Aurora’s wrestling talent continues to grow, as the 2015-16 season saw the city’s highest numbers make their way down to the Pepsi Center for the state tournament.
All 11 Aurora programs were represented by at least one wrestlers in the contingent of 36 that made it down to the Pepsi Center, with seven wrestlers making their way onto the medal podium.
Five wrestlers from a Grandview team that went undefeated in dual matches and sent a city-best 10 to the state wrestling tournament key the 2015-16 Aurora Sentinel All-City Wrestling Team, which is based chiefly on state results. more>
looks to bounce back
But on the big stage in the semifinals on Friday night, the Wolves’ standout felt at ease as he took on Adams City senior Fabian Gutierrez — the top seed in the bracket — for a spot in Saturday’s 113-pound state championship match. Results ->
Wolves' Santillan in Friday night
Santillan put himself into the semifinals with an 8-7 decision over Central of Grand Junction’s Andrez Martinez, a match in which he gave up a 4-0 lead and trailed 5-4 going to the final period. Santillan got a takedown in final 30 seconds and held off Martinez to advance.
Next up for Santillan (37-9) is Adams City senior Fabian Gutierrez, the top seed in the bracket with a 43-3 record, while Mountain Range’s Louie Romero (32-5) and Arvada West’s Cody Fatzinger (29-5) do battle on the other side of the bracket. Results ->
Class 5A Region 1 Results
ARVADA| Results from the Class 5A Region 1 wrestling tournament — which included Grandview, Hinkley, Overland and Regis Jesuit — contested on Feb. 13, 2016, at Arvada West High School. Aurora teams and wrestlers bold and uppercased: Results ->
JV finishes 5th at
want to give a special
congratulations for the JV team
finishing 5th place
out of 50 teams over the
weekend. Carlos Vigil-Harrison
won the tournament pinning his
way through until an 8-1 victory
in the finals over Brighton.
Tino Baca finished in 2nd
place. Matty Frye and Grady
Colgan both took 3rd
place along with a strong
showing from Trevor Maus to take
4th and Kade Johnson
finishing 7th. I want
to give a special thanks to
coach Conant, Fisher and Combs
on a great season with the JV.
AURORA | Shem Brown was just fine with wrestling smack dab in the middle of Thursday night’s key Centennial League dual match between Grandview and Cherokee Trail.
Able to wrestle without much pressure and after his team had won six of the seven matches before him, the Wolves’ junior came up in the 145-pound match against Cherokee Trail’s Chance Korte and delivered a rousing 7-6 victory that ended up looming large later in Grandview’s 37-32 victory in the well-attended battle of neighborhood rivalry. Story ->
2015-16 Dual & Tournament
Schedule & Results
Varsity Dual Record 19 - 0