Class 5A, 112-pound weight class at the state tournament the hard way: he beat two state champions in succession in overtime matches.
Wilson pinned Rocky Mountain's Jeremy Schmitt, who won last season at 103, in 6:43 in the semifinals at the Pepsi Center.
He then beat Northglenn's Phillip Grout, the defending 112 champion, 2-0 on a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime in the title match. Wilson completed the season with a 38-5 record. He had finished third last season at 103.