75th Annual CHSAA State Wrestling Championships
February 20, 2010

One Away
(Feb 20, 2010)

Josh Federico, John Godin and Sean Burroughs have made it to the third day of the 75th Annual CHSAA State Wrestling Championships and they are one win away from placing in the top six.

Senior Derek Olson won his wrestleback at the Region 1 tournament and the fourth place seed at state but lost to number one seed Cody Harris from Denver East in the first round and he was eliminated in the first consolation round by Cherokee Trail's Willy Gustin.

Federico was not rewarded kindly for his second place finish at regional when he was placed in the top half of the bracket with three of the top four ranked wrestlers in his weight class. He lost to Pine Creek's Geo Martinez in the opening round but, started his come back on the consolation side of the bracket with wins over Green Mountain's Tyler Dirschl (Tech Fall, 16-1) and Boulder's Babalu Jones (7-0).  He must beat Coronado's Devon Cruz in the next round to be assured of a medal.

Godin started the tournament off with a win by fall over Ponderosa's Sam Jones before losing to Loveland's Chance Leingang, 6-12, in the quarter finals. He picked up an 8-5 win on the consolation side of the bracket against Bear Creek's Kyle Grosvenor and will face Legacy's Mark Dubberly in the next consolation round for the opportunity to finish in the top six.

Burroughs came up just short in the opening round with a one point loss, 1-2, to Pine Creek's Jerry McGinty but recovered with two wins on the consolation side.  The first against Monarch's Jared Ferrera, 3-1 and the second against Chatfield's Dakota Thayer, 3-2. He will face Northglenn's Nick Ortega in the next round to make the final six.

Federico Finishes Fifth
(Feb 21, 2010)
Junior Josh Federico defeated Coronado's Devon Cruz, 6-2, in the opening round of the final day of the 2010 Colorado State Wrestling Championships and assured himself a medal and a finish in the top six. Federico lost the next round to Grand Junction's Dylan Thompson but won the fifth place match, 4-0, over Pomona's Austin Marvel.

Senior John Godin lost a 2-7 decision to Legacy's Mark Dubberly and Sophomore Sean Burroughs lost, 1-7, to Nick Ortega of Northglenn and finished one away from placing in the top six.


103 - Josh Federico- 5th Place
vs Geo Martinez, Pine Creek (LD 2-12)

vs Tyler Dirschl, Green Mountain (WTF 16-1)
vs Babalu Jones, Boulder (WD 7-0)
vs Devon Cruz, Coronado (WD 6-2)
vs Dylan Thompson, Grand Junction (LD 7-14)
vs Austin Marvel, Pomona (WD 4-0)

119 - John Godin
vs Sam Jones, Ponderosa (WBF3)
vs Chance Leingang, Loveland (LD 6-12)
vs Kyle Grosvenor, Bear Creek (WD 8-5)
vs Mark Dubberly, Legacy (LD 2-7)

125 - Sean Burroughs
vs Jerry McGinty, Pine Creek (LD 1-2)
vs Jared Ferrera, Monarch (WD 3-1)
vs Dakota Thayer, Chatfield (WMD 3-2)
vs Nick Ortega, Northglenn (LD 1-7)

145 - Derek Olson
vs Cody Harris, Denver East (LBF2)
vs Willy Gustin, Cherokee Trail (LBF1)