Pirates dominate at regional tournament, seven advance to state

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The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate wrestling team poses with its regional plaque. Seven Pirates advanced to the state tournament, scheduled for tomorrow, March 12.

By Clayton Chaney
Staff Writer

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate wrestling team hosted the state’s Western Regional tournament last week, with seven Pirate wrestlers qualifying for the state tournament.

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Aaron Aucoin looks to gain points against his opponent during last week’s regional tournament. Aucoin replaced an injured Trevor Moore in the 195-pound weight class.
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Dylan Tressler tries to keep his opponent from breaking free to earn points in last week’s regional tournament. Tressler took second place in the 145-pound weight class.
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Brae Bergdolt attempts to stay on his feet while grappling with his opponent. Bergdolt went 3-0 on his matches over the week and is advancing to the state tournament.
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Cameron Lucero attempts to maneuver his opponent into a pinning position. Lucero won all three matches last week by pinning his opponents.
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EJ Monterroso tries to avoid being taken down by his opponent. Monterroso wrestled with a torn ACL and went 2-2 on his matches during last week’s regional tournament.
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Luke Tressler tries to score points by keeping his opponent from breaking free. Tressler went 1-2 in the 113-pound weight class at last week’s regional tournament.
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Grant Aucoin pins an opponent at last week’s regional tournament. Aucoin went 3-0 at the tournament and took first place in the 170-pound weight class.
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Kaden McKee attempts to gain an advantage on his opponent by maneuvering into a scoring position. McKee went 2-1 in the 285-pound weight class at the regional tournament.
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Erik Wyman attempts to keep his opponent from Summit High School from breaking free. Wyman went 2-1 on his matches during last week’s regional tournament and took second place, sending him to the state tournament.
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Skyler Hill looks to the referee for confirmation during a regional tournament match Saturday. Hill was one of two juniors to advance to Friday’s state tournament.
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Tommy Barker lifts his opponent from the mat to get into a scoring position. Barker went 2-2 in the 132-pound weight class at last week’s regional tournament.
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Trevor Torrez holds his opponent from Alamosa to the mat. Torrez went 1-2 in the 126-pound weight class at last week’s regional tournament.
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Wil Aucoin waits for a call from the referee while pinning his opponent. Aucoin went 3-0 in the 182-pound weight class at last week’s regional tournament and advanced to the state tournament.