AAU Disney Duals Results
Two Colorado teams have traveled across the nation to take on wrestlers from other states at the AAU Scholastic Duals. This year event has 162 teams in the four divisions - community 1, community 2, development and all-star. The seven day
tournament is being held at the ESPN World Wide Sports Center at the Disney Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Team Colorado - a team of 14 high school wrestlers from around the towns in Colorado, have come together to join forces to compete in the All - Star division of what has become to known as the Disney Duals. The Colorado team will have seven duals in 2 days in round robin pool rounds. Then how they finish in the pool will determine what bracket and placement they will be competing for. With 51 teams in this division, each match / dual can be a barn burner. Pool rounds began on Sunday, June 28th with bracket rounds begin on Tuesday, June 30th.
Member on Team Colorado are - 106 – Sawyer Novara (Silver Creek) so - 6th 2015 Colorado states, 113 – Jesse Shelton (Lamar) Jr - 6th 2015, 120 – Cain Apple (Ralston Valley) sr, 126 – Michael Johnson (Lamar) Jr- 2nd 2015, 132 – Tommy Stager (Niwot) so - 4th 2015, 138 – Dylan Wood (Ralston Valley) jr
- 4th 2015, 145 – Zack Martinez (Mtn Range) jr
- 3rd 2015, 152 – Gerald Mack (Windsor) fr
- 2nd 2015, 160 – Kolsen
Welham (Holly Family) 5th 2015, 170 – Devon Pontine (Meeker) jr
3rd 2015, 182 – Deyuan
Trueblood (Pomona) jr
- 1st 2015 2x Champ, 195 – Cody Solis (Greeley Central) Incoming fr
, 220 – Forrest Lalaguna
) Jr., 5th 2015 and 285 – Mason Watt (Broomfield) fr
Team Colorado has had two days of wrestling under their belts going 3 - 1 on day one and 2 -1 on day two to finish 5 -2 in their Pool A duals. This is good enough for Colorado to take second place in the pool with only the number seed of the tournament Young Guns Black / PA going 7 - 0 ahead of them. While placing in the top two of Pool A, Team Colorado moves into the Gold Bracket for the tournament with 13 other all-star teams going for the 1st place team title. Day one results - Match #1 Round 1 - Team Colorado defeated Ohio Storm 38-17, Match #2 Round 2 - Metrowest United WC defeated Team Colorado 30-25, Match #3 Round 3 - Team Colorado defeated Valley Boyz 53-21, Match #4 Round 4 - Team Colorado defeated Children of the Corn 46-20. Day two results - Match #5 Round 5 - Team Colorado defeated Beachboys 36-26, Match #6 Round 6 - Young Guns Black 2015 defeated Team Colorado 75-0, Match #7 Round 7 - Team Colorado defeated Nebraska White 38-35.
With the start of day three at the AAU Disney Duals, Team Colorado faced Brawlers Elite Thunder in the preliminary round of the 16 team bracket D. Their opponent the Brawlers from Pennsylvania were the top team in Pool G with a 6 - 0 record. The day started as Colorado wrestled at 4 pm in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex / Jostens Building. The outcome was not what Colorado was looking for as they lost 58 - 6 to a much stronger team. Plus with an injury to Kolsen
Welham at 160 pounds Colorado started in the hole giving up 6 points. With the lost Colorado moved to the consolation side of the bracket and received a bye.
Colorado would restart wrestling at 8 am on July 1 against Ohio Mafia. Team Colorado would need a win to move forward and be in the top eight teams in the all-star division. Ohio came out like gang busters and ran away with the dual with a 66 - 0 score. Colorado was able to keep up with Ohio in each of the matches but not get ahead in points. With the loss, Colorado finished tied for 9th place, a great finish for the team out of the 52 teams in the bracket.This tournament and division is one of the toughest in the national as teams have champions and multi-champions in each of the 14 weight classes. Plus having a number of seniors on the teams that continue
to wrestle in their college careers in the near future.
Adams City wrestling coaches have brought their high school team to do battle in the community one division against 39 other teams. Wrestling begins in the Pool bracket - round-robin duals for the first two days beginning on Monday, June 29th.
The following are the members on Adams City team:
106 Sanchez, Rudy,
113 Gutierrez, Fabian
113 Griego, Jordan
120 Vigil, Noah
126 Salazar, Marguez
126 McQuade, Parker
138 Meyers, Kyle
138 Montes, Alejandro
145 Rowell, Christian
160 Armijo, Jack
Adams City first two days of completion were rounds
of tough duals as they gave up 24 points to forfeits. Missing four weight classes, it is tough to win a dual. Adams City is missing the top four weight classes - 182, 195, 220 and 285. Their dual results are listed below.
Match #1 Round 1: 108 Westside WC defeated 115 Adams City Eagles 60-15; Match #2 Round 2: 109 Lake Gibson Braves defeated 115 Adams City Eagles 49-12; Match #3 Round 3: 112 Cumberland Valley defeated 115 Adams City Eagles 53-9; Match #4 Round 4: 115 Adams City Eagles defeated 110 Kings Wrestling 48-24; Match #5 Round 5: 113 Liberty Patriots defeated 115 Adams City Eagles 49-21; Match #6 Round 6: 114 Stinger WC defeated 115 Adams City Eagles 48-18