LONGMONT — Having wrestled his way to a 20-12 record, Longmont High 138-pounder Lane Olsen said he feels confident nearing the end of his sophomore season.
“It’s going well,” Olsen said. “I’m ready for regionals. Hopefully I’ll place there and go to state. I’m ready.”
Against Skyline on Thursday, Olsen won an exhausting 21-11 major decision over Junior Gonzales. His win helped guide the Trojans to a 62-12 dual win that featured just five contested matches — all of which were won by LHS.
Olsen said he caught a cold this week and was worn out by the end of the match. But he remained in control throughout, responding to maintain his lead each time Gonzales scored.
“I was doing pretty good,” Olsen said. “I was working my moves and doing my stuff. I wasn’t going by his game. I just knew if he got the points I had to get those points plus more to win the match.”
Olsen said the Trojans made a point of winning all five contested matches against the rival Falcons.
Trojans 132-pounder Colten Montgomary opened the dual by pinning Skyline’s Jesus Contreras in 2 minutes, 16 seconds. Devon Torres pinned Skyline’s Spencer Frederick in 4:42 at 145 pounds, and Connor Stengel pinned Skyline 152-pounder Ruben Mendoza in 1:47.
Forrest Wetterstrom, ranked 12th in 4A at 170 pounds, got some good work in before the Trojans host their regional tournament next weekend. He went the distance with Skyline’s Steven Feltenberger for a 17-7 major.
“I went into that match just telling myself I wanted to get as many takedowns as possible,” the Trojans junior said. “For the team score, we didn’t absolutely need the pin. Mathematically, we were supposed to win. Going into regionals, I just needed a match that lasted all three rounds. I wanted to test myself.”
Wetterstrom wasn’t looking for the pin until the very end, but when he went for it, Feltenberger fended him off. Wetterstrom (24-6) said Feltenberger (10-18) was persistent and wrestled tough for a sophomore 170-pounder.
Equally impressed by Wetterstrom, Feltenberger said he felt pretty good about standing toe-to-toe with the older Trojan for three rounds.
“He had a long reach and he tried to fake me out with fake shots,” Feltenberger said. “He got me a couple times and I couldn’t outmuscle him. I was just trying to bash his head down so he couldn’t see me and just go around him.”
The Falcons gave up 36 points on forfeits. Trojans Eloy Valdez (120), Fernando Ramos Vega (160), Chris Chacon (182), Dutch Warner (195) and Ryan Cullen (220) all won by forfeit.
SHS’ Ruben Rivera (106) won by forfeit, as did teammate Braden Richards at 113.
Neither Richards, ranked 15th in 4A at 106 pounds, nor Longmont’s Ivan Wolf, ranked 14th in 4A at 126, had an opponent to wrestle.
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LONGMONT 62, SKYLINE 12
At Longmont HS
132 — Colten Montgomery, Longmont, pinned Jesus Contreras, 2:16; 138 — Lane Olsen, Longmont, maj. dec. Junior Gonzales, 21-11; 145 — Devon Torres, Longmont, pinned Spencer Frederick, 4:42; 152 — Connor Stengel, Longmont, pinned Ruben Mendoza, 1:47; 160 — Fernando Ramos Vega, Longmont, won by forfeit; 170 — Forrest Wetterstrom, Longmont, maj. dec. Steven Feltenberger, 17-7; 182 — Chris Chacon, Longmont, won by forfeit; 195 — Ditch Warner, Longmont, won by forfeit; 220 — Ryan Cullen, Longmont, won by forfeit; 285 — Open. 106 — Ruben Rivera, Skyline, won by forfeit; 113 — Braden Richards, Skyline, won by forfeit; 120 — Eloy Valdez, Longmont, won by forfeit; 126 — Ivan Wolf, Longmont, won by forfeit.