DENVER -- Coming into the season, Connor Casady was certain he could nail down a Class 5A state championship. While that plan was derailed in the second round of the state tournament, the Legacy senior still believes he can achieve plenty.

A third place, in the 160-pounder's perspective, would go a long way toward help him go out with a bang. And Casady made a strong case Friday night that he was on the right track to knocking down a decent spot on the podium.

The senior made quick work of Khyre Burns, pinning the Denver East wrestler in the second period of their consolation match.

"I came from a hard loss and have wrestled pretty good since," Casady said. "I want to end this tournament on a good note. It's my senior year and I want to be happy with my effort."

Casady recorded his fall in 3 minutes, 12 seconds and will face Coronado's Grady Pina in the consolation quarterfinals.

Legacy's Skylar McWee, meanwhile, is still alive and kicking also, with the 220-pounder coming back strong from a second-round loss. The senior fell in a tight decision in his last championship match, but came back to pin Grand Junction Central's Martin Paredes in 3:21.

Ryan Deakin, at 106, is also still alive after winning a second-round consolation match.

Even with the Lightning's chance to finish with a couple places, Casady was surprised his team was not going to make a run at a championship.

"I was hoping me and McWee would make it," he said. "But we still have a chance to go out strong."

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CLASS 5A RESULTS

DENVER -- Results Friday from the Colorado Class 5A state high school wrestling tournament held at Pepsi Center.

TEAM SCORES

Greeley West 90.5, Coronado 75.5, Ponderosa 73.5, Pomona 72.5, Fossil Ridge 68, Pine Creek 67, Rocky Mountain 62, Arvada West 37.5, Chaparral 37.5, Fruita Monument 35.5, Horizon 32, Mountian Range 30, Regis Jesuit 29, Cherry Creek 28.5, Brighton 28, Lakewood 28, Overland 28, Grand Junction 27.5, Fountain-Ft. Carson 26, Thunderridge 26, Ralston Valley 25, Columbine 24, Bear Creek 23.5, Denver East 19, Doherty 18, Cherokee Trail 17, Legacy 17, Grandview 15, Prairie View 15, Douglas County 14, Eaglecrest 14, Northglenn 14, Gateway 10, Central-Grand Junction 9.5, Loveland 9, Smoky Hill 7, Abraham Lincoln 6, Fort Collins 6, Arapahoe 5, Chatfield 3, Montbello 3, Poudre 3, Castle View 2, Legend 2, Palmer 2, Westminster 2, Adams City 1, Standley Lake 1.


SEMIFINALS

106 pounds -- Trent Watson, Coronado dec. Anthony Cortez, Horizon, 10-4; Anthony Garza, Greeley West dec. Frank Martinez, Chaparral, 6-3.

113 pounds -- Kyndall Rutz, ThunderRidge tech. fall Maurisio Garcia, Northglenn, 19-4; Jess Hankin, Coronado dec. Kade Snider, Ponderosa, 5-2.

120 pounds -- Adrian Cordova, Coronado dec. Jerry Trujillo, Arvada West, 8-6; Mitch Finesilver, Cherry Creek maj. dec. Adrian Delacruz, Greeley West, 11-3.

126 pounds -- Emilio Martinez, Greeley West pinned Devan Cruz, Coronado, 6:00; Danny Murphy, Rocky Mountain dec. Payton Tawater, Arvada West, 6-1.

132 pounds -- Devon Zavala, Denver East dec. Shederick Boyd, Greeley West, 6-5; PT Garcia, Bear Creek dec. Bennie Pachello, Arvada West, 3-2.

138 pounds -- Geordan Martinez, Pine Creek pinned Thaddeus Hayes, Doherty, :27; Austin Marvel, Pomona dec. Roman Ortiz, Rocky Mountain, 4-3.

145 pounds -- Jacob Trujillo, Grand Junction dec. Deyaun Trueblood, Gateway, 11-5; Isaac Rodriguez, Fruita Monument pinned Alec Wyatt, Prairie View, 4:37.

