Prep roundup: Local wrestlers shine at Torgerson Invite

Prep roundup: Local wrestlers shine at Torgerson Invite


Prep roundup: Local wrestlers shine at Torgerson Invite


Fossil Ridge’s Keegan Lecher, right, wrestles Roosevelt’s Harley Bending in the 138 class at the 2015 Arnold Torgerson Invitational Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Fort Collins, CO.

Both youth and experience shined bright for local wrestlers Saturday at the Arnold Torgerson Invitational at Fort Collins High School.

Poudre freshman Brody Lamb took first at 106 pounds, beating Holyoke’s Eric Rojo in the title match.

Senior Keegan Lecher of Fossil Ridge also ended with a first-place finish. Lecher won at 138 pounds with a 17-5 major decision over Erik Lobato-Contreras of Mountain View.

Lamb and Lecher highlighted six locals who finished in the top four individually in the 17-team tournament.

At 113 pounds, Fort Collins’ Stephan Ikelar finished third. Brody Lamb’s older brother, Owen, finished third at 120.

Poudre’s Diego Calderon lost in the 152-pound title match to Paul Tapia of Lakewood, and teammate Dayton Lucero (220) also finished second after falling to Charles Dunkelman in the title match.

Poudre finished fourth as a team with 105.5 points. Legacy was first at 141.5.

Fort Collins and Fossil Ridge tied for 14th with 33 points.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS — Windsor placed fourth among 33 teams at the Tournament of Champions in Peoria, Arizona.

Matteo Ambriz won the 145 weight class and Joe Keller took second in 182. Josh Villa finished fourth in 126; Sam Zdenek fifth in 113; and Skyler Score sixth in 120.

The Wizards are currently No. 2 in 4A in the most recent On the Mat rankings.


WINDSOR 74, ROCK SPRINGS (WYO.) 61 — Windsor won all three of its games at the McDonald’s Classic in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Wizards had four players score in double figures in their win Saturday.

Landon Schmidt led the team with 16 points. Michael Scheid and Viktor Kaiser scored 13 and 12, respectively. Noah Baldwin contributed 11 points.

Windsor (6-3) will next begin Tri-Valley Conference play on the road at Frederick at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


WINDSOR 50, ROCK SPRINGS (WYO.) 43 — The Wizards won their final game in the McDonald’s Classic in Cheyenne, Wyoming, snapping a two-game skid.

Amanda Ward led the way for the Wizards offensively, scoring a team-high 17 points.

Windsor (6-3) will next open its Tri-Valley Conference slate at home against Frederick at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

FOSSIL RIDGE 57, GRAND JUNCTION 42 — The SaberCats defeated the Tigers, who are ranked No. 8 in 5A in the latest AP poll, at home.

Sami Steffeck scored a game-high 17 points and Brooke Pemberton contributed 15.

Fossil Ridge (8-3) will next begin Front Range League play on the road at Monarch at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SHERIDAN (WYO.) 53, FORT COLLINS 27 — The Lambkins are now on a five-game skid after dropping their final game of the McDonald’s Classic in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Jamie Tafoya led the team with eight points and Grace Sluss contributed five.

Fort Collins (4-7) will next begin Front Range League play on the road at Boulder at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

POUDRE 49, LITTLETON 39 — The Impalas got their first win since returning from winter break at home.

Cecelia Berkner scored a game-high 18 points. Kassidy McKevitt and Brittany Bigge added 11 and 10, respectively.

Poudre (5-6) will next open Front Range League play on the road at Fairview at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


MONARCH 2, RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 1 — The No. 7 Cougars suffered their first loss of the season to the No. 5 Coyotes at the NoCo Ice Center.

Zach Lish scored the Cougars’ only goal in the second period on assists from Garrett Devine and Hunter Hop.

Resurrection Christian (7-1) will next play on the road at Battle Mountain at 6 p.m. Jan. 23.


MUSTANG INVITATIONAL — Fossil Ridge took first among 23 teams at the Mustang Invitational at the Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.

Bayley Stewart won both the 50 and 500 freestyle events. Bailey Nero won the 200 free and 100 backstroke. Bailey Kovac took third in both the 50 free and 100 back.

Fort Collins finished seventh overall. Elize Forzley won the 100 fly and finished second in the 100 back.

Windsor finished eighth overall. The Wizards swam 12 4A state qualifying times. Rocky Mountain finished ninth and Poudre 23rd.

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