BROOMFIELD -- Even with Broomfield short two of its top wrestlers Wednesday night, few words better described the team than dominant. The Eagles' two-time state champion Phil Downing was nursing a minor injury and Darek Huff did not make weight for the team's second outing of the season.

But their absence in the Class 4A third-ranked Eagles' lineup was barely noticeable.

Broomfield hit on all cylinders against 5A Centaurus, pinning six Warriors on the way to collecting a 62-18 win over its regional foe.

"This felt real good, it was a real positive night," Broomfield 170-pounder Zach Stodden said. "It gives us a good outlook on how we can do for the remainder of the season."

Stodden came up with his team's second pin of the night, catching Hector Arrellano for the second-fastest fall of the dual. The junior flipped the Warrior in the final 34 seconds of the opening period after turning Arrellano to his back twice before.

"I just worked a couple of fakes early on and looked to get the match over quickly," Stodden said.

The Eagles' win pleased coach Joe Pereira for a couple of reasons. First off, Pereira believes his team made all the right moves heading into Friday and Saturday's Walsh Ironman Tournament in Cleveland. And secondly, the Eagles showed a ton of improvement from their opening dual against Longmont. The coach described his team as a bit sluggish and off-key in the season-opening dual. But he was more than impressed with the swagger they brought into Wednesday night.


"I don't think they were satisfied with the way they came out against Longmont," Pereira said. "I think their goal tonight was to have a lot more convincing execution."

Despite an overall rough night, Centaurus had its high points at Broomfield. Alex Hunter opened the night for the Warriors with a win. The 145-pounder pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 38 seconds. And Andre Aragon proved his mettle in wrestling up a weight. Centaurus' lone returning state qualifier earned his team's second pin of the evening, moving up to the 126-pound weight class, one above where he usually wrestles.

"It was different," he said. "It was a good experience and should help me when I go back to 120s."

Centaurus had to forfeit three matches in the dual, not completely unforeseen as coach Cisco Gonzales finalizes where everybody fits on his team. But one absentee was a shock to the Warriors coach, with the team losing 160-pound Tyler Harrington earlier in the week.

"He just moved out of state," Gonzales said. "He was ranked top eight or nine in the state, so it was a pretty big blow."

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Broomfield 62, Centaurus 18

At Broomfield HS

106 -- Adonis Jaramillo, Centaurus, winner by forfeit; 113 -- Drew Romero, Broomfield, pinned Andre Jaramillo, Centaurus, 1:54; 120 -- Connor Ventura, Broomfield, pinned Arturo Chaparro, Centaurus, :21; 126 -- Andre Aragon, Centaurus, pinned James Wells, Broomfield, 2:29; 132 -- Randall Baker, Broomfield, OT dec. Jesus Castillo, Centaurus, 8-6; 138 -- Bobby Klob, Broomfield, winner by decision; 145 --Alex Hunter, Centaurus, pinned Thomas Klob, Broomfield, 1:38; 152 -- Jarod Albo, Broomfield, tech fall Justin Montoya, Centaurus, 18-2; 160 -- Conner Orban, Broomfield, pinned Robert Jahn, Centaurus, 1:58 ; 170 -- Zach Stodden, Broomfield, pinned Hector Arrellano, Centaurus, 1:26; 182 -- Luke McAnich, Broomfield, winner by forfeit; 195 -- D.J. Zissismos, Broomfield, pinned Michael Steel, Centaurus, 1;53; 220 -- Connor Eakes, Broomfield, pinned Josh Antunez, Centaurus, 1:30; 285 -- Austyn Harris, Broomfield, winner by forfeit.