BROOMFIELD — Not that Noah Dohm is keeping track or anything, but the last time he beat Legacy in anything was freshman football.
But again, he's not keeping track.
The Broomfield senior spent his last two winter seasons playing basketball for coach Terrence Dunn, but with his role up in the air this season, he opted to give wrestling one last go.
And the last time he was even on the mat was for a month at Broomfield Middle School.
""I didn't remember anything, any technique or anything," Dohm said. "So I'm coming in with a clean slate."
After an expected rocky start, Dohm has slowly started to figure things out and, instead of winning matches with pure brute strength, he is getting it done with wrestling savvy.
On Thursday night against cross-town rival Legacy, Dohm scored his signature win of the season — beating Legacy's Derek Coleman by pin in 3:47 — and in the process got rid of that Navy and Gold monkey on his back.
"That was a really good match and he almost had me," said Dohm, whose aspirations after high school include college football — something he figures the wrestling will help with. "I don't know how I got out of it, but I just kept fighting and just beating Legacy felt really good."
Dohm, who has climbed into the top 10 of Tim Yount's On the Mat rankings at 220 pounds, nearly didn't make it out of the first period. Coleman had him on his back, scored three near fall points, but couldn't get the pin.
Dohm got a takedown late in the second period and stuck the much taller Coleman for the eventual pin.
What started out as a training exercise has slowly morphed into something bigger and Dohm now has his sights set on the Pepsi Center.
"There was really no such thing as failure, because even if I made it through the season, it was going to be a success," he said. "But now that I'm starting to win and show that I have some natural ability I definitely want to place or win state."
Broomfield, which will be at the Arvada West tournament on Saturday, also got wins from Connor Ventura (170 pounds with a heavily wrapped right knee), Brandon Tyson (120), Preston Renner (132) and Drew Worthley (145).
But the night belonged to Legacy on the scoreboard. The Lightning showed off in the heavier weights and rolled to a 48-24 victory.
Legacy's captain and state champion from 2014, Ryan Deakin is in top form and it showed against the Eagles' Christian Lofton. He was up 10-2 after two minutes and eventually finished things up with a pinfall victory at 3:24.
"It's fun to have that cross-town rivalry and every sport is a big deal," said Deakin, who will wrestle at Northwestern next season. "I'm having fun with it and wrestling as tough as I can right now and you know what, if I put my best match out there every time, I'm going to be hard to beat."
The Lightning, who will be in Fort Collins this Saturday for the ultra-competitive Rocky Mountain dual tournament, got pins from Mitch Mueller (126), Drian Hays (160), Matt Hebel (182) and Nolan Funk (195).
"It's a good cross-town rival and they are going to have their good years and we are going to have ours and you have to enjoy the good ones and right now we are on a pretty good streak," Legacy coach Mike Thompson said. "It's a good healthy rivalry."
LEGACY 48, BROOMFIELD 24
106 — Devan Cogil, Legacy won by forfeit; 113 — Justin Paplow, Legacy dec. Levi Diecidue, 9-4; 120 — Brandon Tyson, Broomfield pinned Trenton Blazon, 1:50; 126 — Mitch Mueller, Legacy pinned Lucas DeBruyne, :51; 132 — Preston Renner, Broomfield dec. Aaron Otterson, 7-4; 138 — Ryan Deakin, legacy pinned Christian Lofton, 3:24; 145 — Drew Worthley, Broomfield dec. Sam Karlson, 7-4; 152 — Aidan Funk, Legacy won by forfeit; 160 — Drian Hays, Legacy pinned Thomas Klob, :44; 170 — Connor Ventura, Broomfield pinned Brandon Willis, 4:35; 182 — Matt Hebel, Legacy pinned Adam Forbush, 3:54; 195 — Nolan Funk, Legacy pinned Zach Walker, :45; 220 — Noah Dohm, Broomfield pinned Derek Coleman, 3:47. 285 — Tui Faamausili, Legacy dec. Mason O'Dell, 7-4.