Fabian Santillan became the sixth State Champion and the
second in two seasons for Coach Ryan Budd and the Grandview
Wolves with his 4-1 win over Adams City's Nicholas Sanchez in
the Class 5A state 126-pound finals match on Feb. 17, 2018, at the Pepsi
Center in Denver. The team finished in 6th place with 98
points and for the third season in a row finished in the top
eight in the team standings. This is the most points ever
scored by a Grandview team at the State Tournament.
Alex, a sophomore,
finished third at
113. Senior Giovanni
third at 120.
Sophomore Joe Renner
finished fourth at
195 and junior Dylan
fifth at 145.
Grandview’s Fabian Santillan earns way into first state championship match
Wolves' junior set to wrestle on big stage at Pepsi Center
DENVER | Fabian Santillan felt he belonged in a state championship match at last season’s Class 5A state wrestling tournament, but injuries kept that from happening.
The Grandview junior came back with a vengeance in hopes of a title shot this season and now he has it, as his 9-6 semifinal victory over Coronado’s Aaron Flores Friday night at Pepsi Center landed him a spot in Saturday’s finals.
The Wolves finished
with 240.5 points,
comfortably in front
of runner up Castle
View at 220,
with 199.5 and
Douglas County with
Grandview gets on a roll, downs rival Cherokee Trail 52-18 in Centennial League dual
Wolves rack up eight pins to top Cougars for fifth straight time
by Courtney Oakes
AURORA | Up 12-6 four matches into Thursday night’s Centennial League wrestling dual at Grandview, Cherokee Trail coach Jeff Buck was hopeful, but sensed what was coming.
With a primarily young lineup with some missing pieces, Buck knew the Cougars would have trouble holding off the talented Wolves.
Indeed, coach Ryan Budd’s Grandview team can roaring back with nine wins in the final 10 matches of the night — including six by fall — on its way to an impressive 52-18 victory over the rival Cougars in a pivotal league match. Story ->