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    Broomfield's Darren Green won the 4A 138-pound title, his first state title after two previous top-three finishes.

  • Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Legacy's Joey Joiner, top.

  • Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Boulder's Joey Airola, top.



First team

106 pounds -— Joey Airola, Fr., Boulder: Airola broke out on the scene and made it to the state championship final in his freshman season, losing by decision to Kenny Salias of Brighton. The freshman went 37-7 and will be a local wrestler to watch next year.

111 — Kassandra Reyes, Fr., Mead: Reyes became the first local female wrestler to place at the Girls State Championships in Thornton with her run to fourth place in the 111-pound division for the St. Vrain girls wrestling team at Mead.

113 — Vince Cornella, So., Monarch: Cornella added to an already stellar wrestling career with his second state championship in a row and a 41-3 record this year, not losing to any wrestler from Colorado.

120 — Presley Madril, Sr., Broomfield: Madril challenged top-seed Will Vombaur of Windsor to his closest match at state, which ended in a 2-1 decision loss for the Broomfield senior. He bounced back with a majority decision, a pin and two decisions in the consolation bracket to finish in third place and complete a 33-9 season.

126 — Oran Huff, So., Lyons: The Lions had a great season with multiple state qualifiers and state placers this year, led by Huff winning the title at 126 pounds in Class 2A to finish with a 38-8 record. He won by decision 5-3 over Eyan Chavez of Centauri in the finals, showing a glimpse of the future for a young Lyons team moving forward.

132 — Cole Hoffman, Sr., Frederick: Being the lone wrestler from your team to qualify for state can be a challenge for many, but Hoffman made a run at 132 pounds in Class 4A, going 2-2 at state and coming one round short of placing. He finished with a 29-16 record in his final season with the Warriors.

138 — Darren Green, Jr., Broomfield: Green has been close to the top at the state tournament before, finishing in second place his freshman year and in third place during his sophomore season. This year, he got over the hump, winning a 3-2 decision over Aaden Valdez of Pueblo East for his first state title and to finish the season with a 47-4 record.

145 — Joey Joiner, Jr., Legacy: Joiner led a number of state wrestlers for Legacy by reaching the finals at 145 pounds in Class 5A. He lost a close decision 2-1 to Antonio Segura of Regis Jesuit but finished 38-14 and had his team’s highest placing.

152 — Brayden Engelking, Jr., Longmont: Six locals wrestlers qualified for state at 152 pounds, but Engelking was the only one to reach the third-place match out of the bunch. He took fourth in 4A, finishing 40-8 his junior year.

160 — Grady Funk, Jr., Legacy: Funk dropped a 5-4 decision in the semifinals to keep him from competing for a state title, but the junior from Legacy still had a strong run at state to finish fourth. He would finish 36-16.

161 — Clarissa Batrez, Fr., Mead: Batrez is the second wrestler to qualify for the Girls State Championships this year from the St. Vrain team at Mead. The freshman from Erie plans to build off a good first season with the team.

170 — Drake Engelking, Sr., Longmont: The win for Engenking over Cody Eaton of Windsor in the finals was a big one as he became the first multiple state champion, three-time finalist and four-time placer in Longmont history. His win was also impressive as he had to deal with a dislocated thumb in the final round to hang on for the 3-2 win to go 32-1 this season.

182 — Konnor Mauck, Sr., Lyons: The young athletes stole the show for Lyons at state, but Mauck made his own run at 182 pounds, going 2-2 and coming one round short of placing for the team. His senior year ended with a 24-15 record as he leaves the team in prime position to be successful in the years to come.

195 — Bryant Walker, Jr., Broomfield: Another weight class filled with multiple local athletes at state, Walker earns the first-team slot after going 41-8 in his junior season and finishing fourth at state for the Eagles.

220 — Will Ponder, Sr., Monarch: While Ponder came up one round short of the medal podium for Monarch, he had a good season to help lead the team to a top-10 finish. The senior finished his career with a 34-12 mark in 2018-19.

285 — Tyler Carpenter, Sr., Broomfield: Carpenter scored the seventh-fastest pin in state tournament history (six seconds) and nearly handed junior Andy Garcia of Pueblo East his first season loss in the finals, losing a 4-3 decision. His run at state and 32-8 record came off a significant injury, too.

Coach — Pat DeCamillis, Broomfield: DeCamillis helped Broomfield make some noise as they moved back down to Class 4A for the postseason this year. The Eagles placed second in 4A Region 4 and sent seven wrestlers to state. The group was strong there with two reaching the state finals and Broomfield finishing fourth in the Class 4A team scores.

Honorable Mention

Jacob Barry, Fr., Holy Family; Aron Baugh, Sr., Legacy; Karson Bean, Jr., Lyons; John Beau Hostler, So., Broomfield; Hunter Branson, Jr., Holy Family; Grayden Bridwell, So., Skyline; Jason Bynarowicz, Sr., Legacy; Cole Carlucci, Fr., Monarch; Emilio Chavez, Jr., Mead; Ricky Childers, Sr., Skyline; Gustavo Fonseca-Walker, So., Erie; Nathan Fitzpatrick, Sr., Monarch; Max Fredricksmeyer, Jr., Monarch; David Gardner, So., Lyons; Brock Granberg, Sr., Fairview;

Zach Hacker, Sr., Monarch; Audie Herrera, Sr., Longmont; Keegan Hoffman, Sr., Legacy; Dakota Key, Jr., Legacy; Christian Keller, So., Lyons; Ryan Kuykendall, So., Monarch; Jovani Lopez, Jr., Niwot; RJ Lopez, Sr., Mead; Rudy Lopez, So., Erie; Kevin Luker, Sr., Legacy; Adam Lynch, Jr., Legacy; Lex Minnear, Sr., Fairview; John Nicholas, Jr., Longmont; Logan Novara, So., Longmont; Logan Odell, So., Lyons;

Monte Pickering, So., Lyons; Aidan Quinn, Sr., Monarch; Dillon Roman, Fr., Monarch; Drew Sandoval, So., Skyline; Caden Silva, Jr., Skyline; Theron Sovndal, So., Boulder; Daniel Torres, Jr., Niwot; Creighton Trembly, Jr., Skyline; Nathan Uribes, Sr., Centaurus; Morgan Watt, Fr., Broomfield; Antonio Welch-Soto, Jr., Broomfield; Gio Wilson, Jr., Longmont; Witt Unruh, Sr., Erie.