After coming in at No. 1 in Class 2A On the Mat rankings, Cedaredge Bruins wrestlers scored 180 points and won one title match to win the annual Eagle Valley Varsity Invitational at Eagle Valley High School Saturday. The Bruins sent seven into the championship match, with freshman Trey Geyer claiming the only title on a win over Grand Valley's A.J. Serna. Geyer pinned Serna with nine seconds remaining in the match.
Ryan Imhoff (113), Sean Dale (126), Alex McCracken (132), Jered Hulteen (160), Taj Van der Linde (220), and Derek Sanchez (HWT) all brought home silver.
Adrian Nieto (113) was seeded 11th and placed fourth, and Colton Hoerr placed fourth on a championship round loss to Palisade's Austin Bernal.
At 182 pounds, Toby Waddell was seeded 12th and placed fourth. Waddell lost in semifinals to Palisade's top wrestler, No. 2 ranked Terrence Williams and wrestled back to the third-place match.
Delta senior heavyweight Logan Church continues his winning streak, winning two matches by technical fall and one by pin to claim the heavyweight championship Saturday at the Eagle Valley Varsity Invitational at Eagle Valley High School. In semifinals Church defeated Tel Linke, a 15-4 wrestler from Middle Park currently ranked 12th in the state by On the Mat, 17-0.
Brandon Harper was runner-up in the 152-pound bracket. Harper was seed 14th. Ranked sixth in Class 4A, Harper defeated Cedaredge's No. 4 wrestler, Colton Hoerr by a major decision in semifinals.
Drake Horn (160) placed third, pinning three opponents in a total of 4 minutes, 7 seconds.
Brendon Starr pinned four opponents on his way to a fourth-place finish at 145 pounds; and Aiden Barrios placed fourth at 170. Delta scored 105.5 points to place fourth out of 29 teams.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.