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LAFAYETTE -- Brighton's Dylan BravoPacker captured the 285-pound championship at the Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament at Centaurus High School.
After a first-round bye, BravoPacker, …
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After a first-round bye, BravoPacker, the defending state champion in the weight class, pinned all four of his opponents. His shorttest match was 29 seconds against Pueblo East's Kaden Holmes. He pinned Cheyenne ?East's Charlie Green in 1:45 for the title.
Ethan Mora took fifth at 106 pounds. After a quarterfinal round loss, he had to win two straight matches in the consolation round to get into position to place. He beat Poudre's Marcus Bekkedahl 9-3 in the fifth-place match.
BHS finished sixthk in the team standings.
For the Ravens, AJ Hague was third at 120 pounds. His only loss was in the semifinals, a 3-2 decision against Thompson Valley's Jackzen Rairdon. Hague won his next two matches, a 2-1 win over Broomfield's Cody Tanner and a 7-6 win over Jefferson's Samuel Rosales.
RRHS was 34th in the team standings.
Brighton and Riverdale Ridge high schools were among 46 high schools from Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado to send teams to the annual Top of the Rockies tournament at Centaurus High School.
The tournament continues through Saturday, Jan. 21. It's regarded as one of the tougher tournaments on the prep wrestling calendar. Some say it's even tougher than the state tournament next month at Ball Arena.
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