152 pounds -- Randy Boerner, Mountain Range tech. fall Harley Korte, Cherry Creek, 15-0; Alex Smith, Pine Creek pinned Kelton Good, Ponderosa, 3:22.

160 pounds -- Archie Colgan, Pomona pinned TJ Campbell, Pine Creek, :27; Austin Lindsay, Fossil Ridge pinned Tanner Olson, Ponderosa, 4:38.

170 pounds -- David Chitwood, Horizon maj. dec. Dalton Riba, Fossil Ridge, 14-1; Dylan Gabel, Ponderosa dec. Tony Silva-Bussey, Arvada West, 3-0.

182 pounds -- Corry Williams, Ponderosa dec. Dalton Weis, Loveland, 3-1; Joel Hernandez, Brighton dec. Jack Lindsay, Douglas County, 6-4.

195 pounds -- Payton Tapia, Fossil Ridge dec. Joey Garcia, Lakewood, 3-2; Grant Neal, Regis Jesuit dec. Tracy Hancock, Fountain-Ft. Carson, 4-3.

220 pounds -- Amer Tipura, Overland dec. Jakob Buys, Ralston Valley, 4-2; Brian Mayberry, Columbine inj. def. Nick Debruyn, Lakewood, 3:02.

285 pounds -- Austin Waterman, Greeley West pinned Dane Drimmer, Chaparral, 1:17; Tony Martinez, Rocky Mountain pinned Mike Howshar, Eaglecrest, 3:17.

 

QUARTERFINALS

106 pounds -- Trent Watson, Coronado maj. dec. Ryan Deakin, Legacy, 10-2; Anthony Cortez, Horizon maj. dec. Matthew Rayas, Fossil Ridge, 11-3; Frank Martinez, Chaparral dec. Tomas Gutierrez, Pomona 7-6; Anthony Garza, Greeley West pinned Cody Lacy, Grand Junction, 5:12.

113 pounds -- Kyndall Rutz, ThunderRidge maj. dec. Isaac Arellano, Ralston Valley, 11-0; Maurisio Garcia, Northglenn pinned Xavier Cardenas, Grandview, 3:47; Kade Snider, Ponderosa dec. JT Stancil, Chaparral, 6-4; Jess Hankin, Coronado dec. Dylan West, Greeley West, 3-1 OT.

120 pounds -- Adrian Cordova, Coronado dec. Joshua Rosales, Pomona, 7-5; Jerry Trujillo, Arvada West dec. Josh Redman, Regis Jesuit, 5-3; Adrian Delacruz, Greeley West dec. Ian Konrad, Fruita Monument, 8-5; Mitch Finesilver, Cherry Creek dec. Keaton Reed, Chaparral, 9-5.

126 pounds -- Emilio Martinez, Greeley West pinned Nathan Gonzales, Doherty, 5:55; Devan Cruz, Coronado dec. Lucas Vagher, Pomona, 6-1; Payton Tawater, Arvada West forfeit Jacob Rubalcaba, Central (G.J.); Danny Murphy, Rocky Mountain dec. Zach Finesilver, Cherry Creek, 7-3.

132 pounds -- Shederick Boyd, Greeley West dec. Raymond Robledo, Pomona, 9-5; Devon Zavala, Denver East dec. Ben Drysdale, Rocky Mountain, 5-3; Bennie Pachello, Arvada West dec. Trevor Brown, Fossil Ridge, 4-1; PT Garcia, Bear Creek dec. Jake Thayer, Chatfield, 6-2.

138 pounds -- Geordan Martinez, Pine Creek pinned Luis Bejarano, Prairie View, :57; Thaddeus Hayes, Doherty dec. Joshua Butler, Gateway, 11-10; Roman Ortiz, Rocky Mountain dec. Brighton Moye, Ponderosa, 5-2; Austin Marvel, Pomona dec. Taylor Killion, Fossil Ridge, 7-5 OT.

145 pounds -- Jacob Trujillo, Grand Junction maj. dec. Gabe Marquez, Poudre, 15-5; Deyaun Trueblood, Gateway dec. Danny Clark, Rocky Mountain, 10-5; Alec Wyatt, Prairie View pinned Matthew Seifert, Pomona, 2:00; Isaac Rodriguez, Fruita Monument dec. Derrik Ortiz, Pine Creek, 11-10.

152 pounds -- Randy Boerner, Mountain Range maj. dec. Ethan Wright, Pomona, 14-0; Harley Korte, Cherry Creek dec. Mason Harms, Cherry Creek, 15-12; Alex Smith, Pine Creek pinned Austin Gonzales, Horizon, 4:57; Kelton Good, Ponderosa maj. dec. Brandon Dunnum, Ft. Collins, 18-10.

160 pounds -- Archie Colgan, Pomona maj. dec. Jordan Brown, Grandview, 14-4; TJ Campbell, Pine Creek dec. Kaleb Geiger, Castle View, 5-1; Tanner Olson, Ponderosa dec. Brandon Supernaw, Doherty, 9-7; Austin Lindsay, Fossil Ridge dec. Connor Casady, Legacy, 7-5 OT.

170 pounds -- David Chitwood, Horizon dec. Jacob Seely, Fruita Monument, 4-2; Dalton Riba, Fossil Ridge dec. Adin Puris, Eaglecrest, 7-6; Tony Silva-Bussey, Arvada West dec. Steve Ullman, Ralston Valley, 11-10; Dylan Gabel, Ponderosa dec. Caleb Hendricks, Central (G.J.), 5-0.

182 pounds -- Corry Williams, Ponderosa dec. Geoffrey Curtis, Pine Creek, 6-0; Dalton Weis, Loveland pinned Trevon Beauford, Eaglecrest, 4:55; Jack Lindsay, Douglas County pinned Ricky Mahan, Doherty, 1:57; Joel Hernandez, Brighton pinned Jaylen Mosqueira, Arapahoe, 2:50.

195 pounds -- Payton Tapia, Fossil Ridge pinned Matt List, Pine Creek, 5:43; Joey Garcia, Lakewood maj. dec. Matthew Stanley, ThunderRidge, 10-0; Grant Neal, Regis Jesuit dec. Corky Phillips, Bear Creek, 8-4; Tracy Hancock, Fountain-Ft. Carson dec. Rocky Michaelson, Ralston Valley, 13-12.

220 pounds -- Amer Tipura, Overland dec. Dexter Bess, Smoky Hill, 4-2 OT; Jakob Buys, Ralston Valley dec. Jacob Schoenberger, Fountain-Ft. Carson, 11-4; Nick Debruyn, Lakewood pinned Colt Chatfield, Fruita Monument, 2:16; Brian Mayberry, Columbine dec. Skyler McWee, Legacy, 5-2.

285 pounds -- Austin Waterman, Greeley West pinned Josh Vigil-Harrison, Grandview, :34; Dane Drimmer, Chaparral pinned Jamin Smith, Douglas County 5:01; Mike Howshar, Eaglecrest dec. Garrett Zimmerman, Cherokee Trail, 10-5; Tony Martinez, Rocky Mountain dec. Jorge Rodriguez, Mountain Range, 6-2.


LOCAL CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND

113 -- Donovan Cogil, Legacy dec. Timmy Romero, Mountain Range, 4-2.

120 -- Isaac Dinette, Lakewood pinned, Preston McQuade, Monarch, 4:39.

220 -- Nick Eljin, Regis Jesuit pinned Theo Colucci, Boulder, 1:17.


LOCAL CONSOLATION SECOND ROUND

106 -- Ryan Deakin, Legacy dec. Jacob Espinosa, Abraham Lincoln, 6-1.

113 -- Isaac Arellano, Ralston Valley pinned Donovan Cogil, Legacy, 4:49.

160 -- Connor Casady, Legacy pinned Khyre Burns, Denver East, 3:12.

220 -- Skyler McWee, Legacy pinned Martin Paredes, Grand Junction Central, 3:21.